Dr. Paulette Patterson Dilworth, Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, discusses the functions of her office in Birmingham, Ala., Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (Photo by Mark Almond)Photo by Mark Almond

UAB’s Paulette Patterson Dilworth: Helping Students Pursue Hopes and Dream

THE BIRMINGHAM TIMES — Paulette Patterson Dilworth, PhD, is the vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)—and she is no stranger to issues involving equity and Civil Rights. […read more]

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60-Year Journey from ‘Brown’

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   Because I was a horribly ill-behaved child, I found myself shipped from San Francisco to Moss Point, Miss. in August 1969.  My mother’s plan was that I’d spend my junior year in high school there and live with my schoolteacher Read More


Are Little Rock Schools Finally Desegregated?

JESSE WASHINGTON, AP National Writer Five decades and $1 billion after an infamous racial episode made Little Rock, Ark., a national symbol of school segregation, the legal fight to ensure that all of its children receive equal access to education is almost over. But many Read More

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What Blacks Can Learn from South Africa

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Nelson Mandela turned 95 years old on Thursday, July 18.  He has been hospitalized for more than a month, and the world holds its breath as we witness the decline of the lion that roared for freedom in South Africa.  Read More


Our Children Deserve Better

By Benjamin Todd Jealous NNPA Guest Columnist Every generation believes their children deserve to be better off than they were. This belief inspired the first slave rebellion in 1663, when a new law dictated that children of African slaves would not be able to rise Read More