The Ham Hock Group is a group of sophisticated and upper-class Washington, D.C., Black businessmen and well-paid professionals set on evolving a movement to "replace the N-word."
D.C. officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony over the weekend for a new school in Ward 5 slated to open in August.
Before we go beyond a $17 trillion national debt, John Q. Public should be aware of its overall societal impact — more than $53,000 for every person in the United States.
Is it that you're too humiliated by your lineage of slavery to demand what you're justly due?
Generally speaking, do you favor or oppose using city funds to help finance a new soccer stadium for the District's Major League Soccer team, D.C. United?
From one House Republican calling him a "liar" to his face to a newspaper article that called the president of the United States of America the N-word, Barack Obama has had to endure tremendous disrespect for a sitting president.
The way Black political activists throw daggers of "racist" at the Republicans, you'd think the Democrats are the party of Black liberation. But the fact remains that Black Americans have made little political progress inside the Democratic Party.
Is America's justice system racist?
It appears Black American voters are far too consumed with championing the government's current ineptitude to address correcting injustices of the past.
Why aren't there more Blacks in business? What are you encouraging your children to become?
Black Americans are into politics, but only at the retail level as "consumers."
After decades of being overlooked by the media, Native Americans are now being cast into the national spotlight for the wrong reason.
Washington, D.C., has always been a mecca for Blacks. But the nation's capital has always had a complicated past and ideals that ran on parallel tracks.
How can Blacks gain economic parity in America? The answer is so simple that no one ever suggests reparations as a remedy for what ails Blacks.
For Black descendants of slaves to get their just due in America, it would require an act of Congress.
As the 2016 presidential election approaches media speculation, propaganda, and misinformation spikes.
Instead of calling for additional Black voter registration efforts and "social change," Black voters should consider that we have the clout to hasten our own changes through reparations we gained for slavery — compensatory payments for the descendants of those who found themselves enslaved by the Atlantic Slave Trade.
Would you ever allow Charles Koch to mentor your children?
The state of Black America only goes as far as the state of Blacks' politics. Blacks' status and politics have remained static for 40 years.
Despite America's so-called, "even-handedness in the Middle East," some Blacks are beginning to see events unfold through the eyes of the poor Palestinians and are appalled.
As he winds through his second term with high "disapproval" numbers, Blacks are the only people President Barack Obama can turn to.
A version of the iconic slogan "A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste" is playing out in the court of public opinion and it's a huge debacle.
One of the major obstacles to Black economic development is a skewed mentality when it comes to starting businesses.
Are you one of those political yahoos claiming victory for your cause after Mississippi black voters helped Sen. Thad Cochran survive an intense Republican primary runoff against insurgent conservative challenger Chris McDaniel?
There are many miles to go and issues to address before America is a "fair and just society." Toward that journey, the black press can be counted on "to voice our true plight."
In Marion Barry's book, race plays a factor in everything that occurs in America.
Every advanced nation in the world is a free-market capitalist country.
You probably haven’t heard the one about the billionaire industrialist Koch brothers giving a $25 million grant to the United Negro College Fund.
According to Forbes 2014 ranking of the world's billionaires, Nigerian business magnate Aliko Dangote with a net worth of $25 billion is the world's richest Black. But Bob Johnson is an American worthy of note
How, and when, do you celebrate blacks' freedom in this country?
Among Donald Sterling's rants he said something more Blacks need to recognize as truth.
Where are you in the stampede to take Donald Sterling’s L.A. Clippers’ team away from him? Is it fair what has been done to Sterling by the NBA?
It’s evident that Black Americans have fallen hook, line and sinker and totally assimilated by the fact that Johnson Publishing Company has decided to end the print publication of JET magazine.
More African-Americans should learn about Nigeria.
For all the good he's done, and individuals he's made rich and elevated to the middle class, it's a shame that Marion Barry has been left to struggle.
Black students attending for-profit school courses cannot be allowed to continue amassing huge debt they can't pay.
Having the nation's first African-American president at the Civil Rights Summit speaks to the immeasurable success of Lyndon Baines Johnson's presidency.
How many times a day do you put money in another Black person's hand?
Under President Barack Obama, the concept of affirmative action has fallen flat. Those who thought their fortunes would be better under a Black president are advised to support a role model such as Callie House.
What Black Americans need to recognize is that we cannot change Washington unless we change some of the people we send there to represent us.
While African-Americans have willingly accepted President Barack Obama political overtures toward the nation's gays, Africa's political and religious leaders have rebuked Obama and the gay lobby in ways we should take note.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus acknowledges that Republicans had not been doing enough outreach in previous years to reach out to African-Americans.
Black Americans should be dubious of the latest public policy snake oil that Democratic politicians and union leaders are promoting.
Here's how the latest episode of the debt ceiling drama will end: Congress will raise or suspend the country's borrowing limit, probably for as much as a year.
What's your opinion of Timothy Eugene Scott? Surely, you know who he is.
President Obama recently made perhaps the strongest endorsement by any sitting president on relaxing marijuana laws.
Everybody knows that there's no such a thing as a "free lunch." Now, let's see how good the Black press is explaining to audiences about Morocco and the disputed territory of Western Sahara.
Going forward there needs to be more Black participation among NFL players, head coaches, assistant coaches, owners, league management, referees, team physicians, head trainers, and radio/TV announcers.
The Obama White House continues a pattern of attacking symptoms instead of the underlying disease, one rehashed progressive ploy at a time.
While GOP cannot continue competing as a party of "old White men," the party establishment has come up with an illusion of increased number of Black Republicans.