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Marc Morial Articles
»  Addressing the Problems Facing...
Addressing the Problems Facing...

"We have no permanent friends, no permanent enemies…only permanent interests." - Former Congressman William Clay, Sr. In a sign of the ongoing strength of the...




George Curry Articles
»  Bill Tompkins is named President,...
Bill Tompkins is named President,...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Respected media and entertainment executive William G. Tompkins, Jr. has been name president and chief executive officer of the National...


What President Obama...

For Republicans, the November 2nd midterm elections were about 2012, not 2010. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...

Enough with Beck’s...

Glenn Beck has issued a tepid apology after mocking President Obama’s 11-year-old daughter. I do not accept his...

Is gay becoming the new...

Leave it to Rev. Wendell Anthony, president of the Detroit branch of the NAACP, to organize a panel discussion on the...

Murder to miracle in...

To many Blacks who grew up in the Deep South before the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the election of James...



William Reed Articles
»  Argument for Blacks to Go to...
Argument for Blacks to Go to...

Everybody knows that there’s no such a thing as a "free lunch." Now, let’s see how good the Black Press is explaining to audiences about Morocco and the disputed territory of Western Sahara. The Kingdom of...



Earth Talk Articles
»  Eco-travel Destinations to...
Eco-travel Destinations to...

Dear EarthTalk: Where are some good "eco-travel" destinations right here in the continental U.S. that I can consider for a family vacation? - Janet Devino, Brooklyn,...



Marian Wright Articles
»  Breaking the Code of Silence
Breaking the Code of Silence

"I found my voice long before I became a writer in community organizing. That’s where I found my voice, where I was able to take all that pain and transform it into...





Lillie Howard Articles
»  “ When Is The Change Finally Going...
“ When Is The Change Finally Going...

Upon going online this morning and viewing the AlterNet Rights website my stomach was in knots after viewing the headlines on their website on, August 7th. My heart was...



Chris Stevenson Articles
»  What the NCAA doesn’t Want You to...
What the NCAA doesn’t Want You to...

Recently we’ve been flooded with news about the chances that a gay man will be drafted into a company featuring a game where men pat each other on the butt, and the...




Larry Lucas Articles
»  Tips to avoid melanoma this summer...
Tips to avoid melanoma this summer...

As the warmer days of summer near, Americans begin happily spending more time outdoors. Whether having a picnic, playing sports, going for a long walk or just enjoying the sunshine, many of our families’ activities - and memorable moments -...





Sandy Altman Articles
»  Becoming an Accidental Caregiver
Becoming an Accidental Caregiver

As an elder law attorney, I often work with adult children who are now or are planning to become caregivers for their parents. For years I have been in awe of anyone who has accepted that...



Dr. Manning Marable Articles
»  Economics of war: from King to...
Economics of war: from King to...

Over forty years ago, on April 4, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered an historic, antiwar address at New York City’s Riverside Church. King declared that the...



Harry Alford Articles
»  EPA Didn’t Think of the Economy
EPA Didn’t Think of the Economy

Earlier this summer, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new regulations intended to reduce carbon emissions from America’s power plants. It’s...








 





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