Wednesday, 11 March 2015 15:10
Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist
Too much and for too long, we seem to have surrendered personal excellence and community values in the mere accumulation of material things. Our Gross National Product, now is over $800 billion dollars a year. If we judge the United States of America by that, Gross National Product counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage...
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 15:01
Marian Wright Edelman
One of my sheroes is Sojourner Truth. A brilliant but illiterate woman, she was a great orator and powerful presence who possessed great courage and determination. I often wear a pendant with her image and words: "If women want any rights more than they's got, why don't they just take them, and not be talking about it."
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 15:34
Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist
There are two related violent phenomena in that are now getting renewed public attention and research around the world, as well as considerable debate and denial. The twin evils are terrorism and racism.
Let's protect all kids from toxic chemicals—not just some!
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 15:29
Kathleen Schuler, Dr. Rose Brewer and Senator Bobby Joe Champion
The lack of effective policies to regulate the use of chemicals in everyday consumer products impacts everyone's health. The Toxic Substances Control Act, the law that regulates industrial chemicals in the U.S., fails to control the flood of toxic chemicals into consumer products, resulting in thousands of little regulated, potentially toxic chemicals ending up in everyday consumer products from hand soap and cleaners to children's nap mats and clothing. These include hormone-disrupting chemicals such as phthalates, bisphenol A, flame-retardants and more. Widespread exposure to toxic chemicals contributes to rising rates of reproductive problems, developmental disabilities and cancer.
To help students succeed, college administrators must think globally
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 16:44
Edward Guiliano, Ph.D.
College administrators looking to improve students' educational experience shouldn't just think outside the box -- they should think outside the country. A recent survey of employers reveals most U.S. businesses seek applicants with intercultural communications skills. College grads who can operate across different cultures have a serious advantage.
Did NBC'S Brian Williams also lie about Hurricane Katrina?
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 15:29
George E. Curry NNPA Columnist
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams has finally admitted that he had incorrectly asserted that a helicopter he traveled aboard in 2002 while reporting on the Iraq War in 2003 was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, forcing an emergency landing.