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Famed psychiatrist, ‘Isis Papers’ author Frances Cress Welsing dead at 80

Famed psychiatrist, ‘Isis Papers’ author Frances Cress Welsing dead at 80

| January 6, 2016

Theories analyzed workings of global white supremacy By Stacy M. Brown Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Washington Informer Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, the famed 80-year-old afro-centrist, has died. Welsing’s death was announced by close friends on social media and later confirmed by family members. “RIP to the elder, Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, […]

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Abusive debt collectors target black consumers

Abusive debt collectors target black consumers

| January 4, 2016

By Charlene Crowell NNPA News Wire Columnist An old adage teaches that one man’s pain is another’s gain. That adage is a truism when it comes to the debt collection industry. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), debt buyers pay just 3.1 percent on the dollar for defaulted debts. Additionally, 94 percent of these […]

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Racism, bigotry doing well in Republican Party

Racism, bigotry doing well in Republican Party

| January 4, 2016

By Roger Caldwell NNPA News Wire Columnist As the 2016 election heats up, there is something wrong in a party when the candidates don’t want to operate with political correctness. In this election cycle, the Republican candidates have decided to think and behave as an outsider. By acting as an outsider, they are not obligated […]

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Open expressions of racism

Open expressions of racism

| January 4, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist The other day, a friend of mine, after hearing the latest rants by presidential candidate Donald Trump, asked whether we are better off with open expressions of racism than having such expressions silenced. I found the question quite interesting and provocative. It spoke to the nature of […]

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Beyond the Rhetoric: Back to basics—section 3 of the HUD Act

Beyond the Rhetoric: Back to basics—section 3 of the HUD Act

| January 4, 2016

By Harry C. Alford NNPA News Wire Columnist Billions of dollars and thousands of jobs have passed us by due to the noncompliance of Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act by each and every HUD Administration since the beginning of the program in 1968. There is too much resistance from the […]

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More than just a hashtag: The ongoing fight to get justice for Sandra Bland        

More than just a hashtag: The ongoing fight to get justice for Sandra Bland        

| December 31, 2015

By Jeffrey L. Boney Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Houston Forward Times The Houston Forward Times (HFT) has been covering the latest developments in the case of Sandra Bland. In July 2015, the HFT wrote an article entitled “Wrongful Death: What Happened to Sandra Bland?” in which it was still unknown whether […]

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Leaders provide vision—not division

Leaders provide vision—not division

| December 30, 2015

By the Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr. NNPA News Wire Columnist Leaders provide vision. They help people understand where they are, how they got there and what they must do to go forward. They help calm nerves and strengthen courage. They are steady in times of trouble, inspiring in times of demoralization. Donald Trump’s reaction to […]

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Why are children less valuable than guns in America?

Why are children less valuable than guns in America?

| December 30, 2015

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA News Wire Columnist Three years after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn., where a lone 20-year-old gunman wielding an assault weapon snuffed out 26 child and teacher lives, our nation has done shamefully little to protect children instead of guns. This week more than ten thousand people […]

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Is Islamophobia the ‘acceptable’ racism of the 21st century?

Is Islamophobia the ‘acceptable’ racism of the 21st century?

| December 30, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist In the aftermath of the Paris massacre and, later, the San Bernardino massacre, I have found myself wondering about the responses that we are hearing in the media and on the streets. It goes beyond Donald Trump’s ridiculous suggestion of banning Muslims from the USA. There seems […]

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Senators respond to Joint Center diversity report

Senators respond to Joint Center diversity report

| December 30, 2015

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Contributing Writer Long before this month’s damning report from the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies that revealed a stunning lack of diversity among top staff in the U.S. Senate, Nevada Democratic Senator Harry Reid had formed a means to assist offices with identifying and hiring a more diverse […]

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