National

How will 2016’s presidential candidates save our cities?

How will 2016’s presidential candidates save our cities?

| July 27, 2015

Marc Morial By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist “You must register. You must vote. You must learn, so your choice advances your interest and the interest of our beloved Nation. Your future, and your children’s future, depend upon it, and I don’t believe that you are going to let them down.”–President Lyndon B. Johnson on […]

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Beyond the symbolism of the Confederate flags

Beyond the symbolism of the Confederate flags

| July 27, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist The debate in connection with the flags of the former Confederate States of America (CSA) has unleashed a badly needed debate about U.S. history. As many commentators are noting, for the first time in a long time we are not just discussing whether the flags of the Confederacy offend […]

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HUD announces new rule to combat housing discrimination

HUD announces new rule to combat housing discrimination

| July 27, 2015

By Zenitha Prince Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently released a new rule to assist the department’s grantees in meeting their anti-segregation and anti-discrimination mandates. Under the Fair Housing Act of 1968, HUD and its program participants are not only barred from discrimination based […]

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Spotlight on Benjamin F. Clark, display artist

Spotlight on Benjamin F. Clark, display artist

| July 26, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It’s not everyday that one can walk into a historical museum and is introduced to the person whose collections are on display there but this did happen.  And, with this happening, I was able to learn more about our heritage and gaze upon the beauty of the historical African American […]

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Black Christians, Muslims unite around burned churches

Black Christians, Muslims unite around burned churches

| July 17, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–In the last week of June, as the nation was still mourning and mulling over the massacre at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., seven other black churches across the South went up in flames. Solidarity came out of the ashes. Since July 2, the Respond With Love […]

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Maine has nation’s top democracy; Alabama ranks last

Maine has nation’s top democracy; Alabama ranks last

| July 16, 2015

Indiana also near bottom By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Lawmakers in South Carolina voted recently to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse grounds, but when it comes to access to democracy, the state still ranks among the worst in the country, according to a recent report by the Center for American […]

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‘Attacking the churches is just unforgiveable’

‘Attacking the churches is just unforgiveable’

| July 16, 2015

By Askia Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call WASHINGTON—Black churches, the symbol of sanctuary for tortured black souls, especially in the Southern United States; once the headquarters of the black liberation movement; are once again under attack in the South. And as in decades past when similar rashes of mysterious fires torched […]

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Blackonomics: Blacks are today’s putty people

Blackonomics: Blacks are today’s putty people

| July 14, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Incidents over just the past two months have taken black folks on the psychological ride of our lives. The white woman in Spokane, Wash., who passed as black caught and held our attention; then there was the McKinney, Texas pool party incident; and then the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare, […]

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Confederate traitors don’t deserve to be honored

Confederate traitors don’t deserve to be honored

| July 14, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Can you image waving a flag that honors Benedict Arnold, a name synonymous with treason? How about traveling to work and back on Aldrich Ames Boulevard, a tribute to the CIA mole who secretly worked for the Russians? Should we erect a statue of Robert Hanssen, the FBI computer […]

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Election of black leader helps redeem Episcopal Church

Election of black leader helps redeem Episcopal Church

| July 12, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief NEWS ANALYSIS WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The recent election of Bishop Michael Curry as the 27th presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church–the first African American to hold the denomination’s highest office–to succeed the church’s first female presiding bishop is expected to help atone for the church’s failure to take a more active […]

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