Commentary

‘Today Is The Day…’

The Bar-Kays’ lead singer Larry Dodson set for Memphis farewell.

Our children deserve high quality teachers

The “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA) addresses many concerns in education. The NNPA continues to echo the message that giving parents a voice in how the school system operates is vital to closing the achievement gap.

The Jheri Curl turns 40:

A look at the most iconic, insulted and revered hair craze ever.

‘What Now?’ I survived the first 18 years of parenting without going crazy

These next few years tho . . . SMH . . .

This success strategist offers lifelong advice for new graduates

Carlota Zimmerman has a four-pronged strategy that will help grads make success the focal point.

Pots & pans: Troops of color gave their lives for America

Remember their sacrifice by fighting for our rights here in America.

Vigil-night shootings demand strong response from community

"I watched in horror on Monday evening what should have been a somber and reflective television news story about the community’s efforts to heal from the murder of a teenage girl a year ago."

#FREERAMAD!

In 2014, a Georgia jury acquitted Ramad Chatman of armed robbery. So why is he still in jail until 2022?

WATCH: Cornell West and Bill Maher argue over West not voting for Clinton

Oh, and Neil deGrasse Tyson watches the fireworks.

What it costs to give black mothers a second chance

When Sheritha Scott found out about National Mama’s Bailout Day, she had reason not to trust it.

Commentary: The face of a killer

Savali: White Woman’s fear wins, but don’t ever forget this Is the face of a killer.

Climate change is creating climate refugees

As more places become unlivable . . . where will the people go?

Wendi C. Thomas: Stop using basketball as a Band-Aid for racial progress

The Grizzlies, or any NBA team, can’t fix what systemic racism created.

Here’s why black teachers are so important to education and to our children

‘Through Our Eyes: Perspectives and Reflection From Black Teachers’ reinforces necessity to get more of them in classrooms.

It’s about elevating the discussion – not Rev. Jackson

Case in point of why it’s difficult for the black community to advance: Many of us are more focused on dissecting and even denigrating the presence and efforts of the Rev Jesse Jackson than we are on the purpose that ...

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