Public Education Was Dying Long Before Betsy DeVos’ Confirmation: Where Was Your Outrage Then?

[contentblock id=1 img=gcb.png] Betsy DeVos has been confirmed and sworn in as the 11th U.S. Secretary of Education and the blowback in the public education community and among many leaders elected and appointed across the nation and here at home in New Orleans is deafening. The criticisms are real. DeVos...

Historians Rank President Obama’s Legacy

[contentblock id=1 img=gcb.png] By Stacy M. Brown NNPA News Wire Contributor Supporters and critics alike may eventually come to view President Barack Obama’s two-term White House tenure the same way. His determination for change never appeared to cause him to stumble on his goals, be it Obamacare or commuting the...

Film Review: Southside with You

[contentblock id=1 img=gcb.png] By Dwight Brown NNPA Newswire Film Critic “Thought he was just another smooth talking brother?” says an inquisitive Chicago mom. She’s repeating the words her daughter used to describe a colleague she’s meeting for a first date. Never have eight words been so inaccurate. That “he,” is...