The Chicago reckoning

Why is Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a neck and neck run-off for re-election? He enjoys national press attention, advertises the endorsement of hometown...

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 249

Florida state prisons – They are an abomination that Gov. Rick Scott wants to ignore. One of the last things U.S. Attorney General Eric...

Your meekness is your weakness

Ever since Floyd Mayweather was a little bitty boy, he wanted to be a professional fighter. Today, “Money” Mayweather is universally known as the “pound-for...

Selma: 50 years later

Over the weekend, many people from all over the United States gathered in Selma, Alabama to remember and commemorate the march over the Edmund...

Justice for whom?

MINDY L. MAYES, MPH GUEST COLUMNIST I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands,...

Why you should pursue multiple income streams

TENESHIA LAFAYE MISS MONEY SENSE I have mentioned before how your job should fund your dreams because you can use some of your earnings to start...

‘We honor those who walked so we could run’

Editor's note: Here are excerpts from President Obama's speech on March 7 at the during the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery march.  President...

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 248

Obama, Putin Netanyahu – Bro. Prez has at least two people on this planet he hates: Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu. (Look...

Free the Corinthian 15 – From student debt

In what may be the first student debt strike in U.S. history, 15 aspiring college graduates who were suckered into taking out tens of...

Black girls carry extra burdens to stay in school

LISA GISSENDANER NNPA GUEST COLUMNIST Whitney Richards Callathes – a young person navigating the difficulties she confronts as a woman of color and an undocumented immigrant...

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