By Kelvin Cowans, Special to TSDMemphis.com Watching the evening news, I am reminded of my life and how it once swung as if a pendulum – with destruction to one side, tragedy on the other and success in the resting...
“From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” – Luke 12:48. As chairman of the Memphis City Council and a duly...
This is the latest entry in How We Got Here, a series where students and families explain how they chose, or ended up at, the schools they did. You can see all of the stories here. Unlike many of the other...
By Angelo C. Louw (NNPA Newswire Guest Columnist) “I have observed this in my experience of slavery, — that whenever my condition was improved, instead of its increasing my contentment, it only increased my desire to be free, and set me to thinking of plans to gain my freedom.” —Frederick Douglass, “Narrative of the Life […]
A Commentary By Evin Cosby I am the youngest of five. I remember our family trips and moving to NYC just so we could be closer to my father as he worked. From the time he worked in Las Vegas to the Cosby show in NYC, he always wanted us to be close, to be […]
By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Former Fox News Channel anchor Bill O’Reilly, the man whose lofty ratings were responsible for the growth of the network, is no longer on the air. Revelations that $13 million had been paid, either by O’Reilly or the network, to women who said they had been sexually harassed repelled […]
By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Remember the scene from “New Jack City” when Nino Brown (Wesley Snipes) told Scotty (Ice-T), “This ain’t personal; this is business?” And at the end of the movie, Scotty said to Nino, “This ‘is’ personal,” as he proceeded to give him a beatdown. Well, this article is both personal […]
By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. (President and CEO, NNPA) All parents want the best for their children. We all acknowledge that attaining a high-quality K-12 education is probably the single most important factor that will determine the future life success of a student in the public school systems throughout the United States. Yet, the […]
By Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (N.J.-10) Too often missing in discussions on the challenges facing African Americans is any focus on environmental justice, the idea that all people should enjoy a clean, healthy environment while being treated equally with regard to environmental policies, regulations, and laws. African-American communities are disproportionately burdened by environmental degradation, […]
By Wade Henderson (President and CEO/The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights) In late March, President Trump signed a resolution to invalidate a regulation designed to help implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This move will create tremendous confusion among states that are currently in the middle of putting the new law in […]