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Racism is not a card game or a mind game

Whenever someone accuses an African American of playing the “race card,” I cringe.

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The lessons of Ferguson: Economic inequality

“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.

Wealth, income inequalities hurt US economic recovery

Amid stagnant wages, nagging underemployment and unemployment, many families continue to struggle with their finances. Some may even have wondered: “Will we ever make financial headway?”

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Let’s talk about who is selling out the Black community

I recently saw a video where an unseen person was heard telling Jackson that he wasn’t needed in St. Louis, and where had Jackson been before all this took place.

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Companies ‘steal’ billions from low-income workers

Employers pickpocket billions of dollars from low-wage workers, a crime that disproportionately hurts Blacks and often goes underreported,

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Anderson, champion for the poor, underserved

Ron J. Anderson, MD, was a national spokesperson for public health issues and a champion for the poor and medically underserved.

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Kimball’s hospitality program earns ‘distinguished’ status

The National Academy Foundation’s network announces 22 academies to reach distinguished status based on NAF’s annual assessment.

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More students aspire to attend college, ACT study finds

American College Testing Inc

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Classroom success begins with breakfast

Dairy and breakfast go hand in hand.

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Dancer Misty Copeland inspires new generation of ballerinas

“This is for the little brown girls,” writes Misty Copeland in the prologue of her New York Times bestselling memoir, Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina,

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Aretha Franklin presents A Night to Remember

Royalty paid a visit to Big D Sept. 6 inside the appropriately regal Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House of the AT&T Performing Arts Center.

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Dallas County pushes to end in-person jail visitations

The Dallas County Commissioners Court is currently looking into a plan that would bring video visitation into the county jail system contracted though Dallas-based Securus Technologies

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Dallas CEOs on Black Enterprise Top 100 list

In celebration of three Dallas County-based businesses who made the Top 100 Black-owned businesses in the July issue of Black Enterprise

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Lest We Forget: Honoring first responders

Sept. 11 marked the 13th anniversary of the largest terrorist attacks on American soil; one day that changed the direction of the United States and the world.

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Around the State

Paul Quinn College will begin its new speakers series entitled, Voices that Matter, in the Grand Lounge of the Student Union Building on campus, 3837 Simpson Stuart Road.

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Lawsuit seeks $40 million for victims of police abuse

ST. LOUIS (NNPA) – Sweltering heat didn’t keep more than 50 people from gathering at the Eisenhower Federal Building for a press conference where attorney Malik Shabazz of Black Lawyers for Justice announced a class-action lawsuit on behalf of the “Ferguson Five,”

Final political forum before Election Day

Monday night was the last night of Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates forums for the upcoming election Nov. 4.

Driving while Black … poor

St. Louis County has 90 municipalities – ranging in population from 13 to nearly 52,000 – and most of them sustain themselves by targeting, fining and jailing poor Missouri residents, many of them Black, who are unable to pay traffic tickets.

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Ferguson from a father’s point of view

I was just getting back after spending the weekend celebrating my 11th wedding anniversary, and I went on my Facebook page and saw several posts about Ferguson, Missouri, and social justice

Zimmerman killed a Black youth, got away with it

That opened the flood gates for shooting Black men. I have skin in the game, with two Black sons, seven Black grandsons and two Black great-grandsons!

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