Commentary

Seed sowing for a beloved nation and world community
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Seed sowing for a beloved nation and world community

By Marian Wright Edelman It was a gloriously beautiful morning in Atlanta, Georgia on September 11, 2001. I was attending the first public event of organizations that had joined together to sponsor a breakfast with several hundred Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Baha’i, Buddhist, Hindu, and political and community leaders of every color, to affirm our joint…

African-Americans are not bystanders to America’s economy
Commentary

African-Americans are not bystanders to America’s economy

By William Spriggs As we reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we think about African-Americans as agents of history. Well-documented gaps in unemployment rates, earnings, poverty and wealth too often lead to viewing African-Americans as bystanders to America’s economy. At worse, there is a tendency to observe the gaps in economic success and…

Planting Seeds of Social Change: 12/16/15 Marks the 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment
Commentary

Planting Seeds of Social Change: 12/16/15 Marks the 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment

Dr. Artika R. Tyner Throughout history, the Black church has served as a pillar in the community. It is a place where people gather for spiritual nourishment, renewal, and empowerment. It also represents the epicenter of civic engagement, community organizing, and political activism. The African Meeting House in Boston, Massachusetts embodies each of these characteristics…

Will Obama be acknowledged as a transformative President?
Commentary, Politics

Will Obama be acknowledged as a transformative President?

By Roger Caldwell NNPA News Wire Columnist As President Obama completes his second term, the political pundits are debating if his time in office was transformative. In “Leadership: Theory and Practice” by Peter Northouse, the author established that a transformational leader must usher in dramatic change by engaging, connecting, and motivating. The president’s most significant…

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