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Pope Francis plans Africa trip to visit battlefields of religious strife

Pope Francis plans Africa trip to visit battlefields of religious strife

| June 16, 2015

(GIN)–Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church, is scheduled to visit Uganda and the Central African Republic this year, where religious wars, before and now, have wrecked destruction and devastation on the local populations. The prelate confirmed his itinerary at a retreat of Third World Priests in the Basilica of St. John Lateran. “God […]

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Charity not substitute for justice

Charity not substitute for justice

| June 13, 2015

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist In his speech the night before his murder, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. repeated the biblical parable of the Good Samaritan who stopped and helped the desperate traveler who had been beaten, robbed and left half dead as he journeyed along the road from Jerusalem to Jericho. The Good […]

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First black nursing grad receives honorary degree

First black nursing grad receives honorary degree

| June 12, 2015

Esther McCready feted at Maryland graduation By Stacy M. Brown Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer Small in stature and soft in voice, Esther McCready proved to be a giant in the fight for civil rights. And, on Friday, May 15, the 84-year-old pioneer’s life came full circle as she received an honorary […]

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Blacks ‘segregated’ in low-paying retail jobs

Blacks ‘segregated’ in low-paying retail jobs

| June 12, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–More than 1.9 million black Americans work in retail, accounting for 11 percent of the industry’s total workforce. Despite being the second-largest source of employment for black workers, new data from the NAACP and equality advocacy organization, Demos, finds that the industry is rife with racial inequality and poor […]

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Flag Day personal for veterans, families, all of us

Flag Day personal for veterans, families, all of us

| June 11, 2015

On 6 June 2015, I had the honor of attending the Memorial Services of Chief Master Sergeant (CMS) Dean A. DuVall, United States Air Force (USAF). My trip to Buffalo, Ind., near Monticello, was to represent U.S. Congressman Marlin Stutzman, as well as, in my position as chairman of the 50th Anniversary Celebration Committee of […]

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‘I’ versus ‘We’

‘I’ versus ‘We’

| June 11, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist “In the Northern states, we are not slaves to individuals, not personal slaves, yet in many ways we are slaves of the community… It is more than a figure of speech to say that we are a people chained together. We are one people–one in general complexion type, one in […]

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White racism affects more than blacks

White racism affects more than blacks

| June 11, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist In the context of the responses to the lynchings of African Americans by police and racist citizenry, greater and much needed attention has been focused on the question of race and racism in the U.S. Particular attention has been raised about the historic and current oppression and demonization of […]

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Rebuilding our communities: ‘The Call,’ the challenges, the competition

Rebuilding our communities: ‘The Call,’ the challenges, the competition

| June 11, 2015

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.”—Cesar Chavez Forward Thinkers too much given […]

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Time for young people to stop the violence

Time for young people to stop the violence

| June 10, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist I only recently embraced my status as an “elder.” Actually, I describe myself as an “episodic elder,” eager enough to take one of those lovely “senior” discounts when it serves my purpose, yet reluctant to turn in my party card. Elder status hit me upside the head, though, when a […]

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Hastert indictment spotlights Republican hypocrisy

Hastert indictment spotlights Republican hypocrisy

| June 10, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The indictment of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert and the disclosure that he may have been sexually involved with at least two boys while serving as a high school football and wrestling coach in Illinois exposes the hypocrisy of the self-appointed morality police. It turns out that Hastert is […]

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