Commentary

  • Lisa Fritsch…Our Father, Who Aren’t in Washington

    Conservatives argue that the liberal social programs of the 1960s destroyed the Black family as the notion of the Black man as the patriarch of his family took a beating. In just a few generations, an intact Black family became so hard to recognize that Blacks ridiculed the 1980s family sitcom ...

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  • Elijah Cummings…A Time to Stand Up and Fight

    Two years ago, we stood up and led as Americans of good conscience came together in an historic effort to elect Barack Obama as president of the United States. Now, once again, we must stand with our president and defeat those who are working to devastate his legislative achievements and block ...

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  • Justice Now For Black Farmers

    Most African Americans in America are not more than a few generations removed from the farm. At the turn of the century there were more than a million Black farm families. But, in Washington, D.C., and other urban areas it can be hard to connect with Black farmers, even though it is so much a ...

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  • Haiti: Accounting for the Money

    (NNPA) — President Obama showed positive leadership after the catastrophe in Haiti by pledging the resources of the United States government to our neighbor in need.  Yet, eight months after the quake, many of the country's internally displaced persons (IDPs) remain without food, ...

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  • Oct. 2 One Nation Rally: Demand the Change We Voted For

    On Oct. 2, the National Urban League will join a coalition of more than 150 progressive organizations and tens of thousands of Americans at a national rally for jobs, education and social justice at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The goal of the One Nation Working Together (ONWT) ...

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  • Our Future is in Our Own Hands

    Election year 2010 is so important for Maryland’s African-American families that it is essential we remain engaged, register to vote and vote in large numbers this November. Fortunately, here in Maryland, we hold the future in our own hands. The congressional races this year will have a ...

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  • Ron Walters was a One-Man Civil Rights Movement

    (NNPA) — Ronald Walters, the highly-respected political scientist who died last week of cancer at the age of 72, exemplified the true meaning of a public intellectual. To many, the term public intellectual regretfully has become synonymous with selfish private advancement, largely through ...

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