Monday, August 31
In a wide-ranging conference call with the Black Press, the Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said the upcoming “Justice or Else” rally set for October 10 celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March is just the beginning of the movement.
Amelia Boynton Robinson, who died August 26 in Montgomery, Ala. at the age of 104, is being praised as the ‘Rosa Parks’ of the Selma voting rights movement.
Tuesday, August 25
Inspira Health Network has appointed five new members to its leadership team, including Joe Alessandrini, Reenie Sacchetti, Terri Spoltore, Janet Davies and Mary Bollwage, to serve as vice presidents for the network in the areas of clinical services, patient care services and risk management.
A Woman’s Business joins forces with Center For Family Services to take a stand against domestic violence at the 4th Annual 5k Run & Walk.
Like father, like son? John David Washington sure hopes so.
If you’re driving down a highway, street or tunnel anywhere in North America and you see the shimmering new headlights on the latest Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC or Buick approaching you, there’s a good chance you’re seeing the work of Martin Davis, a talented, young African American designer who works for General Motors.
At bottom, the plan of Donald Trump, the GOP’s political playboy, to “solve” America’s crisis of undocumented Latino immigration is really quite simple: Turn the U.S. into a police state.
Monday, August 24
New Jersey Senate Republican leader Tom Kean proposed a bill that will give tax breaks to top entertainers that make long term commitments to perform multiple shows in Atlantic City, officials announced last week.
Julian Bond was never one to shrink away from a worthy fight. He lived his life as a tireless champion of the oppressed and maligned, a battle-worn warrior for civil rights, equality and social justice. Bond fought the good fight, and at the still-youthful age of 75, he completed his course.
Whenever I have an opportunity to rejoin the transformational activities of the civil rights organization that was founded and led by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I am always eager to participate. Such was the case July 23 in Baton Rouge, La. The occasion was the 57th annual convention of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and I had been invited to participate as part of a panel on criminal justice reform.
Wednesday, August 19
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stood tough and, according to some, bullied his way through the first Republican presidential debate on Thursday night in Cleveland-- leading some political pundits to suggest the portly politico made headway among the crowded field of GOP contenders.
Following the death of Dr. Martin Luther King in 1968, a school teacher named Harriet Glickman, and a few of her friends, took it upon themselves to petition comic writer and creator of the popular Peanuts comic strip Charles M. Schultz for more characters of color, a bold move that resulted in the inclusion of a character named ‘Franklin.’
Miss Black USA made its return back to the Nation’s Capital to crown Miss Black USA 2015.
Rihanna, move over. Taylor Swift, take a seat. Beyonce is still the reigning Queen B.
Julian Bond, a founding member and communications director of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and immediate past board chairman of the NAACP, is being praised for his lifelong human rights contributions by people ranging from President Obama and his former civil rights colleagues to ordinary people who have benefited from his courage and advocacy.
Monday, August 10
Late-night study sessions, inadequate rest and snacking on the go are all routine for most undergraduates, yet some may wonder if there's any truth to the myth of the infamous Freshman 15?
Young men seeking funds for college may be surprised to learn that in addition to loan and grant applications there is another form they must complete—their Selective Service registration.
Saturday, August 8
The recent spotlight on systematic racial profiling and police brutality against Black boys and men has exposed a painful truth long known in the Black community: just about every Black youth and man seems to have a story about being stopped by the police, and all live daily with the understanding it can happen to any of them at any time.
Wednesday, August 5
As we look toward the 2016 Presidential Election and the current campaign season, there are a number of issues in the public domain, both current and the not so distant past, which deserve your reflection and consideration.
Hopefully, the third time will be a charm for Vanessa Williams.
Tuesday, August 4
It may be crass to promote grass, but that's exactly what the politicos on the Asbury Park City Council did last week when they unanimously pas
When word recently broke about the extreme financial disaster facing Puerto Rico, I was amazed by the surprise of so many people. Yet, what amazed me even more was what I can only describe as a shrug in connection with the crisis affecting the island nation that happens to be an occupied commonwealth of the United States.
A fan favorite in baseball is no longer playing in Philadelphia.
Before he was Jamal Lyon, the sensitive, talented gay son of drug dealer-turned-music mogul on the hit television show, “Empire,” Jussie Smollett, was a social activist.
What is immediately essential for me about Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ lengthy epistle to his son is that “past is prologue.”
Some people are now saying what was really obvious to me before President Barack H. Obama was re-elected to continue leading the United States of America.
Queen Latifah is going to Emerald City.
New Jersey became one of the first states in the country to purchase more than 1,000 body cameras to outfit all of the state troopers, officials announced last week in Trenton—making the use of body cameras a mandate and costing the state more than $1.5 million.
As Medicare and Medicaid turned 50 last week, the nation takes a look at the impact of two of the most significant government programs ever launched.
A broad coalition of civil rights groups delivered more than 500,000 signed petitions to the Justice Department (DOJ), demanding that Attorney General Loretta Lynch launch a full investigation into the death of Sandra Bland and into the practices and policies of the Waller County, Texas police department and the prosecutor’s office immediately.
Saturday, August 1
When you hear your dentist or dental hygienist reciting numbers while the inside of your mouth is being examined you may think your teeth are being counted. Not so. Your gum health is actually being assessed.
The U.S. Senate July 16 unanimously approved legislation that would authorize oral health screenings for seniors under the Older Americans Act.
Throughout my high school education experience I held a deep dislike and lack of interest in math and wanted to avoid it at all cost.
The next big thing in wearable technology may show up right inside your mouth.