today in black history

December 11, 2017

Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity opened at Lincoln Center in New York in 1961.



What’s in a Name?

March 30, 2017 9:30 am

By Bashir Muhammad Akinyele

The fight against white cultural oppression in Black identity. Read More


The Curry Report

July 11, 2016 7:30 am

By George E. Curry

The false dichotomy between supporting police or legitimate protest. Read More


The Curry Report

May 23, 2016 9:00 am

By George E. Curry

Has the U.S. given up on school desegregation? Read More


The Curry Report

April 12, 2016 10:00 am

By George E. Curry

U.S. Banks shortchange justice Read More


The Curry Report

March 23, 2016 10:30 am

By George E. Curry

'Reverse Robin Hood' pummels the poor. Read More


Why Blacks are Voting for Hillary

March 02, 2016 6:30 am

By George E. Curry

Black voters are simply supporting what they see as their best interests. Read More


The Curry Report

February 11, 2016 10:30 am

By George E. Curry

Black quarterbacks are still held to a different standard. Read More


No effect on jobs by raising wages

September 14, 2015 7:30 am

By Dr. William Spriggs, Chief Economist, AFL-CIO

Raising the minimum wage has a negligible effect on jobs. Read More


Black Workers and the Fed

August 26, 2015 7:30 am

By Dr. William Spriggs, Chief Economist, AFL-CIO

The case of Black workers and why Fed should not raise interest rates. Read More


Reforming the Criminal Justice System

August 10, 2015 8:00 am

By George E. Curry, NNPA

We must find ways to fix a system that is broken and rife with injustice. Read More


What is the Federal Reserve Doing?

June 26, 2015 12:00 pm

By Dr. William Spriggs, Chief Economist, AFL-CIO

The economy is showing signs that it is fragile. Read More


REAL Estate

March 17, 2015 6:00 am

By Pastor Keith D. Wright

Rebuilding our community through home ownership. Read More


Is Obama Trying to Kill HBCUs? Pt II

January 27, 2015 9:00 am

By George Curry, NNPA Executive Editor

Having a Black President does not diminish need for Black colleges Read More


Is Obama Trying to Kill HBCUs?

January 22, 2015 11:00 am

By George Curry, NNPA Executive Editor

President's policies have caused injury to historically Black colleges Read More


Awareness

January 06, 2015 11:30 am

By Gavin Sutton

We mourn the passing of our dear Brother, Griot and friend, Gavin Sutton. Read More


Economic engine's running but needs gas

December 17, 2014 11:30 am

By Dr. William Spriggs, Chief Economist, AFL-CIO

Signs of economic improvement are evident Read More


Eric Garner: A Poem

Was nothing about me to ever, ever doubt.

December 05, 2014 11:00 am

By Gavin Sutton

Our resident Griot reflects on the injustice inflicted upon Eric Garner Read More


The Grass isn't Greener

September 03, 2014 7:00 am

By Dr. William Spriggs

Rosy rhetoric around an economic recovery needs to be tempered. Read More


Ferguson

August 20, 2014 7:00 am

By Dr. William Spriggs

Behind the Michael Brown tragedy there is a history of economic inequality. Read More


We Need to Fight for Equality

August 05, 2014 8:00 am

By Dr. William Spriggs

The struggle for equality in America is far from over. Read More


Making Sense of It All

July 22, 2014 1:00 pm

By Dr. William Spriggs

The economic downturn left us with questions we can't see to answer. Read More


Memories

July 15, 2014 11:00 am

By Dr. William Spriggs

Memory can compel course corrections in public policy. Read More


Missing the Point

July 04, 2014 7:00 am

By Dr. William Spriggs

Focusing on college tuition costs only misses the point. Read More


Student Debt Horror

June 27, 2014 2:00 pm

By Dr. William Spriggs

Student debt is probably as bad as we thought. Read More


Opportunity at 50 Years Out

June 23, 2014 8:00 am

By Dr. William Spriggs

Celebrating the legacy of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Read More


Better Vision

June 06, 2014 1:00 pm

By Dr. William Spriggs

How will we tackle broad issues of class inequality? Read More


The Difficult Math of Inequality

May 16, 2014 1:00 pm

By Dr. William Spriggs

The unfairness of income inequality is evident in the math. Read More


Visas, Wage Suppression & GOP

May 02, 2014 6:00 am

By Dr. William Spriggs

Senate Republicans block vote on raising the minimum wage. Read More


Inequality and the 1% Rule

April 25, 2014 7:30 am

By Dr. William Spriggs

Supreme Court decision on affirmative action further embeds inequality. Read More


Encouraging Economic Leadership

April 21, 2014 8:00 am

By Dr. William Spriggs

New Fed chief represents encouraging economic leadership. Read More


A Tax to Benefit All

April 14, 2014 8:00 am

By Dr. William Spriggs

A tax on stock, bonds and derivatives transactions would yield benefits. Read More


Republicans on a Limb

April 07, 2014 7:00 am

By Dr. William Spriggs

New employment data pulls rug from underneath GOP's critique. Read More


March Madness

March 31, 2014 6:00 am

By Dr. William Spriggs

N.L.R.B. ruling sheds light on the plight of student-athletes. Read More


Second Amendment - Redux

December 06, 2013 10:00 am

By Mona R. Washington

Playwright Mona Washington takes a creative look at gun violence. Read More


What Would Republicans Do?

December 03, 2013 7:30 am

By George E. Curry, NNPA

What would Republicans do on health care if they were in the White House? Read More


By Faith

November 15, 2013 5:00 am

By Rev. Dr. Noel G. Hutchinson, Jr.

Words of encouragement, inspiration and faith. Read More


"News"

November 13, 2013 9:00 am

By Mona R. Washington, Contributor & Playwright

Mona Washington on the absurdity of news coverage of Philippine disaster. Read More


Gifted Hands, Foot in Mouth

October 15, 2013 6:30 am

By George Curry, Editor-in-Chief, NNPA

Dr. Ben Carson is proving himself gifted as a tool of the right-wing. Read More


They cannot walk alone

August 29, 2013 8:30 am

By Keith Benjamin

We must protect children during their daily walk to school. Read More


All Things to All People?

Obama must decide a course

January 28, 2010 12:00 am

By Ryan Clement

Despite the hype, Barack Obama is human and cannot serve all interests. Read More


A Second Chance

Beginning the road to recovery

October 26, 2009 12:00 am

By Evan Baker

Prison mental health therapist Evan Baker maps the road to recovery. Read More


My Provincetown

Essay on race and gender

August 05, 2009 12:00 am

By Mona R. Washington

Sometimes kernels of truth are revealed in casual conversation. Read More


Vantage Point

President Obama’s “Tough Love” Sermon to Africa

July 14, 2009 12:00 pm

By Dr. Ron Daniels

The President's Ghana speech was on-point but his message needed greater context. Read More


Strip-Searching Teens is Out of Control

Arizona school went too far

April 24, 2009 12:00 am

By Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., Rushmore Drive

Supreme Court case raises important issues for students and parents. Read More


Image and Job Interviews

Bar is raised in tough economic times

April 24, 2009 12:00 am

By William Wilson, Rushmore Drive Contributor

With competition high for jobs, appearances matter. Read More


Facts and Fiction About Black America

January 19, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Algernon Austin

The new conventional wisdom is that black America is in deep decline and single-parent families are the cause. It is true that black single-parent families have increased significantly since the 1960s. However, the evidence for a black “culture of failure,” to excerpt a recent title by Juan Williams, is much harder to come by. Read More


New Direction in the Middle East

Fresh perspective will bring peace in the region

January 19, 2009 12:00 am

By Carl Sharif, NorthStar Report Contributor

The lack of available commentary from Black journalists and political leaders on the current war raging in Gaza is jarring. Read More


President Obama and the District

Will new President embrace the community's concerns?

December 10, 2008 12:00 am

By Sadiq Jeru Ahmed, NSnewstv Contributor

Historically the President of the United States has had a complicated relationship with the city of Washington, D.C. The expectation of a Barack Obama White House is different as residents and community leaders anticipate more outreach from the POTUS. Read More


GOP Claims No Mandate for Obama

November 19, 2008 12:00 am

By Sadiq Jeru-Ahmed, NSnewstv Contributor

One day after Election Day, Republican members of Congress and right leaning pundits, were quickly out in front of cameras stating that Barack Obama's resounding victory over John McCain did not equate to a mandate for the newly minted President-elect. Read More


All that is left is for us to act

October 30, 2008 5:22 pm

By: Darrin Sharif

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The Palin Edict

September 16, 2008 12:00 pm

By Dr. Nsenga Burton, RushmoreDrive.com

RushmoreDrive.com Editorial Director Dr. Nsenga Burton explores Sarah Palin and the "benefits" of wh Read More


Falling for the Okey-Doke

September 16, 2008 12:00 am

By Cindy Barnes-Thomas, RushmoreDrive.com

RushmoreDrive.com Contributor Cindy Barnes-Thomas shares her angst over the rise of Sarah Palin. Read More


How Much Did that Beer Really Cost?

September 16, 2008 12:00 am

By Dan J. Nunn, II, RushmoreDrive.com

RushmoreDrive.com Contributor Dan J. Nunn, II suggests the nation has paid a high price after eight Read More


The Private School Experience

September 01, 2008 12:00 am

By Sandra Daley

Many Black parents are faced with the decision to place their child in private school, a challenge t Read More


Truth vs. Fiction

August 29, 2008 12:00 pm

By Dr. Nsenga Burton, RushmoreDrive.com

RushmoreDrive.com Editorial Director Dr. Nsenga Burton explores the many myths surrounding the candi Read More


Hurt Feelings

August 29, 2008 12:00 am

By Dr. Nsenga Burton, RushmoreDrive.com

RushmoreDrive.com Editorial Director Dr. Nsenga Burton suggests there may be some bruised feelings i Read More


Concerned with Edwards Affair

August 29, 2008 12:00 am

By Cindy Barnes-Thomas, RushmoreDrive.com

RushmoreDrive.com Contributor Cindy Barnes-Thomas looks at the recent admission by former North Caro Read More


Just Beyond the Horizon

Obama's Journey of a Lifetime

August 28, 2008 1:33 am

By Lenworth Gunther, Ph.D.

Dr. Lenworth Gunther, historian and cultural commentator, explores the journey that has taken Barack Read More


In Defense of Black Fathers

August 28, 2008 12:00 am

By Chris Wilder, RushmoreDrive.com

RushmoreDrive.com Contributor Chris Wilder offers a defense of Black fathers against the backdrop of Read More


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