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...

Aspire to go higher

I’m often amazed at hearing so many people joking about one’s intelligence. In other words, a whole lot of people who have aspired to...

The people of Chicago stun Obama’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel

In a stunning Chicago mayoral upset, challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia with the help of 3 minor candidates held President Obama’s favorite mayor Rahm Emanuel...

The perils of a poisonous politics

By doubling down on his vile slur on President Obama’s love for his country, ex New York Mayor Rudi Giuliani created the media frenzy...

Giuliani’s words do more than hurt – they divide

“A new expression has entered the Westminster lexicon: dog-whistle politics.  It means putting out a message that, like a high-pitched dog-whistle, is only fully...

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