Thinking Deep About Blackness: Stressing the Serious and Sacred
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 25 September 2014
    In the Sixties and even for a short time afterward, Blackness was conceived and engaged as a very serious and sacred thing. It was serious because it dealt with our identity and our duty derived ... read more >>
The Lessons of Ferguson – Part Three
Written by By Marc H. Morial 18 September 2014
To Be Equal      —  Sherrilyn Ifill, Esq., writing in the National Urban League’s 2014 State of Black America  Less than a year from now, on August 6, 2015, the nation will celebrate the 50th ... read more >>
Diversity Must Become a Business Priority
Written by By Jesse Jackson, Sr. 18 September 2014
          Last week, in a highly choreographed, tightly organized presentation, Apple rolled out the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. With the spotlights on and a global audience, Apple paraded ... read more >>
Racism is not a Card Game
Written by By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. 18 September 2014
    Whenever someone accuses an African American of playing the “race card,” I cringe. Racism  in America is not a card game. There is no such thing as “playing the race card” when it comes ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 18 September 2014
EMPOWERMENT REQUIRES UNACCUSTOMED UNITY                                                                         Even talking about Black unity has fallen out ... read more >>
Righteous and Relentless Struggle: Reflections on the Principle and Practice
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 18 September 2014
Righteous and Relentless Struggle: Reflections on the Principle and Practice Dr. Maulana Karenga   We cannot say it too often, stress it too much and certainly must never downplay in any way the definitive, ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 11 September 2014
TRACKING POLICE ABUSE: YOUTH JUSTICE COALITION Larry Aubry                                                                               ... read more >>
In Remembrance and Reaffirmation: Harnessing Hurricanes and Whirlwinds of Righteous Anger
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 11 September 2014
In Remembrance and Reaffirmation: Harnessing Hurricanes and Whirlwinds  of Righteous Anger Dr. Maulana Karenga   Nine years ago, we met to celebrate the 40th anniversary of our organization Us ... read more >>
Lessons of Ferguson, Part II: Criminal Justice System on Trial
Written by By Marc H. Morial 11 September 2014
To Be Equal   Lessons of Ferguson, Part II: Criminal Justice System on Trial   By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist   “I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.” Fannie Lou Hamer, legendary ... read more >>
Nov. 4: A Day of Reckoning
Written by By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. 11 September 2014
Nov. 4: A Day of Reckoning   By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist   Black Americans and others who want to contribute to the future progressive transformation of our nation and world have an ... read more >>
The Lessons of Ferguson, Part I: Economic Inequality
Written by TO BE EQUAL MARC H. MORIAL 04 September 2014
    “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I am haunted ... read more >>
Cops Lied about ‘Suicides’ of 2 Handcuffed Black Men
Written by GEORGE E. CURRY 04 September 2014
            Caught cheating by his wife, comedian Groucho Marx asked, “Who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes?” In case after case, when police are caught killing an unarmed African ... read more >>
The Emotional Toll of Growing Up Black
Written by MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN 04 September 2014
      CHILD WATCH   • MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN         Terrell Strayhorn, a brilliant Black Ohio State University professor, recently opened the Educational Testing Service and Children’s ... read more >>
Us: A 49-Year Struggle To Be Ourselves and Free Ourselves
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 04 September 2014
      As we celebrate and self-consciously reflect on this the 49th anniversary of our organization Us, we, of necessity, pay grateful homage to our ancestors, spiritual anchors and unerasable evidence ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 04 September 2014
STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT INJUSTICES   Police killing unarmed young Black men has again captured national attention. This time, the focus has been 18-year-old Michael Brown’s tragic killing in Ferguson, ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 26 August 2014
A lack of accountability among Black leaders stifles Blacks’ progress.  And their usual silence on many important issues is egregious. Predictably, they do join in expressing outrage over blatantly ... read more >>
Garvey’s Letters from Atlanta:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 26 August 2014
Rebuilding and Becoming the Whirlwind and Storm: Throughout the global African community, we gather together this month to celebrate the centennial of the founding of the Universal Negro Improvement Association ... read more >>
The Liberation Psychology of Frantz Fanon: Struggle as Normative and Necessary
Written by Maulana Karenga 31 July 2014
  To have read Frantz Fanon (1925-1961) in the original French or the translated English, especially The Wretched of the Earth, and to grasp and embrace his understanding of armed struggle, decipher ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 31 July 2014
  An awkward silence intruded an otherwise lively and informative panel discussion on the implications of today’s critical challenges for African Americans.  The uneasy non-response followed a question ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 25 July 2014
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Written by Wendy Gladney Dean 24 July 2014
  One of the things I enjoy is keeping in touch with people.  In today’s fast paced society filled with lists and agendas, I am just as guilty as the next person in dragging my feet.  When I was ... read more >>
Defending Marlene Pinnock and Ourselves: Issues of Justice, Agenda and Struggle
Written by Maulana Karenga 17 July 2014
  We are again deeply involved in an ongoing and urgent conversation and struggle around one of the most critical and enduring issues facing us as a people—police violence. For whatever old names ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 17 July 2014
  Julianne Malveaux’s column, “Did UNCF Make a Deal withthe Devil?,” begins,  “When the Koch Foundation gave the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) $25 million, it set off a maelstrom of comments ... read more >>
It’s Time We Get Serious about Combatting Child Sex Trafficking
Written by By Faye Washington 14 July 2014
Not long ago, I read a startling statistic. The United States now ranks in the top 5 countries in the world for child sex trafficking. This alarming stat illuminates the fact that we as a country are ... read more >>
Bethune, Democracy and July 4th: Courageous Questioning and Constant Struggle
Written by Maulana Karenga 10 July 2014
  Usually when we want to confront and discount America’s founding myth of creating a democracy of free and equal persons, its hypocritical and high-hype claims of justice for all and its self-congratulatory ... read more >>