Saddened by death of Julian Bond

The news that Julian Bond passed away at 75 saddened me deeply. America has lost a true and still vital champion for justice. President Obama,...

The legacy of Julian Bond

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) family pauses to mourn the passing of civil rights leader Julian Bond. But we also know that it...

Another giant has fallen

Many of us woke up on August 16 to the news that Julian Bond, a hero who was at the forefront of the civil...

Ferguson started a new civil rights movement

THE ST. LOUIS AMERICAN GUEST EDITORIAL Editor’s note: This editorial was originally published in the St. Louis American, the Black-owned weekly newspaper in St. Louis, Mo....

Republicans itching for war with Iran

With each scare tactic employed by those who oppose the nuclear deal with Iran, I not only become more and more furious, but equally...

Black parents should opt kids out of high-stakes tests

The movement by parents to opt their children out of high-stakes testing is growing by leaps and bounds, but remains largely White and suburban,...

Notes on the first Republican Party ‘debate’

It’s very revealing that the subject of race was only mentioned near the end of the initial, two-hour long Fox News “debate” last week....

On Oct. 10, it’s ‘Justice or Else’ in D.C.

When The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan issues a sacred clarion call for a national and international mobilization for justice, freedom and equality, millions of...

Pretty words, ugly actions on climate change

Recently, President Obama announced his plan slashing U.S. carbon emissions by 2030, mostly by federal rules which will effectively prohibit new coal-fired electric plants.  This is...

Why aren’t killings of Black women in the news?

The killing of Black men has occupied a lot of airtime, especially since the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Walter Scott, Tamir Rice,...

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