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The War on Poverty: 50 years later

The War on Poverty: 50 years later

Apr. 2 | On January 8, 1964, a mere six weeks after taking office, President Lyndon B. Johnson stood before the nation to deliver his first State of the Union address. In his address President Johnson proclaimed that “This administration declares unconditional...

Current NBA stars honor their Black Fives predecessors

Current NBA stars honor their Black Fives predecessors

Feb. 19 |             As we approach the wind-down days of Black History Month 2014, it’s refreshing to see other Black contributors besides the usual few names often presented — such as overlooked Black athletes who labored...

The great divide of income inequality: a domestic crisis on the world’s stage

The great divide of income inequality: a domestic crisis on the world’s stage

Feb. 6 |             By Marc H. Morial Guest Commentator   “Income inequality” has become the political buzzword of 2014. President Obama, most recently in last week’s State of the Union Address, has made it a central...

Vikings pound Eagles 48-30

Vikings pound Eagles 48-30

Dec. 18 | First-place Philadelphia, the hottest team in the NFL, winners of five in a row looking to pad their NFC East lead, ran into a frustrated group of Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Playing the next-to-last game in the history of Mall of America Field...

Nelson Mandela was both Malcolm and Martin

Nelson Mandela was both Malcolm and Martin

Dec. 11 | Nelson Mandela, the icon who led the emancipation of South Africa from White minority rule and became South Africa’s first Black president, was both Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. He was an emblem of dignity and abstention. Imagine being...

Vikings’ latest loss comes at high cost — for the team and fans

Vikings’ latest loss comes at high cost — for the team and fans

Sep. 25 |                   Maalik Harut (r) of Minneapolis spent “about $200 bucks” on last Sunday’s Vikings game with his two sons and a family friend.Photos by Charles Hallman This reporter normally people...

History can move in two directions at once

History can move in two directions at once

Sep. 20 |             By Benjamin Todd Jealous Contributing Writer   In my time as an organizer, I have been guided by the words of many people, activists and authors, colleagues and friends. But the most powerful lesson...

Lincoln, the movie: What’s missing?

Lincoln, the movie: What’s missing?

Nov. 28 | By Gary L. Flowers Guest Commentator   “‘Negro History’ is the missing segment of world history.” — Carter G. Woodson Carter G. Woodson was right when he essentially said that Black history is the missing pages of world history. Never...

What happened when we got off the bus?

What happened when we got off the bus?

Oct. 10 |   October 16 will mark the 17th anniversary of the Million Man March on Washington, D.C. I remember that day because I stood in support of the beautiful brothers that had sent such a loud message to the world. I remember listening to great speeches,...