To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, arguably the most overrated U.S. president in history, there they go again.
As president, my top priority is rebuilding an economy where everybody who works hard has the chance to get ahead.
Former U.S. Rep. Parren Mitchell, D-Md., once told me, “It is long overdue for Black Americans to understand the urgent and ongoing necessity to defend and to support Black-owned businesses in the United States.”
Lately, hip-hop news has been fueled with beef and rants of all kinds.
Those who’ve found it difficult to connect with the racial history of post-Civil War America – when Black Americans were stripped of the citizenship rights they gained right after that conflict – should pay special attention to the national political arena now.
It’s mid-July. Do you know if your children are learning? Just a month ago they were eager to leave the regimentation of the daily classroom to “enjoy the summer.”
Last week, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Texas Department of State Health Services awarded Dallas County Health and Human Services 100 percent on its annual Technical Assistance Review. The review assesses the Public Health Preparedness Division’s ability to dispense essential medications and health equipment to Dallas County’s 2.4 million residents in response to a large-scale emergency.
The Mid-Cities Chapter of The Links Inc. will host its 22nd annual fund-raiser “A Knock-Out Affair”: Black-Tie Boxing Event on Aug. 16 at the Fairmont Hotel.
In a recent survey about aging, people reported their greatest fear as losing their independence and having others make decisions for them.
Civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson encouraged boys to follow their dreams and shared with them words of wisdom during his visit to the Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy, a preparatory secondary school for boys located in Oak Cliff, on the last day of school.
Women of color have become the driving force of the rise in women-owned firms in the United States. According to reports, they are doing so despite more obstacles and are driven to entrepreneurship as a result of structural limits in the traditional workforce.
The Big Ten, the nation’s oldest collegiate conference, is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor by highlighting its 2014 class of honorees. Twenty-four student-athletes from 17 different sports received the honor, the first established award in intercollegiate athletics to demonstrate support for the educational emphasis placed on athletics.
After working 37 years for General Motors, it is not unusual for Eric Peterson, vice president of Diversity Dealer Relations, to walk into a Black dealership and be introduced to one of the owner’s children.
On Monday, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell announced that an award of $83.4 million in Affordable Care Act funding to support primary care residency programs would be provided to 60 Teaching Health Centers across the nation.
Despite the flurry of news about NFL lawsuits over concussions, the problem affects far more athletes at the high school and junior high school level, according to the federal government statistics.
Michael Patrick MacDonald is a storyteller. He recently encouraged the crowd of young leaders at the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools’ National Training to understand the power of storytelling to create change. His first book, All Souls:
“The purpose of the law is simple … those who are equal before God shall now also be equal in the polling booths, in the classrooms, in the factories, and in hotels, restaurants, movie theaters, and other places that provide service to the public.”
The June unemployment rate was down to 6.1 percent. Yet, for the vast majority of more than 45 million Black Americans, the persistent unemployment rate in our communities is still way too high. It was 10.7 percent in June, down from 11.5 percent in May 2014.
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, it’s a good time to reflect on the historical impact of young people who were willing to risk their lives to register Black people to vote in Mississippi. As a result of their courage and their sacrifice, many people today, not only in Mississippi but across the country, can now register and vote in any election.
Rev. Jamal Bryant of Baltimore was widely criticized recently for quoting a line from a popular Chris Brown song: “Hoes ain’t loyal.” Bryant could have avoided controversy – and been on point – if he had instead said, “Democrats ain’t loyal.” They ain’t, to borrow the vernacular.