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White woman snubbed Charleston shooter for a black man

White woman snubbed Charleston shooter for a black man

| June 26, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA)–We may never know what ignited the explosion inside of white supremacist Dylann Roof that prompted him to kill nine African Americans attending Bible study at a black church in Charleston, S.C., but his hatred of blacks apparently deepened two years ago after a white female he was […]

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‘No greater pain’ than burying your murdered child

‘No greater pain’ than burying your murdered child

| June 26, 2015

By Zenobia Jeffries Special to the NNPA “Most women say there is no greater pain than to bear a child, I say there is no greater pain than to bury one.”—Andrea Clark, founder, Mothers of Murdered Children DETROIT–Three Detroit youth were shot in one incident last month. One died. Two were critically wounded. Their ages […]

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What part of Democracy are Republicans afraid of?

What part of Democracy are Republicans afraid of?

| June 24, 2015

Lee A. Daniels By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist   It’s not too soon to ask a critical question of citizens of voting age who tend to vote for Democratic candidates: Do you think you’ll be allowed to vote in 2016? The Republican Party in numerous states across the country has been working hard to […]

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Fox New, AP also abused black youth

Fox New, AP also abused black youth

| June 23, 2015

George E. Curry By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Fox News blowhards will never admit that in covering the racially-charged swimming pool incident in McKinney, Texas, they blew it. But, that’s exactly what they did. And rather than acknowledge that they went overboard in defending the misconduct of the police officer involved – conduct that […]

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ornette-buddha blues

ornette-buddha blues

| June 23, 2015

ornette-buddha blues © omowale-ketu oladuwa morning song[1] no need to explain, seeing all words need the say, lead to pray, preach, postulate, and all other such form of inaction blunting movement sound thru space yet sound, free space peace, the ever of lasting move the already been said to godspace, creative lite, day, moon rising […]

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Right-wing out to destroy public education

Right-wing out to destroy public education

| June 23, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist If you want to see up-close what the political right wants to do to public education, take a look at Wisconsin. Recent legislation, aimed ostensibly at the city of Milwaukee, is attempting to remove local control of the schools and systematically expand the charter school system. And, here is […]

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Terrorist kills nine at historic black church in S. Carolina

Terrorist kills nine at historic black church in S. Carolina

| June 23, 2015

CHARLESTON, S.C.—Nine people were killed during a Bible study when a young white man opened fire at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, on June 17. According to reports, 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof sat for nearly an hour during a traditional Wednesday night prayer meeting at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist  Episcopal Church, affectionately […]

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Homeless alliance redefines community

Homeless alliance redefines community

| June 16, 2015

By Mike McGee Special to the NNPA from The Dallas Examiner “Will work for food,” “Why lie? Need money for weed,” “Sorry for being a bum.” Tattered cardboard signs being held by homeless people across the nation relate the attitudes, humor and frustrations of the men and women who display them, explained Willie Baronet during […]

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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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