David W. Marshall In 2021, the bill to award gold medals to the U. S. Capitol Police officers who responded to the Jan. 6 insurrection passed, despite 21 GOP lawmakers voting against it. The Congressional Gold Medal is Congress’s highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished contributions made by individuals.
Julianne Malveaux The Silicon Valley Bank, the 16th largest bank in the United States, failed because its leaders used poor judgment in making ill-advised investments. They invested heavily in long-term Treasury bonds that had low-interest rate returns. As interest rates rose (which meant SVB was losing money), they didn’t have
Mauryo Jones “You have stage two colon cancer, Mrs. Jones.” My heart sank as I heard the doctor say those words. I was only 33 years old. How could this have happened to me? I was a healthy young woman with a husband and a six-year-old daughter who needed me.
Julianne Malveaux The recent disgraceful derailment of the Norfolk Southern train in Palestine, Ohio, resulted from predatory capitalism on steroids. Railroads, given free land, have exploited the communities that journalist Robert Hennelly describes as “corridor communities” and endangered them with their unsafe practices. In the case of Palestine, while Transportation
Svante Myrick Ever since it was taken over by far-right justices nominated by Donald Trump, the Supreme Court has been eroding the quality of life for Americans. Now it looks like it could happen again, if the Court decides against President Joe Biden’s plan for student debt relief. Oral arguments
AD Sykes is correct to be honest about FAMU athletics Vaughn Wilson FAMU Vice President and Director of Athletics Tiffani-Dawn Sykes took to a meeting of the 220 Quarterback Club. The elephant in the room of longtime season ticket holders and additionally those who have participated in the Investing in Champions
Julianne Malveaux African American history was celebrated at this year’s Super Bowl. It was the first time that two Black quarterbacks faced off against each other. Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes played a good game, and the Chiefs won narrowly. The NFL is more
Svante Myrick Reviews are rolling in for President Biden’s latest State of the Union address, with many of them focusing on a highlight of the evening: the moment the president got Republicans to cheer for Social Security and Medicare. It was a neat trick. I still don’t trust the Right
David W. Marshall Students at Hillcrest High School in Tuscaloosa, Ala., are learning a hard and valuable lesson. These students are not just hearing about the fight behind the civil rights movement; they are living it. In the same spirit behind the boycotts, marches, and lunch counter sit-ins of the
Julianne Malveaux Each year the Association for the Study of African American Life and History sets a theme for Black History Month. This year the theme is Black Resistance. It is appropriate for a time such as this because it reflects the work we must do in a climate where