Categories Archives: Op-Ed

Is the NAACP Still Relevant?.

By: Harry C. Alford, President/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce When was the last time someone asked you to take out a membership into the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People? Did you say “I am not colored”? ...

10 Keys to Increased Relevance of the Black Church.

Studies show that the American people, especially millennials, are moving away from religion and church affiliation with break neck speed. Black folks have joined the exodus. The predominate religious institution in our tradition is the Black church. It h ...

We Need Leaders, not Pleaders.

Yet another “shocking” report, “The Ever Growing Gap,” came out recently. It was featured in mainstream newspapers, small hometown newspapers, and online newspapers. The ominous headline stated, “It will take Black families 2 ...

Donald Trump’s Appeal for Black Votes.

By: Walter Smith – Publisher, New York Beacon Trump: “What do you have to lose by trying something new”? African Americans should be wary about supporting Donald Trump for any public office because he does not have our best interest at h ...

Children of Color Need to See Themselves in Books.

By: Marian Wright Edelman Do your children love the books on their summer reading lists? Are your children reading about diverse cultures and books that reflect their experience or history? Children of color are now a majority of all public school student ...