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Blackonomics: It’s time to give our money marching orders

Blackonomics: It’s time to give our money marching orders

| February 4, 2017

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) In April 2005, I wrote an article titled, “Billion Dollar March,” at the behest of “The Ice Supreme Man” Ashiki Taylor in Atlanta. The article was in reference to our penchant for marching when we are upset, and then going home to sit down and wait for another crisis. […]

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Fox &  Friends co-hosts apparently writing new version of Bible

Fox & Friends co-hosts apparently writing new version of Bible

| February 2, 2017

Some folks are racing to serve the devil   A Frost Illustrated Commentary “Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, ‘Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the […]

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Enough is enough: A call for ecomic boycott of North Carolina

Enough is enough: A call for ecomic boycott of North Carolina

| February 2, 2017

By The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II (President/North Carolina NAACP) In recent years, since extremists took over the GOP in North Carolina, my home state has gained a worldwide reputation for intolerance and bigoted narrow-mindedness. Controlling all three branches of state government since 2012, they have remade the Old North State in an image […]

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No, Americans are not exceptional, we’re just average

No, Americans are not exceptional, we’re just average

| February 2, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) In the United States of America, we love to bask in the glory of our “exceptionalism.” We are great; we are wonderful; we dominate the world. Scholars who study “us” say that our exceptionalism is rooted in the fact that we have offered leadership in international affairs. We have […]

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Sore loser liberals turn to attacking Trump’s cabinet picks

Sore loser liberals turn to attacking Trump’s cabinet picks

| February 1, 2017

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Blacks voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton. Republicans engaged in voter suppression tactics nationwide. Clinton won the popular vote. Trump’s chief strategist and senior counselor Steve Bannon is a bigot. Senator Jeff Sessions, Trump’s pick for Attorney General, is a racist. These are all Democratic talking points describing all things […]

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Civil rights groups furious in opposition to Jeff Sessions nod for U.S. attorney general

Civil rights groups furious in opposition to Jeff Sessions nod for U.S. attorney general

| February 1, 2017

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) The first sentence from the statement by Color of Change Executive Director Rashad Robinson that was released hours after the news broke that President-Elect Donald Trump had chosen the Alabama Senator as his Attorney General said it all. “There’s no other way to say it: Jeff Sessions is […]

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Fox host, St. Louis police group want teen’s artwork remove from U.S. Capitol

Fox host, St. Louis police group want teen’s artwork remove from U.S. Capitol

| February 1, 2017

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) On Dece. 29, Fox News personality Eric Bolling spoke out against a painting by a high school artist and constituent of Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.), who represents greater St. Louis and the city of Ferguson, Missouri. “I’m saying to the three million people out there right now. Call […]

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An open letter to ‘US’

An open letter to ‘US’

| February 1, 2017

Rap/hip hop star T.I. pens letter of consciousness to community By Tip “T.I.” Harris (Founder, Grand Hustle) As I write this letter, I can’t help but express my frustration and concern for “US.” I also can’t help, but question my contribution to the status of where we are. I understand that I, too, have been […]

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Yes we did: Obama rallies all Americans in farewell speech

Yes we did: Obama rallies all Americans in farewell speech

| February 1, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) “Yes, we did!” Those were the words that Barack Hussein Obama ended his farewell speech to America on Tuesday, eight years after he won the presidency, campaigning on the slogan, “Yes, we can!” For nearly an hour, the nation’s 44th Commander-In-Chief reminded everyone that history will not only […]

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President Obama says farewell, not goodbye

President Obama says farewell, not goodbye

| January 31, 2017

By Mary L. Datcher (Chicago Defender/NNPA Member) On Tuesday, Jan. 10 the world set eyes on Chicago, and this time it wasn’t about the discussion of the latest homicide stats or a family member being lost violently to gunfire. This time is all about President Barack Obama returning to the town where his political career […]

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