The crushing weight of student loan debt hurts us all

As the cost of higher education has risen, students and their families have increasingly turned to student loans to cover costs. Today, according to...

The modern-day hobo

Back in the day, you didn’t need a GPS system on your smartphone to find the Black community in any city or town. All...

Five things I hate about being a Black entrepreneur

The creation and development of Black-owned businesses is the single most important issue in the African-American community today. Holding marches, voting for the right politician...

Justice (and what else?) on the National Mall

As a somewhat skeptical attendee at the “Justice or Else” rally commemorating the 20th anniversary of the 1995 Million Man March, I hoped that...

Blacks excluded from embarrassing Democratic debate

The Democrat debate was nothing short of embarrassing, insulting, and dismissive of Black people. The 2-½ -hour rhetorical exercise was an in-your-face thumbing of the...

Democratic debate leaves room for improvement

In contrast to the most entertaining Republican presidential candidate debate, the first Democratic presidential candidate debate was more absorbing.  We heard from grownups that...

Rebel flag arrests no cause for joy

Lots of Black people thought it was good news when a grand jury in Douglas County, Ga., indicted a bunch of Confederate flag-waving White...

Farrakhan rally peddles same Black-empowerment Ponzi scheme

P.T. Barnum had an uncanny knack for getting poor people to part with their hard-earned money just to marvel at his “elaborate hoaxes.” His...

An open letter to B-CU leadership

WILLIE J. BARBER READER COMMENTARY I am a 1977 graduate and supporter of Bethune-Cookman College (now University). My son is a 2009 graduate. This letter is to...

B-CU’s values are not for sale

JOSÉ E. PÉREZ READER COMMENTARY Editor’s note – Mr. Perez made these remarks at a meeting of the Miami-Dade chapter of the National Alumni Association of...

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