In arguably the most important civil rights case the U.S. Supreme Court will hear this term - a case that could ban or limit the consideration of race in public employment, government contracting and higher education - Clarence Thomas, the lone Black justice, was silent. Of the justices hearing...
Since 1998 the National Black Chamber of Commerce has been promoting one of the best opportunity programs for those living under the poverty level. The name of the program is Section 3 of the HUD Act. As a result of the first Watts Riot, the Nixon Administration implemented the...
America is stuck on stupid when it comes to the so-called terrorism scare and like the pimps that they are, candidates for elective office in Washington D.C. are preying on and exploiting the worst fears of the uninformed masses. It’s a shame when so much more is at stake. With...
It has been two years since our President declared the ISIS movement a “jayvee” team. He implied this terrorist coalition was no big thing and we shouldn’t worry about it. Since that time ISIS has stretched its footprint to Libya, a majority of Syria and a significant amount of...

Murder Cover-Up in Chicago

As more information emerges in connection with Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke’s fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald on October 20, 2014, the more it appears that not only was an unjustified murder committed by a person who had sworn to uphold the law, there was a cover-up...

Get Ready For Kwanzaa 2015

In the wake of the rising re-emergence of the Black Student Movement in America, it is important that every segment of the African Community in America begin preparing for the Kwanzaa Season. It is estimated that more than 30 million Africans in America participate in some sort of Kwanzaa...

Symbolism and Substance

The University of Kentucky at Lexington (the flagship college), has shrouded an indoor mural that features paintings of enslaved Afri- can Americans bending to pick tobacco (maybe, or cotton) while a train full of white folks seems to appear on their backs. There are other offensive images in the...
These are stressful days for Am-ericans. The time of year. The times. Nothing new. There always have been issues that plagued better intentions of our society, but somehow the challenges seem to be magnified by omnipresence of media - with all the sources and platforms available to access information –...
During the 2000 Presidential Election, President George W. Bush made a written pledge to the National Black Chamber of Commerce® (NBCC). He claimed that he would focus on the doors leading to increased capital access for minority businesses. To our astonishment, he delivered on that pledge while Candidate Al...
One of the critical demands of the Reparations Movement is the release of African in America political prisoners. The issue of African in America political prisoners often gets swept aside in our demands in the Reparations Movement. This should not be. There are many sisters and brothers who have...