Opinion

Opinion articles and newspaper editorials on current events told from a Black perspective.

I’ve spent my life as a civil rights activist and anti-violence advocate, I hear from folks all over the country about how fed-up they are—how much they want change—but they don’t know where to start. It’s not enough just to be informed, we’ve got to work tirelessly to do better. With the “The Lookout,” I’ll […]

Ever since CNN anchor Don Lemon (pictured) decided to start editorializing, he has not shown himself to be a serious thinker. Lemon has developed a knack for trivializing complicated sociopolitical issues affecting people of color, mostly by offering personal anecdotes to argue positions that could be easily debunked with data, such as when he peddled […]

The Guardian columnist Orville Lloyd Douglas reveals in his latest piece that he hates being a Black man and that his skin color is his “personal prison.” He writes: “I can honestly say I hate being a black male. Although black people like to wax poetic about loving their label I hate ‘being black.’ I just […]

Kanye West is a firm believer in pushing boundaries and setting trends instead of following them, however his recent fashion decisions beg to be questioned.…

The politics of money and privilege collide as the Washington Washington Football Team owner defends the use of the name as “heritage.” Cultural insensitivity is nothing new. My goddaughter who grew up attending predominantly white schools recently shared a Buzzfeed post that parodied being the only black person in class. Some of the things on […]

(Special to NewsOne) — This week, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in the case of Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action (PDF). The question in this case is whether a state may pass laws that single out race as a factor to be excluded from policy-making, including college admissions and public […]

Really, aren’t you just over it already? Aren’t you over giving people who could not care less about you the power to decide what you eat, when you eat or whether you eat at all? Aren’t you over watching the schools in your community crumble into a hot, social crisis mess, while the private ones […]

In a blatant display of male privilege infused misogyny, Ofek, an editor at Biology-Online.com,  called Dr. Danielle Lee (pictured above) an “urban whore” during an email exchange simply because she declined to write a pro bono monthly blog for the website. Click here to see Dr. Danielle Lee’s email exchange with Ofek of Biology Online. Dr. […]

Assistant State Attorney Tammy Glotfelty, who advised Officer Gregory Rhoden to charge 16-year-old Kiera Wilmot with a felony, has some explaining to do. Just days after doling out a stiff charge for Kiera, Glotfelty decided not to bring any charges against White 13-year-old Taylor Richardson, who mistakenly killed his younger brother with a BB gun, […]

Tamika D. Mallory, the youngest executive director of Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, has proudly stood on the front lines to combat social injustice, and now her diligent work is being honored by Jet Magazine. SEE ALSO: The ‘Acting White Theory’ Doesn’t Add Up In Jet Magazine’s February 11th issue, Mallory, who is known […]

Anyone reading this understands the power of words.  Words allow us to share vital information, create new ideas and perhaps most strikingly, influence our thought process.  Words after all have consequences.  So when the folks at Cadbury decided to compare super model Naomi Campbell to a chocolate bar in their latest ad, what exactly were […]

Everyone at National Action Network’s first-ever women’s power luncheon was elated when our guest, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, said her department was issuing educational scholarships to African Americans from low-income communities who are seeking careers in the health care field. With presentations by Sebelius and Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to […]