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Living with White people for 238 years has jinxed us

Living with White people for 238 years has jinxed us

May. 16 | By Willie Johnson Guest Commentator   Black people, guess what — we are still as Black today as we were yesterday. Same story, different page — sleepy, dumb, tired and broke, just hoping for any kind of help. It’s the middle of the month...

“Ask What  You Can Do For Your Country”

“Ask What You Can Do For Your Country”

Dec. 4 |               By Marian Wright Edelman Contributing Writer   “It should be clear by now that a nation can be no stronger abroad than she is at home. Only an America which practices what it preaches about...

Trayvon Martin tragedy’s  lesson: ‘Everything has changed, yet nothing has changed’

Trayvon Martin tragedy’s lesson: ‘Everything has changed, yet nothing has changed’

Jul. 24 |     Someone once said, to describe the state of race relations near the end of the 20th century, “Everything has changed, yet nothing has changed.” That may be the best way to sum up the Trayvon Martin tragedy. At bottom, as in the case...

Snowden, Hastings and  surveillance? Were they right?

Snowden, Hastings and surveillance? Were they right?

Jul. 3 |   The ‘here we go again’  relevance for Black America   Young journalists stepped forward to warn again how we continue to lose our government to growing “Big Brother.” Thirty-year-old document leaker Edward J. Snowden has fled...

Emancipation Proclamation and our collective history

Emancipation Proclamation and our collective history

Jan. 16 |   By Benjamin Todd Jealous Guest Commentator   The Emancipation Proclamation, which set our nation on the path to the end of slavery, was signed 150 years ago this month. This year, we should resolve to teach our children the story of our...

America’s Black First Family symbolizes rise of African culture

America’s Black First Family symbolizes rise of African culture

Nov. 21 | Hotep (Be at peace, be at rest, be free) In this the second in a three-part series, I want to share another core idea: “SIA” an ancient African teaching that I have had the great honor of having verified in travels to the elders in Africa and...

Democracy is under attack by voter suppression

Democracy is under attack by voter suppression

Sep. 5 |   By Benjamin Todd Jealous Guest Commentator    Far too often in modern elections, sound bites trump substance and voters are left wondering what the candidates really stand for. This is even more acute for issues important to the African...

Book shines with stories of the  Great Migration of Blacks to the North

Book shines with stories of the Great Migration of Blacks to the North

Feb. 15 |     A book review By Lissa Jones Contributing Writer   The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration (Random House, 2010) is authored by Isabel Wilkerson, the first African American woman to win the Pulitzer...

We need Black solutions to Black problems – Critical thinking in the Black Independence Movement

We need Black solutions to Black problems – Critical thinking in the Black Independence Movement

Nov. 16 |     “Salvation for a race, nation or class must come from within.”            — A. Philip Randolph   Unless you are Herman Cain, you know that the Civil Rights Movement was ignited by young people tired of going through...
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