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.
Urban governments are being fleeced foolishly building multimillion-dollar arenas for local sports team owners.
Just weeks after the White House snubbed Simeon Booker for a Presidential Medal of Freedom, a backbencher has introduced House Bill 3655 to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Booker in recognition of his "achievements in the field of journalism, including reporting during the Civil Rights movement, as well as social and political commentary."
Black Americans are often misled when politicians and pundits refer to the ability of the President of the United States to "create jobs" during their terms in office.
Again in 2013, President Obama has neglected to award a Presidential Medal of Freedom to 95-year-old Simeon Saunders Booker Jr.
To double down is to significantly increase a risk or commitment. Well, welcome to the fantasyland of Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.
You’re probably not certain, but the Koch brothers' name has been besmirched among Blacks for quite some time.
Many Blacks are saying "shame on" the U.S. Senate Republicans for the recent blow they dealt to President Barack Obama's efforts to install his own nominee as regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The GOP blocked the effort to confirm North Carolina Congressional District 12 Rep. Mel Watt to the post.
If you weren't paying attention, veteran conservative commentator Armstrong Williams is becoming a "media mogul," having purchased a trio of TV stations in transactions that were part of a number of larger TV acquisition deals brokered by Sinclair Broadcasting Inc.
President Barack Obama recently said that if he were the football team's owner he'd "think about changing" the Washington team's name. The normally non-committal president's comments fueled a debate over the top sports team in the nation's capital. The debate involves some of the nation’s richest men.
For Blacks seeking success and advancement in journalism, DeWayne Wickham is well-suited to be dean of Morgan's State University's School of Global Journalism and Communication to prepare Black students.
The greatest challenge facing African-American leaders is increasing our collective wealth.
American Blacks must cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit independent of politics and who occupies the White House.
If you don't know about it, there is an ongoing fight between Wal-Mart and the union movement. The political battle fought in D.C. is over the "living wage bill." But that is just the latest ploy of a longer war in years to come between the retail giant and America’s primarily-Black, democratic- and union-controlled urban enclaves.
A. Peter Bailey is a man of note and distinction.
For the image of the Black Caucus to be maintained, before they host any festive events celebrating the 43rd ALC, Black American leaders should use the gathering to pay homage to Detroit and analytically discuss its downfall.
Fifty years after the March on Washington, the sole surviving speaker from that day is Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia. Lewis is at once a prominent part of the past, but now, possibly part of Black peoples' problems.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus inherited a simple mission: stop inflaming racism and expand the voter base beyond White, male America. Like so many Republicans before him, Priebus repeatedly gets in his own way in his attempts to appeal to Blacks and other minority groups.
Unfortunately, many of the issues that gave rise to the March on Washington 50 years ago remain unfulfilled or under siege today.
The whole idea and discussion of wage legislation is politics run amok.
Blacks need to develop a mindset that "it's time to get paid!"
If we talk about what ails us that will make it better. When will Black Americans stop getting short shrift?