Additional AIDS Outreach Needed in African-American Communities

Dr. Anthony Jones has been an AIDS Specialist for more than 15 years. During that time he has become increasingly discouraged as he watched...

Black History Month 2014: Civil Rights in America

To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Dr. Carter G. Woodson’s Association for the Study of African Life and History...

Facing the Challenges of Business Ownership

There is nothing like doing what you love to do—and it’s even better when others share your vision and goals. Tuesday, Jan. 28 was almost...

The Great Divide of Income Inequality

“Income inequality” has become the political buzzword of 2014. Most recently, in his State of the Union address this week President Obama made it...

Simeon Booker Deserves the Congressional Medal of Honor

In December, Ohio Congressmen Tim Ryan, a Democrat, and Dave Joyce, a Republican, introduced legislation calling for the award of the Congressional Gold Medal...

When Black Men Flex, Society Gets Scared

By chance I watched the NFC Championship football game at the home of a friend and former college football player, Vaughn McKoy. Of course,...

Standing up for women at the brink

During a January 12 Meet the Press segment, Maria Shriver unveiled “The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink.” Her analysis...

To Be Equal: The Life and Legacy of Amiri Baraka

“Art is a weapon in the struggle of ideas, the class struggle.” —Amiri Baraka With the Jan. 9 passing of the prolific poet, playwright, essayist,...

Opinion: Where is the Spirit of Mandela?

As I watched President Obama deliver his stirring eulogy for Dr. Nelson Mandela during the former president’s memorial service here in Johannesburg, I was...

STATE OF THE UNION REMARKS OF NATIONAL CONGRESS OF BLACK WOMEN’S CHAIR

Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq., Chair of the National Congress of Black Women (NCBW) said the following about President Barack Obama’s State of the...

Ruling on Black Colleges Presents Maryland with Stark Choice

The state of Maryland faces a stark choice with respect to its treatment of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). A federal court recently...

African ‘Ghettos’ in Israel

It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon. The streets of South Tel Aviv were teeming with people. We first saw a very large wedding party...