today in black history

August 23, 2017

Booker T. Washington founded the National Negro Business League in 1900, a groundbreaking vehicle for Black business ownership.



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January 22, 2017 1:00 pm

By Dr. Ron Daniels

A new America must be born. Read More


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December 30, 2016 7:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Trump will be Reagan on steroids. Read More


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September 07, 2016 2:30 pm

By Dr. Ron Daniels

In defense of Colin Kaepernick's stand. Read More


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September 02, 2016 6:30 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

The epidemic of violence and fratricide in Chicago and America's dark ghettos. Read More


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February 16, 2016 1:00 pm

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Why Bernie Sander's campaign matters. Read More


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February 11, 2016 10:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

The Haitian masses deserve free, fair and transparent elections. Read More


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Universal Flag Day

July 29, 2015 9:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Fly the flag and fight for the exoneration of Marcus Garvey. Read More


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June 10, 2015 6:30 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Towards a pilgrimage to enhance bonds of unity and development. Read More


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Seizing the moment to galvanize the global Reparations movement

April 07, 2015 7:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Galvanizing the reparations movement in the United States. Read More


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February 13, 2015 10:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

The 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, Part II Read More


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Lest We Forget His Life and Legacy, Part I

February 11, 2015 8:30 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

The 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Malcolm X, Part I. Read More


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Did Democrat’s “Panic” Lead to Mid-Term Debacle?

November 18, 2014 10:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Post midterm election analysis. A Democratic panic leads to disaster. Read More


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August 18, 2014 12:00 pm

By Dr. Ron Daniels

The killing of Black men in America continues. Read More


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May 05, 2014 11:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Given the state of Black America, reparations are an imperative. Read More


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April 01, 2014 9:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Can we make it to the 'Promised Land.' Read More


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February 18, 2014 11:30 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Fifty years since Malcolm X proclaimed, "The Ballot or the Bullet." Read More


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February 04, 2014 7:30 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Blacks are being screwed by immigration reform. Read More


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December 13, 2013 11:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

The passing of Mandela and the unfinished freedom struggle in South Africa. Read More


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November 18, 2013 7:30 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

This year on "Black Friday" choose to Buy Black. Read More


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November 13, 2013 7:30 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Remember Trayvon Martin by boycotting the state of Florida. Read More


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September 11, 2013 7:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Syria is a test of our collective dignity, self-respect and will. Read More


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Missing Elements in the MOW Commemoration Call to Action

August 28, 2013 6:30 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Assessing the 50th anniversary commemoration of the March on Washington. Read More


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July 25, 2013 6:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

We must impose economic sanctions on Florida. Read More


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July 16, 2013 7:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

The George Zimmerman verdict is a travesty in post-racial America. Read More


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June 26, 2013 12:00 pm

By Dr. Ron Daniels

A day to mark the beginning of a season of resistance. Read More


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June 04, 2013 12:30 pm

By Dr. Ron Daniels

There are some specific things the President can do for Black America. Read More


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May 08, 2013 6:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Joblessness and fratricide in America's "Dark Ghettos." Read More


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April 16, 2013 6:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Will Blacks be screwed by immigration policy reform? Read More


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March 28, 2013 8:30 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Will Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act survive Supreme Court challenge? Read More


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February 18, 2013 10:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

President Obama Ignores Crises in America’s “Dark Ghettos” Read More


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January 07, 2013 9:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Looking back at the cruel hoax of Emancipation. Read More


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January 03, 2013 9:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

We must make 2013 a year of destiny for Africans in America. Read More


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December 11, 2012 8:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

In the second Obama term, we must demand more than "access" Read More


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Two Black Imperatives

September 20, 2012 6:30 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Prepare to vote and attend State of the Black World conference. Read More


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Obama is simply the better choice.

September 12, 2012 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Characterization of the President as lesser evil is tragic and misinformed. Read More


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August 23, 2012 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

A call to a new generation of youth to exercise Black Power. Read More


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August 13, 2012 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

We should fly red, black and green flag on Marcus Garvey's birthday. Read More


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June 11, 2012 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Preparing for the State of the Black World Conference. Read More


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May 18, 2012 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Remembering Malcolm X in a time of crisis for Black Americans. Read More


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March 29, 2012 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

A look back at the historic 1972 Gary National Black Political Convention. Read More


Special Essay: Life at 70

March 08, 2012 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Dr. Daniels reflects on life as he prepares for 70th birthday. Read More


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January 04, 2012 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

African-Americans have moved from 3/5 to second class citizenship. Read More


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Kwanzaa in Crisis

December 27, 2011 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Celebrating the principles of Kwanzaa in a time of crisis. Read More


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Toward State of the Black World Conference III

December 07, 2011 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Calling for a focus on healing our families and communities. Read More


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Our Commitment to Haiti

November 02, 2011 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

African-Americans are vital to the future development of Haiti. Read More


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October 25, 2011 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Black voices must be a part of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Read More


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October 17, 2011 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Will the call for Black economic justice be a part of Occupy Wall Street? Read More


Occupy Wall Street

Black Voices for Economic Justice Must Be Heard

October 13, 2011 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Will Occupy Wall Street grow more inclusive and more strategic! Read More


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Obama Takes a Stand....Again

September 16, 2011 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

The President appears intent on fighting for his jobs proposal. Read More


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September 14, 2011 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Articulating the foundation for Pan-African governance. Read More


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September 12, 2011 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Promoting progressive principles for Pan-African governance. Read More


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September 08, 2011 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

It is time to promote progressive principles for African governance. Read More


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Implanting a “Black Footprint” on an Economic Renaissance for Haiti

August 18, 2011 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

It is time for a Black footprint on Haiti's economic renaissance. Read More


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Can we all get along?

August 10, 2011 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

People of African descent need to find a way to coalesce and cooperate. Read More


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Moving toward a progressive agenda

August 08, 2011 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Present conditions provide the impetus for a new progressive platform. Read More


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July 28, 2011 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

It's time to start working toward a real progressive agenda. Read More


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A Progressive National Convention to galvanize a force for change

July 25, 2011 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

It's time all progressives assembled and developed a plan of action. Read More


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July 20, 2011 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Dr. Daniels' continues his focus on creating a new political paradigm. Read More


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Beyond Obama and the Democrats

July 14, 2011 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Blacks need an independent articulation of our political priorities. Read More


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July 01, 2011 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Could President Obama's reelection chances be in jeopardy? Read More


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Implications for the Progressive Movement

June 30, 2011 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Is Barack Obama in danger of being a one-term President? Read More


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At the forefront tackling failure of drug policy

June 23, 2011 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Blacks are taking the lead in addressing failures of U.S. drug policy. Read More


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June 17, 2011 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

The second of a two-part series on the nation's failed War on Drugs. Read More


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June 16, 2011 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

It is time to declare the nation's "War on Drugs" a failure. Read More


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April 11, 2011 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Final essay of three-part series on the crisis in Libya. Read More


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April 08, 2011 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Part two of a three-part essay on the crisis in Libya. Read More


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April 06, 2011 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

First part of a three-part essay on the crisis in Libya. Read More


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Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. James Turner

March 29, 2011 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Celebrating the life, legacy and work of Dr. James Turner. Read More


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The “Declining Significance” of Black History

February 24, 2011 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

We let Black History Month lose significance to our own peril. Read More


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The Reagan I Remember

February 16, 2011 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Birthday celebration of Reagan couched in hype, not truth. Read More


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Contradictions and Hypocrisy Haunt U.S. Policy in the Middle East

February 10, 2011 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Crisis in Egypt reveals flaws in U.S. policy in the region. Read More


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Beyond “Milk Toast” Martin

January 25, 2011 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

We must preserve the real legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Read More


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Enlightened Leadership Needed to Build New Haiti

January 18, 2011 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Return of "Baby Doc" Duvalier highlights need for new leaders in Haiti. Read More


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Flawed Election Clouds Haiti’s Future

December 28, 2010 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Time for a "do over" in Haiti to ensure a fair and democratic election. Read More


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Blacks and the Chicago Mayor’s Race

December 07, 2010 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Will Black Chicagoans work against their own interests in mayoral race? Read More


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Investing in Third World Press: An Exercise in Ujimaa and Ujamaa

October 18, 2010 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

The long-standing Third World Press deserves our support and thanks. Read More


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Marching on Ballot Boxes to Protect and Advance Our Interests

October 06, 2010 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

We've marched on Washington, now we have to march on ballot boxes. Read More


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Should Blacks Rescue the Democrats … Again?

September 27, 2010 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Should Black voters bail out the Democratic Party...again? Read More


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The Life and Legacy of Ron Walters

September 15, 2010 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

We recall the life of a scholar, activist, and friend. Read More


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Glen Beck's Rally

September 10, 2010 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Was Glenn Beck restoring honor or defiling hallowed ground? Read More


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Katrina: Five Years Later

August 26, 2010 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Five years after Katrina, black is the missing color in New Orleans. Read More


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August 18, 2010 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

The president's lack of boldness on jobs may imperil Democrats at midterm. Read More


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Will He Be Another Aristide?

August 12, 2010 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Questions to ponder over Wyclef's presidential aspirations in Haiti. Read More


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Race and Redemption

August 06, 2010 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

The Shirley Sherrod incident is a tale of race and redemption. Read More


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The Power of “Black Consciousness”

July 20, 2010 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

We need a return to organizations that made our community the priority. Read More


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Time to connect to each other

July 06, 2010 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

The future of Blacks Americans rests upon collaboration with each other. Read More


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A State of Emergency without Urgency

July 01, 2010 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

A candid assessment on the crisis facing Black Americans today. Read More


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The "Amazing" George Fraser

June 17, 2010 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Networking guru preaches the gospel of "connecting" in the Black community. Read More


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State of African Liberation

June 09, 2010 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

What is the state of African liberation 50 years after independence movement? Read More


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Cleaning up the mess in the Gulf

June 02, 2010 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

It is time for President Obama to show real leadership on Gulf oil spill. Read More


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Building the New Haiti

May 27, 2010 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

As efforts are made to rebuild Haiti, African Americans must be at the table. Read More


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Black Republicans

May 19, 2010 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

There was a time when Blacks were part of the Republican agenda. Read More


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Building Bonds of Unity Between Haitians and African Americans

May 12, 2010 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

We should use Malcolm X's birthday and Haitian Flag day to unify Blacks. Read More


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Revisiting the Immigration Reform Debate

May 07, 2010 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Blacks and Latinos must use Arizona to present a united front against racism. Read More


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Repudiating an Apologist

April 30, 2010 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Dr. Henry Louis Gates serves the interests of slavery apologists. Read More


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Toward a "Rainbow Express"

April 22, 2010 12:00 am



While others drink "tea," we need to build a progressive movement. Read More


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Can Obama “Reset” His Presidency?

April 15, 2010 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

The President is at a critical juncture and must reset his agenda. Read More


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April 06, 2010 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

It's time for a national dialogue on the rebuilding of Haiti. Read More


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The Black Press: A Weapon in the Black Freedom Struggle

March 25, 2010 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

The Black press remains a potent weapon in fight for freedom. Read More


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Political Accountability is Needed

March 18, 2010 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

A new commission seeks to instill accountability into political process. Read More


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Education Policy Reform: It Really Does Take a “Village”

March 12, 2010 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Is there a model for educational reform that will serve Black students? Read More


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Identity as a Unifying Force for Liberation

March 05, 2010 12:00 am



Historically, African "identity" has been used as a unifying force. Read More


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Rebuilding Haiti

February 26, 2010 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

How African Americans can get involved in the rebuilding of Haiti. Read More


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Fact Finding Mission to Haiti

February 18, 2010 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Haiti Support Project brings journalists to witness Haiti relief efforts. Read More


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Rallying “Rainbow Warriors” to Create a Progressive Third Force

February 11, 2010 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Refugees from the Rainbow movement need to form third party. Read More


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Time for a Tea Party on Wall Street

February 04, 2010 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

It's time for the so-called "Tea Party" protests to take on Wall Street. Read More


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Remaining vigilant as Haiti rebuilds

January 27, 2010 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

In the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake, we must remain vigilant. Read More


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Annual Haiti Independence Month Forum

January 13, 2010 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Reflecting on Haiti's independence and its unfinished business. Read More


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Resolving Arab-Israeli Conflict Is Key to “War on Terrorism”

January 05, 2010 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Peace in the Middle East requires resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Read More


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The spirit of Fela Kuti lives!

December 30, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

A new Broadway musical captures the spirit of a Nigerian freedom fighter. Read More


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December 22, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

The Census must address misuse of the nation's prison population. Read More


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The Other Public Option

December 15, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

It is time to revisit the FDR inspired idea of public works. Read More


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Pressure Mounting on Obama to Address Black Joblessness

December 08, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

The calls for the President to address Black joblessness are growing. Read More


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Refkections on the Holiday Season

December 01, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

People of Africa descent need to find meaning in the holiday season. Read More


Job Losses Pose Danger

Obama and Democrats Must Take Action

November 25, 2009 12:00 am



The grumble the White House hears is Americans who want jobs. Read More


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Counting the new African community in the U.S.

November 17, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

2010 Census gives is an opportnity to count a new African community. Read More


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November 11, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Reality sets in as the Obama White House pushes health care reform. Read More


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When Black hair had meaning

November 02, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Chris Rock's new documentary raises sensitive issues of Black identity. Read More


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The Crisis of Youth Violence and the Demand for Reparations

October 28, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Youth violence must be viewed through the lens of slavery. Read More


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The Citadel: A Symbol of Freedom and Hope in Haiti

October 20, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Recalling the triumph of the Haitian Revolution and its impact on the Diaspora. Read More


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October 13, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

A cultural offensive is required to rescue Black youth from violence. Read More


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IBW Has Impact at Congressional Black Caucus Conference

September 29, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

IBW adds value to discussions at CBCF Annual Legislative Conference. Read More


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Rep. John Lewis Betrays Black Cherokee Freedmen

September 22, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Congressman John Lewis has erred in siding with the Cherokee Nation. Read More


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Building a Majority Coalition for Progressive Change in America

September 15, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Our focus should be on building a real, progressive political movement. Read More


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Ignorance, White Rage and Race Fuel Opposition to Obama

September 08, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Pent up white rage, fueled by ignorance is driving opposition to Obama. Read More


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Has Obama lost his mojo?

September 01, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

He once seemed as if he could do no wrong. Has Obama lost his mojo? Read More


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Promoting and practicing Pan Africanism in the Diaspora

August 25, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

The interests of people of African descent should lead us to Pan Africanism. Read More


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Remembering Marcus Garvey

August 11, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Dr. Ron Daniels looks at the challenge of Pan-Africanism in our time. Read More


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Passing HR 40

August 04, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

The arrest of Henry Louis Gates should provoke a real conversation on race. Read More


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Shattering the Myth of a Post-Racial Society

July 28, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

So much for our celebration of post-racial America, Gates incident exposes reality. Read More


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In the Spirit of Frederick Douglass: The Struggle Continues

July 07, 2009 8:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

The spirit of Frederick Douglass frames Black struggle in the 21st century. Read More


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When Will Obama Stand and Fight?

June 30, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

It's time for the President to take a stand on health care reform. Read More


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George Fraser: Creating a Culture of Success and Empowerment

June 23, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

George Fraser stands alone for his ability to connect people to achieve success. Read More


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In Defense of “Identity Politics”

June 16, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Sonia Sotomayor's pride in her gender and ethnic identity is more than defensible. Read More


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Conservatives Use “Racism” to Confuse and Exploit

June 09, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Conservatives in the GOP seek to distort debate on Sotomayor. Read More


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Obama frustrates GOP agenda with Sotomayor nomination

June 02, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

President has managed to back Republicans in a corner with Court pick. Read More


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The Legacy of Black Soldiers in the U.S. Military

May 26, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Remembering the contributions of Blacks in our Armed Forces. Read More


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Remembering Malcolm

May 19, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Recalling the life and contributions of El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. Read More


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Case for Racial Based Remedies

May 12, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Race based remedies are not only valid but a necessity to promote equity. Read More


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The Fragile State of Black Progress in America

May 05, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

All of the talk of a post-racial America belies some hard truths about Black progress. Read More


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Report Card on Obama

April 28, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

The President gets a B+ for his overall performance for his first 100 days. Read More


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Creating a Third Force in American Politics

April 21, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

A third force is needed in American politics to advance a progressive agenda. Read More


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On the Need for Presidential Accountability

April 15, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Television and radio journalist Tavis Smiley took some major hits during the presidential campaign when he had the audacity to suggest that Black folks should expect then candidate Barack Obama to responsive to Black issues and accountable in some measure to Black people in exchange for our support. Read More


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In the Era of Obama, Is There a Need for a Black Agenda?

April 08, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Now that we have a Black President, do we need a Black Agenda? Read More


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Beyond the Obama Presidency

March 31, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

I confess to being very frustrated these days that amidst the greatest crisis since the Great Depression, the progressive movement may miss the opportunity to educate and organize the American people to create a more just and humane society. Read More


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Will Progressives Offer a Vision For a More Perfect Union?

March 29, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

As it became increasingly clear that Barack Obama was poised to make history as the first African American President of the United States, it was also clear that this was potentially a big moment for the progressive movement – a time to articulate a vision for a new America and to organize to advance an agenda for reform and fundamental change. Read More


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Selma: From Bloody Sunday to a Model City in a New South

March 17, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Almost every year I make the Pilgrimage to Selma, Alabama for the Annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee commemorating “Bloody Sunday” sponsored by the Voting Rights Museum under the leadership of Attorney Faya Rose Sanders. Read More


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Putting a Black Face on the Grand Obstructionist Party

March 10, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

In a calculated move to “reinvent” itself, the Republican National Committee recently elected Michael Steele as its Chairman. As a former Lt. Governor of Maryland, Steele was the first African American to hold statewide office. Read More


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Strengthening Democracy and Development in Haiti

March 03, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

In my most recent column, I argued that the Haitian Revolution, which produced the first Black Republic in the world, was one of the most important revolutions in history. Read More


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Building a Constituency for Haiti in the U.S.

February 24, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Black History Month should never pass without people of African descent remembering the amazing Haitian Revolution which produced the first Black Republic in the world. Read More


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Stop the Demonization of Rev. Jeremiah Wright

February 17, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Recently I received an email with an Associated Press story indicating that Congressman Artur Davis, (D) of Birmingham, AL has written a letter to Attorney Faya Rose Sanders and the organizers of the Annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee in Selma essentially suggesting that the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright, Jr. be disinvited to this year’s commemoration of “Bloody Sunday.” Read More


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Making the American Flag “Our Flag”

February 10, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

On Inauguration Day in Washington, D.C., there was a veritable sea of Red, White and Blue as some two million proud Americans, including hundreds of thousands of Black people, furiously waved their American Flags on the National Mall. Read More


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Black History in the Age of Obama

February 03, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

January 20, 2009, the day that Barack Hussein Obama took the oath of office as the 44th President of the United States of America, will forever be remembered as one of the great moments in the history of this nation and the world. Read More


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