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CURRY: Is Obama Trying to Kill Black Colleges? (Pt. II)

Few things irk me more than hearing someone say or imply that now that we have a Black president, perhaps the time has come to abolish HBCUs. I have zero tolerance for such ignorance.

BASKERVILLE: NAFEO Supports 'America's College Promise' Initiative

The National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education applauds President Obama's proposal to make community college tuition free and views it as the commencement of an important dialogue with the states' college and university stakeholders that could help move ...

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: Honor Dr. King by Serving

Martin Luther King Jr. was an ordinary man who made history because he was willing to stand up and serve and make a difference in extraordinary ways, as did the legions of other civil rights warriors in the 1950s and ...

CLINGMAN: A Million Reasons to Change

Exactly what is there in 1 million Black folks united in their will and purpose? What is in a million brothers and sisters who are tired of the same old rhetoric, the same old leaders, and the same old ways ...

EDITORIAL: Selma Past and Present

A common lament heard from civil rights activists and a number of their contemporaries is that for any number of reasons, young people today are unaware of or unfamiliar with the stories of a bygone era.

EDIGTORIAL: MLK Deserves More Than Lip Service

The real Martin Luther King Jr. has been hijacked by those seeking to soften the hard edges of a man almost impossible to put into a neat category, and they subvert his message in the hopes that it doesn't reach ...

WHITEHEAD: What You Won't Hear from the Politicians

No matter what the politicians say about how great America is and how we, as a people, will always triumph, the fact is that the nation seems to be imploding.

JENKINS: The Real 'Empire'

Particularly speaking from an African-American standpoint, I am a bit disappointed and troubled by how we as a people are portrayed in the media.

CHAVOUS: Kennedy, King Vision Found in Indiana School

Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of a colorblind society is more evident at a tiny elementary school in Indianapolis than in most places in America.

JESSE JACKSON: Honor MLK Holiday, Tech Industry

Most technology companies will not be observing Martin Luther King Day — sadly but not surprisingly, they be open and conducting business as usual.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Charters Are Not the Answer

Black families are always the ones who are tricked into thinking school choice means charter schools, and that charter schools are a better place for their students.

EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON: King and LBJ Stood Together

The new highly-acclaimed motion picture "Selma" suggests that former President Lyndon Baines Johnson was not an ardent supporter of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and that he and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a fragile relationship. Nothing is ...

MUHAMMAD: John Conyers, My Bionic, Superhero Congressman

With the theater screens and our television screens awash with superheroes, I thought I would dabble my pen into writing about a character for the genre.

CHAVIS: CBC Elects a Talented New Chairman

Given the numerous issues and challenges facing Black America, I predict that the CBC under G.K. Butterfield's leadership will become reinvigorated.

REYNOLDS: Coretta Scott King Misrepresented in 'Selma'

If Coretta Scott King were alive today, she would not recognize herself as she is portrayed in the new movie "Selma."