Government targets BlackLivesMatter activists

DR. MARSHA COLEMAN-ADEBAYO BLACK AGENDA REPORT According to a recent investigation by The Intercept, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI have launched state-sponsored surveillance...

Obama should do more to halt female genital mutilation

LEKAN OGUNTOYINBO NNPA COLUMNIST Many years ago, as a single man in my early 30s, I dated a young, attractive West African woman. I liked her from...

#BlackLivesDoNotMatter − not yet anyway

ELIZABETH ANN THOMPSON GUEST COMMENTARY #BlackLivesMatter is a great hashtag, but in fact those lives do not matter yet. There was more outrage over the senseless killing...

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 263

Sandra Bland’s “death by cop” − I reviewed the autopsy report, the booking documents, and available court documents. • Time is only of the essence...

Church leaders, come out of the closets

Homosexuals have come out of the closet, while many churches have run into the closets and shut the doors. An overstatement? Maybe. But there is...

Obama takes prison reform ‘con’ on the road

President Obama last week took his criminal justice con game into the U.S. prison system, home to one out of eight incarcerated persons in...

The reality of Obama’s Iran deal

The nuclear energy agreement between Iran and the P5+1 nations has finally concluded and the moment is bittersweet. Iran’s sovereignty should have been respected,...

How fakeness tarnishes hip-hop

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson recently filed for bankruptcy and testified in court that despite his flashy public persona, he is only worth $4.4 million. Not...

National Urban League conference comes to Florida

America faces tremendous challenges. As a nation, we are experiencing what may be the most intense focus in decades on economic inequality, educational equity,...

Pressure candidates on criminal justice reform

PERRY E. THURSTON, JR., ESQ. GUEST COLUMNIST The National Urban League’s annual conference begins this week here in Fort Lauderdale. One would expect our presidential hopefuls...

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