Op-Ed

My Open Letter to “US”

By Tip “T.I.” Harris (Founder/Grand Hustle) As I write this letter, I can’t help but express my frustration and concern for “US.” I also can’t help, but question my contribution to the status of where we are. I understand that I, too, have been guilty Read More

Op-Ed

Where is Today’s Madam C.J. Walker?

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA News Wire Columnist Women entrepreneurs have a powerful role model when they consider Madam C.J. Walker. One of our nation’s first female self-made millionaires, her story of combining herbs to develop and manufacture a hair pomade, of empowering tens of thousands Read More

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Op-Ed

Blackonomics: Controlling the Money

By  James Clingman NNPA Columnist “Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws.” –  Mayer Amschel Rothschild I often wonder if most Black people in America really understand the across-the-board impact economics has on our daily lives. Or, have we Read More

Op-Ed

Blackonomics: The Revolution Must be Financed

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist   When it comes to gaining true freedom, the words and actions of our most revered Black authentic leaders emphasized economic empowerment.  Unfortunately, many of those who spoke the truth and tried to establish an economic foundation for Black people Read More

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Op-Ed

King’s True Legacy

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist   This month will mark the 85th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Across the nation and throughout the world community, millions of people will pay tribute and celebrate the birth of one our greatest freedom fighters and Read More

Op-Ed

Blackonomics: Political Poverty Pimps

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist An article published on nky.com, titled, “Running for Senate not job for paupers, stated: “The average household in the United States has a net worth of $69,000, but the average wealth of a U.S. senator is about $12 million, according Read More

Op-Ed

Knowing Better, but not Doing Better

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist   As the saying goes, “Once you know better, you should do better.”  Most of us can remember situations that would have benefitted us in some way or another had we only used the knowledge we received from our parents, Read More