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Blackonomics: Business owners, take care of your business

Blackonomics: Business owners, take care of your business

| January 19, 2017

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I hear it all the time. “I patronized a Black-owned business and was treated terribly.” How about this one? “I went to that Black restaurant and the service was bad, the food was cold, and the staff was discourteous and very slow.” And the grand-daddy of them all: “I […]

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Trumpism, white tribalism cannot prevail

Trumpism, white tribalism cannot prevail

| January 18, 2017

By Askia Muhammad (The Washington Informer/NNPA Member) On the eve of the new Trump era of leadership, danger lurks. Emboldened by Trump’s win and a series of stunning other victories in recent elections by the “alt-right,” tea party, conservative and ultra-conservative movements, in this country and in Europe, white tribalists are openly advocating the most […]

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As President Obama departs, we owe him our thanks

As President Obama departs, we owe him our thanks

| January 18, 2017

By Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr. (President and Founder/Rainbow PUSH Coalition) The final days of the Obama presidency are upon us. His popularity is rising with the economy, and with the increasingly stark contrasts to his successor. It is worth being clear about the legacy that he leaves behind. Obama came to office facing the worst […]

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Foreign influence and integrity of America’s democracy

Foreign influence and integrity of America’s democracy

| January 12, 2017

By Marc H. Morial (President and CEO/National Urban League) “Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence (I conjure you to believe me, fellow-citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake, since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government…The great rule of […]

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Trump fills cabinet quota with token HUD pick

Trump fills cabinet quota with token HUD pick

| December 20, 2016

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) In 1984, at age 33, Ben Carson became the youngest chief of pediatric neurosurgery at John Hopkins Hospital. He pioneered a number of neurosurgical procedures and was even awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2008. Carson is a skilled neurosurgeon and has earned a number of accolades […]

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Despite haters, Black Santa thrives at Mall of America

Despite haters, Black Santa thrives at Mall of America

| December 20, 2016

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Many white Americans cling to the notion that major religious and cultural figures are and have been represented as Caucasian, according to one professor when asked about the controversy surrounding the Black Santa Claus at the Mall of America in Minneapolis. “When this reality is disrupted, as in […]

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Black community shocked by Michael Slager mistrial

Black community shocked by Michael Slager mistrial

| December 14, 2016

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Last week, the nation was shocked to learn that the jury for the trial of Michael Slager, the North Charleston police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black motorist as he jogged away from a traffic stop in 2015, could not agree on a murder or manslaughter […]

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Black celebrities, athletes say ‘give Trump a chance’

Black celebrities, athletes say ‘give Trump a chance’

| December 14, 2016

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Several prominent African Americans and celebrities said that they supported President-Elect Donald Trump. Some even voted for him. Among the more well-known black celebrities are rap superstar Kanye West and Jackson family patriarch Joseph Jackson. Now, other popular and respected African American celebrities, including BET Founder Bob Johnson, […]

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If Donald Trump is serious about fighting terrorism, he should try rgistering white nationalists

If Donald Trump is serious about fighting terrorism, he should try rgistering white nationalists

| December 13, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I have been trying to figure out how there can be any discussion of registering Muslims due to alleged national security concerns, when it is documented that the major source of terrorism in the United States since 9/11 has been white supremacists groups. The Southern Poverty Law Center […]

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Former pro baseball player Omar Washington training black youth for big leagues

Former pro baseball player Omar Washington training black youth for big leagues

| December 11, 2016

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Omar Washington, a former professional baseball player with the Philadelphia Phillies and the Boston Red Sox, is on a mission to increase minority participation in Major League Baseball. It wasn’t long ago that comedian and actor Chris Rock referred to African American baseball fans as an endangered species, […]

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