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Young entrepreneur works to close the ‘access gap’

Young entrepreneur works to close the ‘access gap’

Jun. 20 | By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Ernest Comer IIIPhotos courtesy of Ernest Comer III In a day and age when the Civil Rights Era clarion “We Shall Overcome” increasingly has changed for many Black people to “I have overcome,”...

Maya Angelou    April 4, 1928 — May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou April 4, 1928 — May 28, 2014

Jun. 8 | How does one pay adequate tribute to the legacy of Maya Angelou, the beloved historic icon and cultural treasure who passed away on May 28? Her enduring presence as an enlightening, empowering beacon to which the hearts and minds of Black women faithfully...

Blacks will suffer a ‘great hangover’ after Obama

Blacks will suffer a ‘great hangover’ after Obama

May. 15 | Activist predicts a steep price to pay for the ‘catastrophe of mis-leadership’   By Mel Reeves  Contributing Writer   Glen Ford, executive editor and chief of Black Agenda Report, will be speaking at Minneapolis North High School this Saturday...

Reverend Al Sharpton: The Rejected Stone

Reverend Al Sharpton: The Rejected Stone

Dec. 5 | Activist reveals how he became ‘a force of consequence in America’     A Book Review By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   One does well to take the endorsements on the dust jacket of Reverend Al Sharpton: The Rejected Stone with a grain...

Basics of the nation’s new healthcare law

Basics of the nation’s new healthcare law

Dec. 4 |               By Dr. Dionne Hart, MD What is the law known as “Obamacare” or the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? In March 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act...

Cutting food assistance is not just morally wrong — it’s bad economics

Cutting food assistance is not just morally wrong — it’s bad economics

Nov. 27 |   By William Spriggs Guest Commentator   The U.S. Gross Domestic Product (the value of all goods and services in the economy) figures show GDP per person is $53,211. That’s per person, not per family. Those figures also show we annually...

Black clergy push ‘Obamacare’ enrollment as glitches get fixed

Black clergy push ‘Obamacare’ enrollment as glitches get fixed

Oct. 30 |               By Hazel Trice Edney Guest Commentator   A team of African American preachers has sent a letter to President Barack Obama affirming their ”commitment to the Affordable Care Act” even as the...

Obama’s African trip showed U.S. ‘commitment’ to the region — Bishop Tutu’s welcome: ‘Your victory is our victory’

Obama’s African trip showed U.S. ‘commitment’ to the region — Bishop Tutu’s welcome: ‘Your victory is our victory’

Jul. 17 |       By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   In spite of criticism and skepticism, President Barack Obama’s recent Africa trip has the potential to reap benefits for both this country and the African continent. Prior to the trip,...

No surprise! Racism unhealthy for Black males!

No surprise! Racism unhealthy for Black males!

Jul. 10 | Access to good health care essential for Black men and boys regardless of social class    By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Morehouse ProfessorDr. Henrie TreadwellMSR file photo Racism historically has proven very unhealthy to Black males,...

Twins’ diversity talk seems mostly for show

Twins’ diversity talk seems mostly for show

Apr. 10 |       A new movie on the life of Jackie Robinson premieres Friday. It has support from people in high places. “We think that everybody in this country needs to watch this movie,” advises First Lady Michelle Obama on the movie 42...
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