Katrina and the logic of genocide

The very upscale New Yorker magazine marked the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with a celebration of the benefits that supposedly accrued to the...

Jimmy Carter is America’s best former president

LEKAN OGUNTOYINBO NNPA COLUMNIST I became an admirer of Jimmy Carter shortly after he took office as the nation’s 39th president. I was 12 years old...

Is ‘laughing while Black’ another burden to bear?

ELIZABETH ANN THOMPSON GUEST COMMENTARY A group of 11 women, 10 of them African-American, were kicked off a Napa Valley wine train in California for...

Wanted: Serious Black middle-class leadership

Black folks in the United States are in dire need of committed, talented, visionary members of the Black middle class who are ready to...

Black business figures don’t lie

Taken every five years and published in phases over two or three years, the Economic Census of Black-owned businesses has finally been released. It...

A strong message for the Christian community

A few weeks ago, Dr. Jamal Bryant, pastor of Empowerment Temple AME Church in Baltimore, hosted the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan from the Nation...

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 266

A Negro with a legal gun – Vester Lee Flanagan II, age 41, left a slew of federal racism complaints, lawsuits, excuses, and a...

Ten years later, some in New Orleans still suffer

BILL QUIGLEY TRICE EDNEY NEWSWIRE When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, 2005, the nation saw tens of thousands of people left behind in...

Katrina in the White imagination

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Louisiana, and the entire Gulf coast. More than 1,800 people died. Thousands more were permanently displaced....

Black college households lost half their wealth, despite degrees

For generations, it has been an article of faith among Black people that education is the path to success for the individual and for...

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