William R. Roberts…Technology Can Keep Kids Learning Throughout the Summer

With summer vacation in full swing, thoughts of warm weather fun, sleeping in and spending time with friends tends to top most children’s to-do list. For too many youngsters, however, one essential activity is...

Elijah Cummings…A Question of Priorities

Americans want to work. We also believe that we should care for our neighbors who are out of work through no fault of their own. These core insights about our nature as a great...

William P. Muhammad…Echoes of Dred Scott in the Oscar Grant Verdict

“It is difficult at this day to realize the state of public opinion in regard to that unfortunate race which prevailed in the civilized and enlightened portions of the world at the time of...

Julianne Malveaux…Who Should Really Be Drug Tested?

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch has a proposal for the unemployed. He wants them drug tested before they can receive unemployment benefits. Hilarious! With unemployment rates at 9,7 percent, with nearly six million Americans out...

Rev. Al Sharpton…Let Us Reclaim the Dream on Aug. 28 in D.C. March and...

(NNPA) — It was 1963. The nation was at a virtual boiling point. Despite marked gains in the civil rights struggle from integrating lunch counters and universities to equalizing buses, the fight for justice...

George E. Curry…Two Lawyers’ Groups Have Reservations about Kagan

Although the NAACP and Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network have enthusiastically endorsed Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, two key legal groups have so far refrained from endorsing the former Harvard law dean amid...

Elijah Cummings…The Time for Financial Reform is Now

I was honored when Speaker Nancy Pelosi named me as a House negotiator in our marathon effort to seek the Senate’s agreement on how best to make Wall Street and the big financial institutions...

Ezrah Aharone…The New “We the People”

July 4 marked 234 years of U.S. independence. And although America’s ongoing “melting pot experiment” is theoretically unbiased to Blacks, Latinos and Muslims, the Southern Poverty Law Center reports that hate groups, like the...

Land of the Free, Home of the Brave Redux

I love music and football. And in many ways my love of both comes from the same place – high school band. Years ago, when I was a teenager, I was a decent musician, playing...

Mona Eltahawy…Generation Mubarak/Generation Facebook

NEW YORK – When a young Egyptian died from what his family, activists and witnesses say was a savage police beating, many of his peers – the generation of Egyptians who have known no...

Elijah Cummings…Tragedy in the Gulf

As chairman of the House Coast Guard Subcommittee, I have been deeply involved in determining how and why the Gulf oil spill occurred and – equally important – what we must now do to...

Adrienne T. Washington…Giving Kagan a Second Thought

The nomination of Elena Kagan, the 50-year-old solicitor general, deserves a much closer look when her Senate confirmation hearings begin June 28. Americans, particularly African Americans, cannot allow our judgment of her slim record...

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