Dylann Roof Is A Terrorist And Should Be Treated Like One

Before Dylann Roof allegedly went on a shooting rampage at the historically Black Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., in which 9 people, including the pastor and state senator, were killed, someone uploaded a...

Paula Deen’s Stew

Here’s the dry rub about the whole celebrity cook Paula Deen BBQ: it’s really no great shock that a Low Country Southern woman of a certain age once used the “N-word,” or maybe still...

Warning: The Rising D.C. Homicides Threat

As the summer nears its end, the death toll in D.C. is not subsiding. The city’s homicide count, for 2015, currently stands at 91 victims, a 28.2 percent increase, from 71 victims, at the...

Entertaining — but Inaccurate– Black History Assailed

“I’m just an old historian who only wants one thing, the truth,” said preeminent African and African American historian Carroll “CR” Gibbs, “fussing” with a somewhat heavy heart. I couldn’t wait to catch up...

Making Ends Meet on Minimum Wages

Is it any wonder that hundreds of fast food workers across the country this week are walking out and striking at their jobs demanding to form a union and to have their wages increased...

Writers’ Reflections 2012

  Teria Rogers  My favorite story that I covered this year was the “Many Blacks in D.C. Still Worried Despite Steep Drop in Killings” piece. This was my favorite because as a student in D.C. Public Schools,...

Zimmerman Acquittal Could Double Loss for Trayvon Martin’s Family

The family of Trayvon Martin not only lost their 17-year-old son at the hands of George Zimmerman, a Florida neighborhood watch volunteer. They could lose their money to him, too. Imagine this bitter irony:...

D.C., Prince George’s Battle to Shape up Public Schools

What prompted former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin to tweet “unflippingbelieveable,” about MSNBC’s host Melissa Harris-Perry? Gun control, gay marriage, or immigration? No, it’s public education. Nothing triggers our passions or hits us as...

Gholish Gosnell: Black on Black Crime?

A Philadelphia prosecutor called it a “house of horrors.” But it was no amusement day at Hershey Park for the unsuspecting women who entered the Women’s Medical Society in West Philly for more than...

Charniele Herring’s Virginia Charge

Del. Charniele Herring has traveled around this country, but the first African American woman to chair the Democratic Party of Virginia says, “I just love Virginia; it’s been very good to me,” Ironic words...

NUL Crosses The Century Marker

This year, the National Urban League is celebrating 100 years of existence. It's also celebrating a century of service. Ruth Standish Baldwin and Dr. George Edmund Haynes founded the Committee on Urban Conditions Among...

Is Enduring 3 More Years of Trump Leadership Possible?

Donald Trump is wrapping up his first year as our 45th President in the White House and we’re left to ask this head-scratching question: How can Americans be expected to endure an additional three...

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