Categories Archives: Op-Ed

YOU GOT A BIG EGO? SO WHAT!.

Colin Powell, who is a retired U.S. Army four-star General and the 65th U.S. Secretary of State, had a powerful quote about keeping our egos in check, especially when we have it tied to something tangible, when he said, “Avoid having your ego so clo ...

Making The Case For Investing In HBCUs.

ABOVE: Rushern Baker, the county executive of Prince George’s County, Md., speaks about the importance of HBCUs in an exclusive op-ed for the NNPA Newswire and BlackPressUSA.com. UNCF’s iconic, “A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste,” advertising ca ...

No More Sheets: The Covers Are Off in America.

As you read this, I need you to do something for me, okay? Imagine that you’re a Black person here in America who just delivered a passionate speech concerning the President of the United States, and then demanded the president’s impeachment. Still wi ...

America: It’s Time to Cash the Check.

Have you ever bounced a check? Better yet, have you ever bounced a check and had it returned due to insufficient funds being in your bank account? Sucks, doesn’t it? Writing a check that you thought you had enough money for in the bank, and then all of ...

STEP UP TO THE PLATE: IF NOT YOU…THEN WHO?.

Whoever told you that being a leader is all fun and games – trust me, they totally lied to you. Leadership can be an extremely lonely place, and for every single positive or good thing you do as a leader, there will always be someone who will find o ...