Raynard Jackson…A Liberal Solution to Black Unemployment

Every time I try to give radical, Black liberals the benefit of the doubt when it comes to doing what’s in the best interest of our own community, I am saddened to conclude that...

Valencia Mohammed…D.C. VotersThink for Yourselves

For several decades, Washingtonians have been steered to select certain candidates for elected office based on the opinions of editors and reporters of daily newspapers. Never mind the fact that most of the editors...

Richard Rowe…What Are We Waiting For?

Black community, it’s time for some tough decision making. It’s time for an up or down vote to decide the best way to conceptualize, create and configure our communities for both positive and optimal...

William Reed…Broadband Access Needed For African Americans’ Advancement

More Black Americans need to get “the hook-up.” More of us have to get with the “modernized infrastructure” priorities President Obama classifies as “a national broadband plan” and “new healthcare information technology.” These industries...

Julianne Malveaux…Racism is a Pre-Existing Condition

(NNPA) - When the House of Representatives passed health care reform, they made history. Never mind that the victory was a narrow 219-212, with 31 Democrats deserting their party on this vote. Never mind...

Marc Morial…The State of Black America 2010: Responding to the Jobs Crisis

(NNPA) – This week, the National Urban League released the 34th edition of the State of Black America, our annual assessment of the economic and social progress, or lack thereof, within the African-American community....

Joseph C. Phillips…Conservative or Conservationist?

A little bit of wisdom that was shared with me not too long ago: “God gave us a powerful gift – your mind. As you look around at any object, it began as an...

Elijah Cummings…A Good and Faithful Servant

Recently, I lost a good friend who always encouraged me by his wisdom and his example. The Rev. David Crump excelled in his mastery of that most valuable kind of wisdom —the insights that...

Mona Eltahawy…Tea with Omar Sharif

When I read that Egypt’s Journalist Union had punished two senior Egyptian editors – one a member of the country’s ruling party and the other an expert on Jewish affairs for violating its ban...

Marc Morial…Jobs Bill Good Politics, Bad Policy

There's an old saying: "Don't bring a slingshot to a gunfight." But that's just what the Congress appears to be doing with its timid approach to job creation. Last week, the House of Representatives...

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