Opinions

America’s Racial Wealth Gap Could Cost Economy $1.5 Trillion

     “Black families are underserved and over charged by institutions that can provide the best channels for saving,” states the report. “For instance, banks in predominantly black neighborhoods require higher minimum balances ($871) than banks in white neighborhoods do ($626). Unsurprisingly, 30% of Black families are underserved by their banks, and 17% are completely disconnected from the mainstream banking system because of a lack of assets and a lack of trust in financial institutions.” […]

Opinions

Will You Answer the Call for Moral Revival?

     In embracing and expanding the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Revs. Barber and Theoharis have asked Presidential candidates to consider a debate that focuses exclusively on poverty. Many have agreed, but others have not gone on record. With more than one in five African American families living in poverty, and wages relatively stagnant, a national conversation about poverty is more than overdue. […]

Opinions

Mental Health Awareness Matters

     It can become a bigger issue when it’s affecting your everyday life and you believe what you’re feeling is true. Anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, eating disorders, PTSD, and more, are all things that can be controlled. Depression is another issue that is triggered from one’s trauma. It is important that if you face one of the many issues, you seek help.  […]

National Sports

NBA All-Star Steph Curry Kick Starts New Division I Golf Program at Howard University

     “Golf is a sport that has changed my life in ways that are less tangible but just as impactful,” Curry said. “It’s a discipline that challenges your mental wherewithal from patience to focus and is impossible to truly master. So, when you hear about these passionate student athletes who have the talent but don’t have a fair shot at the game, it’s tough. I feel really honored to play a small role in the rich history of Howard University and look forward to building their first men’s and women’s golf teams with them.” […]

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Local News

The Heartbeat of the Community

     Community and School Homecoming seasons will be here before we know it. The Broward County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. where Tracy P. Barnswell serves as president, took the lead by kicking off the year with the spirit of music with none other than the marching Cobras of Boyd H. Anderson High School.  […]