OPINION

  • CUBA: IT’S ABOUT TIME!

    TriceEdney—At President Obama’s first inauguration, my sister (Bettye LaVette) sang “A Change is Gonna Come” with Bon Jovi.  Well, change has come!  President Obama just made the insightful move to normalize relations with Cuba!  Say what they will, his critics cannot say he doesn’t keep his ...

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  • An AFRO Christmas Wish

    Christmas Originally published Dec. 23, 1911.   In this, the most joyous season of the year, one’s bosom swells as he thinks of the wonderful events of long ago and the music of our soul swings into meter.   Oh Muse of Homer, Milton, come; And guide my thoughts beyond the sun: To show ...

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  • Dr. Huxtable, Heal Thy Self!

    Like so many Black publications we’ve been on the sidelines of the Bill Cosby flare up, not sure when and how to enter a situation that is a classic she-say, he-say with allegations from a coterie of women charging him with rape. Obviously, we hold to the presumption of his innocence until he’s ...

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  • Restraining the Cost of Prescription Drugs

    Federally approved generic drugs are critically important to the health of the American people.  These federally regulated, lower-cost generic drugs now account for 86 percent of all prescriptions dispensed in the United States, saving Americans billions of dollars every year and reducing our ...

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  • The Drama Unfolding Around the Real Bill Cosby

    There are so, so, many women. They all tell similar horrifying stories of being drugged and sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby, a man who found fame and fortune playing a Black doctor with an upper class family on television nearly 30 years ago. The man he played—Cliff Huxtable—was a rarity on ...

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  • National Congress of Black Women, Inc.

      Washington, DC – The United States Supreme Court has rejected BP’s appeal of the oil spill settlement!  Dr. E. Faye Williams, worked on the case as legal advisor to get the underserved paid along with Art Rocker of Pensacola, Florida and socialist activist Dick Gregory. She said, “This ...

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  • For Our Sons

    In September of 1955 Mamie Till allowed Jet magazine to print the badly decomposed photo of her son Emmett Till on the front cover.  Till’s image on the Jet cover sparked outrage across the United States. Many Americans asked the same questions we are asking today when faced with a multitude of ...

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  • Baltimore Lessons to be Learned from Ferguson and Brooklyn

    Baltimore City continues to engage its citizens in dialogue about the civil treatment of it residents.  Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake has taken some bold steps to elevate the distrust of citizens of the police.  The recent curfew statute that went into effect in the City this year was rolled ...

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  • Ferguson and beyond

    Recently individual members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives regarding the decision by a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri not to indict a police officer for the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager. ...

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  • Same Old Problem, Same Old Response

    In 1983, it was Michael Stewart, 25. He was a graffiti artist who was beaten to death in police custody in New York. No one paid a price for his death. On the day of Stewart’s arrest, the Committee Against Racially Motivated Police Violence was holding a news conference. There were vigils. That ...

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