By Melissa Conyears-Ervin It is what it is… 100 years ago, the voting polls saw women cast their votes for the first time. Women who look like me were forced to wait another 45 years to exercise their right to vote. Now, our country just made another shift in the narrative...
By Charlene Crowell As the nation’s double dose of health and economic crises continue, many consumers believe that federal assistance to make ends meet has virtually disappeared. The $600 weekly federal supplement to augment state unemployment benefits expired July 31, and the Paycheck Protection Program again stopped accepting applications on August 8. A...
By Vernon A. Williams The United States of America boasts, “In God we trust,” claiming to be “One nation, under God, indivisible.” The rhetoric is pervasive but the reality is far more suspect. Few topics spark as much polarization as religion, but the conversation is imperative in these times of crisis. What is the status...

She Will Answer

By Amelia Ashley-Ward Publisher I reached out to congratulate my friend Kamala Harris shortly after she accepted the nomination to become the Democratic Party’s candidate for Vice President of the United States of America. She is, in fact, the first African-American woman to be selected to be Vice President by any...

GET YOUR BALLOT NOW

By Julianne Malveaux What would you do if somebody walked by your house and promised to rob it the next day? Most of us would take every precaution, checking the locks, the doors and the windows. Some of us might weapon up, making sure we could defend our homestead. Some...
By Vernon A. Williams Let’s face it. Too often the most consistent and deeply-rooted impediment to the quest of Black Americans to realize dreams and aspirations is NOT the “white man.” It is the brother and sister so full of self-contempt that he or she can’t imagine supporting or encouraging...
Beyond the Rhetoric 1010 By Harry C. Alford & Kay DeBow The National Black Chamber of Commerce and humble ventures providing funds Accepting Applications Now Early-stage effects of COVID-19 and lockdowns have disproportionately hit minority businesses. Analysis from the National Bureau of Economic Research reveals 41percent of Black business owners disappeared in April....

LOVING AFRICAN PEOPLE

We are reprinting this column by the late Dr. Conrad Worrill, Professor Emeritus, Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies in commemoration of his birthday on August 15th. The remembrance of our ancestors and their redemption, our continued oppression in America inspires me to re-acknowledge my love for African people. The word...
By Julianne Malveaux Women won the right to vote a century ago. On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment passed. The white women’s equal rights struggle began in 1776, though, when Abigail Adams, the wife of our second president and member of the constitution-drafting Continental Congress, sent her husband a...
By Charlene Crowell Public pressure to restore a key HUD rule has united civil rights, public and private sector stakeholders in a swelling and nearly daily drumbeat of concern calling for fair housing to be supported and HUD’s replacement rule to be rescinded. On July 23 the rule known as Affirmatively...