today in black history

February 27, 2017

On this date in 2007 Brown University pledged to raise $10 million to make amends for benefiting from the enslavement of Africans.



Seek not Right, Left, but True Change

February 16, 2017 7:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Hyper-partisanship has left us morally bankrupt and spiritually depleted. Read More


Is there a Terrorist in the White House?

February 11, 2017 9:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The president is exhibiting behavior we associate with terrorists. Read More


The Other Side of Midnight

February 08, 2017 7:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Trump is a symptom of a disease. Our youth represent the cure. Read More


Hater-in-Chief

January 30, 2017 7:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The 45th President takes a fast-track to the gutter. Read More


16 Minutes of Huh?

January 22, 2017 3:00 pm

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

An inaugural address worthy of ridicule and rejection. Read More


Rising higher than the Hate

January 13, 2017 7:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Yes, Blacks must be exceptional again to show America the better. Read More


A Revolution…in progress

December 13, 2016 10:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The nation is still in formation and the revolution continues. Read More


Giving Thanks in the Storm

November 23, 2016 10:00 pm

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

When we are at our lowest giving thanks elevates our spirit Read More


Mr. President, Protect the Water Protectors

November 22, 2016 7:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

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What will You Do?

November 16, 2016 11:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

At some point, you have to decide what’s worth fighting for Read More


Our Work in the Age of Trump

November 10, 2016 8:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

For Black Americans, a different approach is required Read More


Why King’s Voice Still Matters

November 06, 2016 7:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

In a volatile election year, MLK spoke truth to power. Read More


Don't lose your moral compass

November 03, 2016 10:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

We can’t sacrifice principles for the sake of political expediency. Read More


Rigged Elections, an American Tradition

October 24, 2016 7:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Stop pretending that elections have been fair in America Read More


About Last Night

October 20, 2016 9:30 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Watching the presidential debates was a form of political torture. Read More


Is it Over Yet?

October 17, 2016 7:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

2016 presidential election farce distracts from serious crises in America Read More


America’s Family Feud

October 09, 2016 11:30 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

An election that exposes the dark underbelly of a Democracy that never was. Read More


Decoding the Presidential Debate

September 27, 2016 8:30 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Candidates’ responses are best understood between the lines Read More


Must Blacks bear the Cross Alone?

September 24, 2016 12:00 pm

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Will white Christians share this load? Read More


Crying time is over

September 22, 2016 7:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

It’s time we took strategic action to end police brutality. Read More


CBC Silent on Israel Aid

September 16, 2016 7:30 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

CBC members mute on unprecedented foreign aid package to Israel Read More


Seattle’s Missed Extra-Point

September 12, 2016 1:00 pm

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Display of patriotism belies the cold hard facts of racism in America. Read More


Ambiguously Black

September 07, 2016 2:00 pm

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

For Rodney Harrison, acceptance may have trumped race. Read More


Kaepernick's Patriotism

August 29, 2016 7:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Colin Kaepernick answered the question – O say can you see? Read More


Rescind the Baltimore Police Contract

August 18, 2016 7:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Justice Department report justifies voiding collective bargaining agreement Read More


It’s the damn Police

Report on Baltimore pushes back against decades of blue lies

August 12, 2016 2:00 pm

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

DOJ report shows much of Black despair is at the hands of law enforcement Read More


Gabby’s Liberty

August 10, 2016 11:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Meaningless symbolism is an example of the weakness of the American Republic Read More


A Legacy Lost

July 31, 2016 7:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

To embrace the civil rights legacy, accept the equivalent responsibility Read More


Hold Them Accountable

July 29, 2016 7:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Don't get swept away by the fantasy of power, it’s time to exercise power. Read More


Beyond Trivial Pursuits

July 21, 2016 8:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Plagiarism is shameful but we have bigger challenges than a jacked speech. Read More


Dear Brother Micah

July 10, 2016 7:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Your life had greater meaning than its tragic ending. Read More


Crying for Alton is Not Enough

July 07, 2016 7:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Our tears are an insufficient response to this nation’s disregard for our humanity Read More


Clinton's Self-Serving Public Service

July 03, 2016 7:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The recklessness of the former president reeks of self-serving politics Read More


Trump is America

July 01, 2016 7:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Donald Trump is everything that America is but claims it’s not Read More


For Democrats, a Sure Thing is Elusive

May 18, 2016 12:30 pm

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Party’s history of choosing safe, establishment types is checkered Read More


It’s not about Trump, it’s about US

May 06, 2016 10:30 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

We can deny the truth about our broken country at our own peril. Read More


I Will Vote My Conscience

April 21, 2016 7:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

A choice between fear-mongering and tokenism is no choice. Read More


I Have a Hope

April 17, 2016 11:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Why talk about “The Dream” if you can’t even hope for a better America? Read More


The Power of Kobe Bryant

April 14, 2016 9:30 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Future Hall of Famer controlled his destiny from start to finish. Read More


Familiarity killed the Movement

April 11, 2016 8:30 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Our coziness with partisanship killed the movement for liberation. Read More


Bill Clinton’s Black Magic

April 08, 2016 10:30 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

He is always the blackest, smartest and most patronizing white guy in the room Read More


Countdown to 250

April 04, 2016 7:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

As America celebrates in 2026, will Blacks have reason to? Read More


We need a Justice Resurrection

March 27, 2016 7:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Our biased justice system is on full display as inconsistencies mount Read More


The Betrayal of Progress

The behavior of CBC PAC is shameful

March 21, 2016 7:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Rep. Donna Edwards learns to keep her friends close and enemies closer. Read More


Racism transcends Party

March 13, 2016 7:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

What we see in Trump is the mirror image of America Read More


I’ve Actually Seen Scarier

We Need to Check our Fear of Donald Trump

March 07, 2016 6:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Trump scary? Reagan-Bush was a real moment to be fearful Read More


The Great White Dope

March 01, 2016 12:30 pm

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Trump’s rise is a cautionary tale of the dumbing down of America. Read More


No Time for Fear

February 25, 2016 9:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

We betray our ancestors when we cower before cowards. Read More


Playing the Civil Rights Card

February 15, 2016 9:30 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Our struggle is not a tactic for political advantage. Read More


Bernie as the new Barry

February 12, 2016 2:00 pm

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Sander’s candidacy is a ‘moment’ similar to Barry Goldwater’s campaign in 1964. Read More


Bernie’s Fairness Factor

February 08, 2016 5:30 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Young voters take to Sanders' attack on fundamental unfairness of capitalism. Read More


#AmericaSoWhite

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

January 28, 2016 9:30 am



Business Hollywood simply reflects the reality of our nation. Read More


A Justice Lifestyle

January 20, 2016 2:00 pm

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

You have to honestly assess your commitment to building a just society. Read More


Minstrel Politics

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

December 10, 2015 1:00 pm



Justice Scalia's racist rhetoric supports America's minstrel politics. Read More


When the Pimps get Pimped

December 01, 2015 1:00 pm

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Some Black clergy prove pimpin' is easy. Read More


9/15 came before 9/11

September 15, 2015 8:00 am

By Walter L. Fields, Executive Editor

White terrorism against Blacks is conveniently forgotten. Read More


Lead, Follow or Step Aside

September 04, 2015 10:00 am

By Walter L. Fields, Executive Editor

We are in a moment requiring courage. Inaction is unacceptable. Read More


What’s in your child’s backpack?

August 31, 2015 9:00 am

By Walter L. Fields, Executive Editor

Black parents need to pack something ‘extra’ for their child to carry Read More


Our White Liberal Conundrum

August 24, 2015 6:00 am

By Walter L. Fields, Executive Editor

White empathy has its limits when our struggle is for sheer survival. Read More


A Leader Speaks

June 27, 2015 10:00 am

By Walter L. Fields, Executive Editor

President Obama finds his ‘voice’ in a moment of tragedy. Read More


Why the Confederate flag must go

June 25, 2015 7:00 am

By Walter L. Fields, Executive Editor

Symbols used to buttress white supremacy have no place in our nation. Read More


Stop Fu*kin’ with Black Children

June 08, 2015 11:00 am

By Walter L Fields, Executive Editor

Texas cop should be fired, stripped of his pension, and jailed Read More


Crisis in Christianity?

May 13, 2015 9:30 am

By Walter L Fields, Executive Editor

New survey reveals sharp drop among those who identify with the faith. Read More


Reagan’s Children

May 03, 2015 7:00 am

By Walter L Fields, Executive Editor

Baltimore reflects the outcome of Ronald Reagan’s disastrous policies. Read More


Beating down Black youth

April 30, 2015 12:00 pm

By Walter L Fields, Executive Editor

Praise for Black mom who whips child but question the rage of Black youth. Read More


Thug is in the eye of the beholder

April 28, 2015 7:00 am

By Walter L Fields, Executive Editor

What is more thuggish than systemically destroying a people? Read More


Beware of Outside Apologists

Keep the focus on institutional racism

April 27, 2015 6:00 am

By Walter L Fields, Executive Editor

Violent protest is the repressed anger of the oppressed Read More


American Thugocracy

We hardly resemble the democracy on parchment

April 22, 2015 7:00 am

By Walter L Fields, Executive Editor

Our nation’s democratic experiment has morphed into a full-fledged Thugocracy Read More


The Arrogance of White Justice

April 17, 2015 7:00 am

By Walter L Fields, Executive Editor

Atlanta teachers’ sentences reflect “because I can” arrogance of judges Read More


We Must Decide We Matter

April 14, 2015 9:30 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The Black identity and experience in America must be self-determined. Read More


Phillip Pannell was gunned down too

A 1990 case is eerily similar to the murder of Walter Scott

April 10, 2015 7:00 am

By Walter L Fields, Executive Editor

Teaneck NJ youth was shot in the back like Walter Scott Read More


Young, Gifted, Black & Abused

March 26, 2015 6:00 am

By Walter L Fields, Executive Editor

Youthful Black success is now an offense against society Read More


Making Black Girls Matter

Let's elevate our Black girls too

March 18, 2015 7:00 am

By Walter L Fields, Executive Editor

We can't uplift Black boys and leave Black girls as an afterthought. Read More


Bloody Sunday 50 Years Later

March 09, 2015 11:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The lesson from Selma is that freedom is not conditional. Read More


Guilty by Association

March 05, 2015 9:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Why do we not consider bad police officers a product of their environment? Read More


Parallel parked at injustice

A President's Day Reflection

February 16, 2015 8:30 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

America refuses to honestly look in its rear view mirror. Read More


When a Song Matters

February 11, 2015 9:00 am

By Walter L Fields, Executive Editor

‘Precious Lord’ cannot be ‘performed.’ It is more than a song. Read More


The Evasive Truth in Reporting

A dearth of truth in journalism

February 08, 2015 7:00 am

By Walter L Fields, Executive Editor

The ‘Fourth Estate” has become both a casualty and a liability to our democracy Read More


SELMA: White Savior Not Required

January 23, 2015 1:00 pm

By Walter L Fields, Executive Editor

Leadership of Blacks is always diminished to elevate whites’ status Read More


Angry Blue Men

The anger and resentment of New York’s ‘Finest’ when they are held accountable for their behavior

January 05, 2015 10:30 am

By Walter L Fields, Executive Editor

The anger and resentment of NYPD when they are held accountable Read More


Calling All Sorors!

The Brand is Black Womanhood

December 16, 2014 11:00 am



Black Greek letter organizations must not sacrifice their history Read More


Our DC March Madness

Like politics, change is local

December 08, 2014 9:00 am

By Walter L Fields, Executive Editor

Let’s keep it local, grassroots and strategic. Change is locally driven. Read More


America’s Chokehold

Our nation is on trial

December 04, 2014 9:30 am

By Walter L Fields, Executive Editor

Justice for Black people is being strangled in all facets of the American experience Read More


Barkley’s Woeful Ignorance

December 03, 2014 10:30 am

By Walter L Fields, Executive Editor

Ex-NBA star plays the clown in the circus-like environment of injustice Read More


Be Mad, Get Organized

December 01, 2014 11:30 am

By Walter L Fields, Executive Editor

Anger is a legitimate reaction to the injustices of racial discrimination and oppression. Read More


A Justified Rage

A rage over 400 years in the making

November 25, 2014 11:30 am

By Walter L Fields, Executive Editor

I choose to be angry about the dehumanization of Black people in America Read More


Our Permanent Polarization

November 05, 2014 9:30 am

Walter L. Fields, Executive Editor

Midterm elections confirm the politics of marginalization defies good governance Read More


The Ferguson Fix

Only concern is whether Black people will riot when cop walks free

October 24, 2014 11:00 am

By Walter L Fields, Executive Editor

Injustice unfolding in Ferguson confirms Blacks’ suspicions about judicial system Read More


Voting Democrat is not Enough

October 22, 2014 8:30 am

By Walter L Fields, Executive Editor

Mid-terms signal beginning of the end of Obama era and need for a new agenda Read More


Not so Secret Failure

Is the first Black President being made purposely vulnerable?

October 02, 2014 11:00 am

By Walter L Fields, Executive Editor

Oops is not an acceptable excuse for Secret Service security lapses Read More


The Boobs on Fox News Channel

September 29, 2014 7:30 am

By Walter L Fields, Executive Editor

It’s time to simply ignore the idiot parade that poses as a news channel. Read More


America’s Resentment Crisis

September 25, 2014 1:00 pm

By Walter L Fields, Executive Editor

Lies have culminated in racial paranoia that threatens the democracy. Read More


We can be Normal Too

September 23, 2014 11:00 am

By Walter L Fields, Executive Editor

Depicting Blacks as hostile or docile further empowers stereotypes and racism. Read More


A Loss like No Other

Remembering my Mother, Mattie Fields

September 14, 2014 11:00 am

By Walter L Fields, Executive Editor

Finding joy in the heartbreak of my mother’s passing. Read More


No Defending Rice

September 12, 2014 6:00 am

By Walter L Fields, Executive Editor

Black men can’t allow Black women and white feminists to be alone in outrage. Read More


We are not the Enemy

August 27, 2014 7:30 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

In death of Michael Brown, effort to distract from issue of police violence. Read More


A Time for Action

Let our righteous indignation be a catalyst for change

August 21, 2014 7:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

In our sorrow and anger over police killings of Black men, we must force change. Read More


Police Brutality: A Moving Target

August 19, 2014 6:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

A multi-level approach is necessary to stem police brutality. Read More


Imaginary Brutality

August 07, 2014 11:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

NYC Police union chief reveals deep seated ignorance in denying the obvious. Read More


The Lynching of Eric Garner

July 23, 2014 7:30 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

NYC man’s death fits pattern of police brutality against Black males. Read More


Saving Our Youth

July 11, 2014 8:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Talking to our youth is the first step to curtailing youth violence. Read More


A Blood Stained Nation

July 08, 2014 10:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

It’s time to call out those who peddle in the death trade. Read More


Too many Free Riders

July 04, 2014 10:30 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

50 years after Freedom Rides, too many Blacks are just free riders. Read More


What Have I to Give?

June 25, 2014 7:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Freedom Summer reminds us of the capacity to lead committed lives. Read More


My Sisters' Keeper Too

June 23, 2014 1:00 pm

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Policy solutions for Black youth must be cross-gender to affect positive change. Read More


Searching for John Brown

May 28, 2014 12:00 pm

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

We could use a few more white people denouncing their entitlement. Read More


The Sterling Effect

April 29, 2014 10:30 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

NBA team owner represents a worldview and not the sickness of an individual. Read More


When all was not Fair

April 22, 2014 1:00 pm

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

50 years ago today the NY World's Fair opened in an era of inequality. Read More


When the Ivy is not Enough

April 16, 2014 11:30 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Obsession with Ivy League schools misses larger history and social context. Read More


A Word from our Sponsor

April 03, 2014 7:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Supreme Court ruling moves democracy a step closer to a spectator sport Read More


Chris Christie’s She-Devil

March 29, 2014 7:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Christie resorts to gender stereotypes to cover his generous backside. Read More


When the Addicted are White

March 24, 2014 7:30 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Reaction to heroin surge is in contrast to response to crack epidemic. Read More


Ben Carson’s Malpractice

March 13, 2014 8:30 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Physician confuses fame with lack of competency outside his profession. Read More


Childhood Interrupted

March 11, 2014 11:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

When Black children encounter the ugliness of social dysfunction and malice. Read More


We Must Fight On

March 03, 2014 8:30 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Surrender is not an option; should not be a consideration, not for a moment. Read More


The Personal Responsibility President

February 28, 2014 8:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

We need effective policy not rhetorical distractions from the President. Read More


A Self Determined Future

February 25, 2014 10:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The 21st Century is the pivotal period for Blacks in America. Read More


Animal House Meets the State House

February 11, 2014 11:30 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Christie’s frat needs double secret probation. Read More


The Miracle of Old Black Men

February 02, 2014 11:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

If Black men don’t survive, we will truly be history. Read More


All Deaths are Not Equal

January 27, 2014 11:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

When Black people die, they are simply statistics devoid of a life story. Read More


When Black Men Flex

January 22, 2014 11:30 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Society prefers its Black men to be docile and intimidated. Read More


Killing and Dying for Respect

January 02, 2014 11:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

We need to take serious the sense of worthlessness among youth. Read More


Affluenza, White Santa and Blonde Jesus

December 19, 2013 1:00 pm

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Symbols have a way of driving and sustaining inequities. Read More


When our Heroes Die

December 17, 2013 8:30 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Mandela’s death should make us examine our commitment to freedom. Read More


Bottom of the 9th on Poverty

December 05, 2013 10:30 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

President’s focus comes late in the game and may be too late to matter. Read More


Names Matter

November 14, 2013 10:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The absurdity of defending the Washington NFL franchise name. Read More


Incognito Racism

November 12, 2013 6:30 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The evil lurking inside an NFL locker room is exposed. Read More


A Tale of Two Women

November 05, 2013 10:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Buono, Clinton two examples of strange twists of gender & partisan politics. Read More


America in Blackface

October 31, 2013 10:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The trick has been on African-Americans for some time; we mustn’t be spooked. Read More


Shaqueled in New Jersey

October 29, 2013 10:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Former NBA star’s embrace of governor is Pyrrhic victory. Read More


Stay Classy New Jersey!

October 24, 2013 7:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

State again treats its politics like a three-ring circus. Read More


Bring back Blackness

October 16, 2013 9:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

A fearful white minority is attempting to create a permanent ruling class. Read More


Suburban Weeds

October 14, 2013 6:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

My daughter has been exposed to the stealth-like racism of suburbia. Read More


Contagious Stupidity

October 10, 2013 6:30 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

House Republicans show voters why real change is needed in 2014. Read More


GOP Exposed with Shutdown

September 30, 2013 11:00 pm

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Republicans play politics to the peril of the nation’s recovery. Read More


It's not Good News

September 19, 2013 8:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Comments reflect the abandonment of New York City's poor. Read More


Suspicious Suspicion

September 16, 2013 6:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Charlotte police gun down Black male who was seeking assistance. Read More


The Road to Damascus

September 04, 2013 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Is there an Ananias in Congress who can restore the President’s sight? Read More


The Killing of Newark

September 02, 2013 9:30 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

My state’s largest city is being murdered before our eyes. Read More


A Time for Leadership

August 29, 2013 6:30 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The moment begs for courageous and committed leaders of yesteryear. Read More


Channel MLK but be Presidential

August 27, 2013 8:30 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The President must use anniversary to speak clearly on racial justice. Read More


Advocacy like Beatlemania

August 25, 2013 12:00 pm

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

No time for history at event marking historic event. Read More


Make Change Personal

August 23, 2013 7:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Determine what you can do to change conditions in your community. Read More


Institutions Can Matter

August 20, 2013 7:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The real lesson of '63 March is that strong institutions matter. Read More


Russell Simmons’ Triflin’ Ways

August 16, 2013 1:00 pm

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Hip-hop entrepreneur shamefully and knowingly distorts Black history. Read More


Mr. Booker's Magic Act

August 11, 2013 3:00 pm

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

My vote must reflect my conscience and not popular sentiment. Read More


Dreaming is Insufficient

August 01, 2013 6:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

50th anniversary of the Great March must address King's challenge Read More


Black Boys are Talking

July 30, 2013 11:30 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

If we truly want to save Black boys we need to first hear them. Read More


Jesus Weeps for New Jersey

July 19, 2013 8:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Endorsement of Governor by some Black clergy fails accountability test. Read More


Exhausted by Racism

July 17, 2013 7:30 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Living life as a Black man in America will leave you permanently exhausted. Read More


America is Guilty

Zimmerman Verdict Shows World America’s True Colors

July 13, 2013 11:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The Zimmerman verdict is in and America is guilty. Read More


3/5ths Justice, 100% Pain

July 11, 2013 10:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

African-Americans are again being shown the discounted value of Black life. Read More


America’s Suspect Class

July 08, 2013 11:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Zimmerman trial shows Black males are the nation’s permanent suspects. Read More


Our Unfinished Business

What to the African-American is this 4th of July?

July 04, 2013 7:30 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Today, we must acknowledge the contradiction we call America. Read More


Dead Man Laughing

Roger Taney’s wretched prints are on Supreme Court Opinion

June 25, 2013 2:00 pm

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

A dead Chief Justice’s hands has ripped away Blacks’ voting rights. Read More


Racial Tongues

June 22, 2013 10:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Our wicked past is verbalized in ways beyond the ‘N’ word. Read More


Saving Black Boys Redux

The challenges are many but there is no time for excuses

June 20, 2013 6:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Saving Black boys is a cultural imperative for the Black community. Read More


Fool Me Twice, Shame on Me

March 12, 2013 12:30 pm

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

A wary look at Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp’s venture into public education. Read More


Lil’ Wayne, Little Boy

February 20, 2013 8:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Disrespect in an age when ignorance is profitably bliss. Read More


Save the Children

February 11, 2013 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

We ignore our moral compass when we allow children to be slaughtered. Read More


Our History’s Complicated Past

February 01, 2013 10:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Our story is undeniably linked to the complexities of white America. Read More


The Slaughter of City Children

January 31, 2013 8:30 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

President Obama must use his standing to speak on urban violence Read More


Meaningful Lives

January 29, 2013 9:30 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Two Baltimore icons leave behind a legacy of service and leadership Read More


Media Stereotyping

January 14, 2013 10:30 am



Mob boss, angry Black man, thug are a few of the worse stereotypes of media. Read More


Going Home for Christmas

December 20, 2012 11:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Families in Newtown must lean on faith as holiday approaches. Read More


A Sick Nation

December 17, 2012 8:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Healing will only take place when we acknowledge our sickness. Read More


A Clinton Kick to the Curb

December 05, 2012 12:11 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

We have seen this act before, but the name was Guinier and not Rice. Read More


Pushing White Minority Rule

November 15, 2012 6:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Congress is shaping up to be a collection of white homelands Read More


They Voted for the White Guy

November 09, 2012 11:30 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Romney’s candidacy was buttressed by white male desperation. Read More


The Declining Significance of Whiteness

November 08, 2012 6:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Election points to a new nation shaped by America’s racial future. Read More


A Little Suffering Goes a Long Way

November 05, 2012 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Sandy reminds us that convenience is a blessing. Read More


A Tale of Two Storms

November 01, 2012 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The President’s strong response to Sandy is heads above the Katrina experience. Read More


Chased by Race

October 26, 2012 9:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

A President who tried to avoid the “R” word, is chased by racism Read More


Looking Presidential

October 24, 2012 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The GOP lowers expectations for the presidency and plays voters for fools Read More


Walking, Talking Cowards

October 22, 2012 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The Romneys are privileged, self-serving false-patriots. Read More


One ‘N-Word’ Away

An election predicated by racial hatred; driven by racial resentment

October 11, 2012 8:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

In some quarters of white America, Barack Obama will never be accepted. Read More


Mitt Inc.

October 04, 2012 7:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The walking, talking corporate candidate is a bad investment for America. Read More


The Book of Deceit

September 27, 2012 9:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Some Black clergy are preaching the Gospel of Confusion Read More


What would Jesus Say?

Mitt’s False Prophecy

September 19, 2012 7:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Romney tramples his own professed faith by abandoning the “least of these” Read More


FAMU’s Failure

Will anybody at FAMU do right by Robert Champion?

September 12, 2012 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Blaming hazing victim, band drum major Robert Chapman for his death is a new low. Read More


Defining Who We Are

September 07, 2012 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Last night President Obama reclaimed ownership of "American" Read More


Mitt's Lying Game

August 31, 2012 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The GOP nominee has raised lying and deception to a new level in politics. Read More


Victims of their Destiny?

August 29, 2012 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Governor Christie's keynote speech in Tampa was out of tune. Read More


A Gun Killed Glenn

Firearms make killing a first option

August 11, 2012 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Thirty-two years later and a friend’s death by gun violence still hurts. Read More


Bring back the Beautiful

August 04, 2012 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The focus on Gabby Douglas' hair shows our misplaced priorities. Read More


Guarding Mental Health

June 05, 2012 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Campuses must react when warning signs appear of possible mental health issues. Read More


He did the Right Thing

May 10, 2012 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

President Obama shows moral leadership in supporting gay marriage despite risk. Read More


A Final KISS Farewell

Legendary NYC station signs off Sunday night

April 28, 2012 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

New York City’s KISS-FM to leave airwaves Sunday night and merge with longtime rival. Read More


Justice for Malik Williams

NJ youth gunned down by local police in December

April 13, 2012 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

His story deserves as much attention as the Trayvon Martin tragedy. Read More


Conviction is Justice

April 12, 2012 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

True justice will be the conviction of Trayvon Martin's killer. Read More


Remembering Gil Noble

April 06, 2012 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Legendary Black Journalist took us to school every Sunday afternoon. Read More


If you have to shoot me

March 26, 2012 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

If the day comes that I am felled, just know that I died Black and proud. Read More


Is there any Love for Black Boys?

March 23, 2012 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The killing of Trayvon Martin points to our treatment of young Black men. Read More


Begging for their Lives

March 20, 2012 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Trayvon Martin is the latest young Black man left begging for his life. Read More


A Quiet Voice Stilled

March 06, 2012 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

New Jersey’s first Black member of Congress loses battle with cancer Read More


False Prophets

February 22, 2012 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Franklin Graham and the hate behind the southern evangelical Christian brand. Read More


Slavery by Another Name

February 14, 2012 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

PBS documentary presents another missing link in the history of our nation. Read More


Whitney Houston

February 12, 2012 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Another name is added to the roll of artists who left us early. Read More


Roland, Words Matter

February 09, 2012 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

CNN’s Roland Martin is suspended for anti-gay Tweets during Super Bowl. Read More


Don Cornelius, 1936-2012

He led the “Hippest Trip in America”

February 02, 2012 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Don Cornelius will be remembered as a visionary and cultural icon. Read More


Beyond an Opponent

January 26, 2012 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

It is what he stands for that will define Obama in the 2012 election. Read More


The Good 'Ole Boys

January 19, 2012 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

It was a good old fashioned, racist hatefest on Monday at the GOP debate. Read More


The Real MLK Legacy

January 11, 2012 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

It is time to move beyond the "Dream" speech and embrace King's legacy. Read More


A Season of Hate

January 06, 2012 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Republicans have adopted hate as a potent and politically divisive tactic. Read More


Protecting our Children

December 08, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Our rhetoric does not match the reality of our children in harm’s way Read More


Soldiering On

November 18, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Occupy Wall Street confronting the need to fine-tune its efforts. Read More


When Legends Fall

Joe Paterno’s termination was necessary and appropriate

November 11, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The scandal at Penn State speaks volumes to all that’s wrong in college sports. Read More


Herman Cain’s Indefensible Defense

Common decency suggests Cain should at least suspend campaign

November 09, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Cain's accusers are racking up like 99 bottles of beer on the wall Read More


That Strong Black Conservative Man

Ann Coulter’s far-fetched fantasy

November 03, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Miss Ann (Coulter)seems to be caught up in her own dark fantasy. Read More


Capitol Hill is a Crime Scene

November 01, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Yellow police crime scene tape should wrap around Capitol dome. Read More


Real Anger at Congress, Not President

October 26, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

New poll shows Americans utter disgust with Capitol Hill Read More


Republicans’ Jungle Fever

October 19, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

GOP enjoying their own post-racial fantasy in Herman Cain. Read More


The Good Guy

October 11, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Like the new boyfriend, Obama pays for the behavior of past acquaintances Read More


Oversized Ambition

Talking tough does not qualify Christie for White House

October 04, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Ego, not purpose, is driving White House consideration by Chris Christie. Read More


2012 Calls for Common Sense

Time is now for work, not fear

September 28, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Doomsday scenario can be avoided by voters using common sense. Read More


Georgia...Damn!

Boycott Georgia

September 22, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The state of Georgia must become off-limits after the execution of Troy Davis. Read More


Executing the Truth

The Troy Davis Case

September 20, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Vengeance, not justice is at play in rejection of Troy Davis clemency appeal. Read More


Not Earthly Bound

Towers that once scraped the sky, were not bound by earth

September 10, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The faith that victims of 9/11 are at peace. Read More


There is no Rising Tide

Blacks are stranded on Survivor Island

September 07, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

August jobs report reflects grim prospects for Black America. Read More


Poverty Tour as Sideshow

West-Smiley tour a disappointing engagement

August 09, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

No matter the intent, West-Smiley tour borders on minstrel politics. Read More


Bloomberg Steps Up

NYC’s Mayor Puts His Money behind Talk

August 04, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Mayor to shell out $30M to help young Black men in New York City. Read More


Blowing Smoke

July 22, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Black leadership needs to find correct vehicle to debate differences. Read More


Cowards on the Hill

July 14, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

It's clear that Republicans on the Hill see us as disposable. Read More


Friendships Never Die

Lasting memories survive the passing of a friend

June 10, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Celebrating a life and a friendship for the ages. Read More


Acknowledging the Obvious

Administration addresses Black unemployment crisis

June 08, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The President’s team states what Blacks have known for some time. Read More


Leave His Sorry *SS

Mothers must put children first

May 26, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

In too many child abuse cases, women are beholden to pitiful men. Read More


Oklahoma's Lazy Racist

Oklahoma state legislator reveals depths of ignorance

May 18, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Racists trade on tired stereotypes to mask their hatred of Blacks. Read More


GOP Off and Running

Republicans begin quest for the Oval Office

May 13, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Crowded Republican field sets sights on the White House in 2012. Read More


The Black Family Portrait

Reruns remind of period when Black family life was celebrated

May 09, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Can we bring back a Cosby like show that celebrates Black life? Read More


THE Moment

May 03, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The killing of Osama bin Laden will prove to define the Obama presidency. Read More


Did Trump Commit a Hate Crime?

Attacks on President’s citizenship is harassment

April 29, 2011 12:00 am



Donald Trump has crossed “free speech” line in pushing birther lie. Read More


Embracing Hate

Taking a cue from worst chapters of history

April 25, 2011 12:00 am



Given history, Blacks must be persistent voice against violence. Read More


Time to get Real

President sets right tone on long-term fiscal plan

April 14, 2011 12:00 am



Time to end the budget lies and deal from the deck of truth. Read More


What Would Martin Do?

President needs to reflect on teachings of Dr. King

March 31, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Rather than just evoke King’s words, President should follow his path. Read More


Final Instructions on Life

Father’s words help guide my path

March 30, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

My father’s final instructions sustain me as I celebrate his birthday Read More


In Whose Interest?

Is the President repeating errors of Bush era?

March 21, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The time to speak out against U.S. involvement in Libya is now. Read More


Democrats White Flight

Party is succumbing to irrational fears

March 18, 2011 12:00 am



Democrats must confront their racial inertia to truly change the nation. Read More


The Real Terrorism

Peter King is looking in all the wrong places

March 11, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

We need hearings on right-wing militias, guns and gangs. Read More


Mission Accomplished

Bush hangover has nation reeling

March 09, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

If his intent was to wreck the country, W can claim mission accomplished. Read More


Misguided Commemoration

Donald Sterling proves being rich no safeguard against ignorance

March 02, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

L.A. Clippers owner helps fuel ignorance toward Blacks. Read More


Kooks and Krazies

Political demagogues are now mainstreaming

February 28, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

If we have not reached the bottom of the barrel, we must be close. Read More


Egypt? It’s in Africa.

Continent is denied credit in moment of historic change

February 02, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Psss. Egypt is in northern Africa; pass it on. Read More


Business Matters

Time for progressives to recalibrate traditional anti-business attitudes

January 28, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Businesses, large and small, must take lead in creating jobs. Read More


MSNBC’s Progressive Façade

Cable “news” channels reinforce misinformation

January 24, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Departure of popular MSNBC show host comes as no surprise. Read More


Beyond Post-Partisan

Defining our interests beyond party and ideological labels

January 12, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Blacks need a 21st century politics based on self-determination. Read More


Running Scared…Again

Latest wave of hate echoes Jim Crow

January 09, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The browning of America is the source of irrational fears Read More


Scalia’s House Call

Jurist’s appearance contributes to decaying climate

January 05, 2011 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia sets a bad precedent with visit. Read More


Reclaiming King

Blacks need to take lead in restoring holiday’s meaning

December 29, 2010 12:00 am

By Walter Field, Executive Editor

Black Americans need to restore integrity to the King national holiday. Read More


Conspiracy against Memory

400 Year effort to deny the roots and depths of racism in U.S.

December 28, 2010 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Gov. Barbour's remarks are part of broader conspiracy against memory. Read More


Waiting for Mrs. Sheer

December 16, 2010 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Rather than bash teachers, we need to uplift the profession. Read More


Selective Outrage

The President’s Liberal Critics Need a Reality Check

December 08, 2010 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Pardon my cynicism over the current liberal rebellion against Obama. Read More


Need more LBJ, less Clinton

President had a mandate, must reclaim it

November 10, 2010 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

It is time for Barack Obama to deliver the change he promised in 2008. Read More


Midterm Lessons

What have we learned from another electoral setback?

November 04, 2010 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Instead of licking our wounds, we need to start planning the return blow. Read More


What Makes Me Nervous

Juan Williams needs to dig a little deeper

October 27, 2010 12:00 am

By Walter Fields

I have more than a few things that make me "nervous" about this nation. Read More


More than a First Lady

First Lady out to salvage administration, not just midterm elections

October 14, 2010 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

It's time the White House really recognized the potential of Mrs. Obama. Read More


Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts

Newark should be wary of the politics behind donation

September 28, 2010 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

When a gift is really no "gift" at all. Read More


Saving Black Boys

The alternative is disastrous for the Black community

September 23, 2010 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

We are approaching a point of no return if we do not save Black boys. Read More


How Bad Does it Have to Get?

September 15, 2010 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

What else needs to happen before we wake up? Read More


The Hate of a Nation

September 10, 2010 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Our nation is in danger of being engulfed by hate. Read More


The Haters Among Us

August 17, 2010 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

We must take a strong stand against the wave of anti-Islam fervor. Read More


Unfinished Business

Shirley Sherrod brings us back to the conversation

July 21, 2010 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Once again, our nation's dirty little secret comes out the closet. Read More


Who's the Boss?

Obama steps up against McChrystal

June 24, 2010 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

It was the moment of truth and the President did what Presidents ought to do. Read More


In Defense of Helen Thomas

June 10, 2010 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Thomas' forced ouster exposes the hypocrisy of the Middle East "debate." Read More


Israel's Credibility Gap

Blocking humanitarian aid works against peace in the Middle East

June 03, 2010 12:00 am

By Walter Fields

Israel's defense of its assault on aid ship has little credibility. Read More


Study War No More

A Memorial Day Remembrance

May 31, 2010 12:00 am

By Walter Fields

We should honor the memory of our war dead by "studying war no more." Read More


The War on our Children

Aiyana Jones's death cannot be in vain

May 19, 2010 12:00 am

By Walter Fields

A war is raging against our children, and we are losing every battle. Read More


Return of the Mack

President gets his groove back

January 29, 2010 12:00 am



It was more "if you don't know, you better ask somebody" than State of the Union. Read More


Mr. President, It's Time

Blacks can no longer be told to wait

October 22, 2009 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The President must speak clearly to concerns of Black Americans. Read More


Exposing America’s Selfishness

Health care debate reveals lack of compassion

October 15, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

For matters of sheer survival, Blacks need to engage health care debate. Read More


Our Emmett Till

Derrion Albert is a victim of a new hate

October 06, 2009 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The 16 year-old slain Chicago youth joins Emmett Till as a martyr. Read More


But for the grace…

Vick, Burress provide cautionary tale

September 24, 2009 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Black men need to heed warning from plight of Burress, Vick and others. Read More


Obama's Blind Spot

Denying racism doesn’t make it go away

September 17, 2009 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The President appears to want to wish away racism rather than confront it. Read More


Punk Politics

South Carolina Congressman should be censured

September 09, 2009 10:00 pm

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

President Obama threw down the challenge, we must all rise up to meet it. Read More


Back to School

The Promise of Opportunity

September 03, 2009 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The first day of school reminds us of the promise of opportunity in America. Read More


Hate Inc.

Race hatred thriving as an American industry

August 20, 2009 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Racism is thriving as an American industry during this recession. Read More


Lady of Rage

Clinton’s outburst in Congo less than diplomatic

August 13, 2009 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

In the course of an important African tour, Secretary of State Clinton loses her cool. Read More


Tone Deaf Politics

Republican Party embracing its own demise

August 06, 2009 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The Republican Party is cooking up a recipe for its own demise. Read More


Health Care Matters

Black Americans need to keep this on their radar

July 30, 2009 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The delay on health care reform may be well worth the wait; time will tell. Read More


One Step Forward, Two Back

Obama’s moonwalk dilutes a teaching moment

July 27, 2009 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

After a truly honest expression of outrage, the President steps back. Read More


Obama’s Responsibility

Must include context when addressing Blacks' condition

July 21, 2009 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The President's NAACP speech required greater context to shape dialogue. Read More


Michael’s Final Bow

July 07, 2009 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

We bid farewell to Michael Jackson and pray that his soul is at rest. Read More


GOPs Freaknik

Hypocrisy is the new Republican Brand

June 25, 2009 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The Republican Party's exploits are like an R. Kelly music video, only juicier. Read More


A Father’s Gift

June 21, 2009 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

He is no longer with me but the lessons he imparted define my life. Read More


Class of 2009

We need to promote high school graduation

June 18, 2009 12:00 am



We need to celebrate high school graduation as a momentous achievement. Read More


Motor City Blues

Cultural significance of autos should not be lost

June 15, 2009 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The decline of the auto industry also marks cultural change. Read More


Racists Need Eviction Notice

DC incident requires a forceful response

June 11, 2009 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The attack at the Holocaust Museum proves the need to eradicate racists. Read More


Who was he fighting for?

Symbol of Racism Soils Soldier’s Memory

May 13, 2009 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Apparently the Yates family thought their son was fighting a war ended long ago. Read More


Will We Let Gangs Win?

Time for a forceful response

May 07, 2009 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

They have declared war on our community. Will we return the favor? Read More


My Education Rant

It's time to stop the madness

May 04, 2009 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Reality check: Our schools are failing and our children pay the price. Read More


Free at 50

Reclaiming my life

April 22, 2009 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

On my 50th birthday, I am reclaiming my life and renewing my spirit. Read More


Home Grown Terror

April 16, 2009 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Leaked intelligence report is right in pointing out domestic threats. Read More


Don’t Leave Africa Behind

Obama needs to make continent a priority

April 09, 2009 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

With his first trip to Europe under his belt, President needs to turn to Africa. Read More


Made in America

Obama European Tour Revives Brand

April 03, 2009 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

For some time now the glow that accompanied anything branded “American,” has lost its luster in the world community. Read More


More than just a game

March 19, 2009 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Tonight, my alma mater, Morgan State University, will make its first appearance in the NCAA Division I championship basketball tournament. Read More


A Foolish Stand

South Carolina governor puts politics before people

March 12, 2009 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

It appears South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford is prepared to stick by his guns and reject some of the federal stimulus dollars targeting his state. Read More


Will DC Residents ever be Citizens?

Latest delay to voting rights is an injustice

March 05, 2009 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Being a resident of Washington, D.C. is akin to being a sharecropper, forced to pay tribute to the landowner but having no rights in return. Read More


Monkey Business at the NY Post

Murdoch’s Paper’s Low Blow

February 19, 2009 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The New York Post, holding true to its well deserved reputation as a right-wing leaning, racist rag, ran a cartoon in its February 17 edition that depicted the shooting of a monkey and by not so subtle suggestion, inferred the animal was the President of the United States. Read More


It’s about Jobs, Stupid

Unemployed didn’t deserve politics as usual

February 12, 2009 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

There is one major difference between Republicans in Congress who oppose President Obama’s economic stimulus package and the millions of Americans who need help. The politicians still have a job. Read More


CBC Chair No Fan of Gregg

Raises concern over Commerce Pick

February 05, 2009 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The election of the first Black President had many people pondering the role of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) in light of public perceptions that Black Americans now had a friend in the White House, and the racially driven politics of yesterday would not be necessary. Read More


Wacko Time Is Over

Conservative “Stalk” Talk is Passé

January 25, 2009 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Attention Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly and your fellow right-wing practitioners of stalk talk – wacko time is over. Read More


Nation has suffered during Bush years

The Bush Presidency’s Tattered Legacy

January 18, 2009 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, NSnewstv Executive Editor

Watching President Bush defend his legacy during his final address Thursday night was a reminder of how far the 43rd President has fallen from grace. Read More


Jena 6 Tragedy Continues

Mychal Bell’s search for meaning

December 31, 2008 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, NSnewstv Executive Editor

The story of the “Jena 6” is an American tragedy. Six Black high school teenagers in a small southern town, charged with attempted murder in the beating of a white classmate at Jena High School. Read More


More than One

In Senate, Blacks Remain on the Outside Looking In

December 18, 2008 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, NSnewstv Executive Editor

With the election of Barack Obama to the presidency, the United States Senate is now without a Black member among its ranks. Despite the success Blacks have had getting elected as mayors, members of state legislatures, and to the House of Representatives, the Senate remains a body where Black Americans' access is limited. Read More


When Politicians Steal

Public Deserves Better; Should Demand More

December 12, 2008 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, NSnewstv Executive Editor

The tale of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is not unique to the “Land of Lincoln,” but is becoming an increasingly regular commentary on the state of electoral politics and government. Read More


Mr. Obama's BIG Challenge

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

December 05, 2008 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, NSnewstv Executive Editor

The release of November’s unemployment numbers today clearly illustrates the challenge facing Barack Obama. Come January 20 he is faced with a challenge perhaps unlike any other that has confronted an American president in modern times. Read More


HUD is critical to recovery

Economic crisis in urban America demands attention

November 26, 2008 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, NSnewstv Executive Editor

It seems as though not a day passes when a mayor of a major city or county executive announces drastic cuts in government programs and services due to budget shortfalls as a result of the economic downturn. Read More


GOP Targets Unions in Opposing Auto Bailout

It's labor that's in the crosshairs

November 18, 2008 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, NSnewstv Executive Editor

When President-elect Barack Obama held his first press conference he made clear that his priority was addressing the nation’s economic crisis. Read More


When Bad News is Not New News

BLS Numbers are No Surprise

November 09, 2008 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, NSnewstv Executive Editor

The bad news about high unemployment is not new news for Blacks. Read More


The Grand Old (White) Party

September 06, 2008 12:00 am

By Walter Fields

Executive Editor Walter Fields suggests the Republican Party made a turn for the worse at their conv Read More


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