Opinion

Banks are now robbing people

Banks are now robbing people

| October 21, 2014

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Remember the old movies where the outlaws robbed banks for a living, or the gangsters did “bank jobs” as they moved from town to town?  Noted bank robber, Willie “The Actor” Sutton is said to have responded to the question, “Why do you rob banks?” by replying, “Because that’s where […]

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Ebola’s other consequence: Conservative fear-mongering

Ebola’s other consequence: Conservative fear-mongering

| October 19, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The world is rightly on edge over the latest appearance of the lethal Ebola virus. President Obama has committed American troops and millions of American dollars to help those countries in West Africa where it threatens to reach epidemic levels. The diagnosis two weeks ago that Thomas Duncan, a […]

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Hillary versus Ben Carson in 2016

Hillary versus Ben Carson in 2016

| October 17, 2014

  By James Clingman NNPA Columnist I know you political junkies are on the edge of your seats now that Dr. Ben Carson has said he will likely run for president. I have been waiting to see what black folks will do when President Obama leaves office. Well, we are about to find out now, […]

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Jordan Davis’ killer to be jailed for life

Jordan Davis’ killer to be jailed for life

| October 16, 2014

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist Justice for 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who was murdered by Michael Dunn in Jacksonville, Fla. on Nov. 23, 2012 in a dispute over loud music has not come without a struggle. A jury in the Duval County Court recently found Michael Dunn guilty of first-degree murder in the tragic, […]

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Blacks expect more from hip hop artists

Blacks expect more from hip hop artists

| October 16, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—In the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., members of the black community and independent artists continue to call on mainstream rappers and entertainers to use their visibility to speak out against police brutality affecting young, black males. Nearly […]

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Ebola case in Dallas

Ebola case in Dallas

| October 14, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Amid heightened concern in the U.S. about the ferocious Ebola disease, two prominent Republican officeholders recently seized upon the proper concern over a Liberian national in Dallas testing positive for the virulent disease as a chance to show they think the GOP’s political cesspool has no bottom. Both Senator […]

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Holder’s legacy: No coward on race

Holder’s legacy: No coward on race

| October 9, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist After being confirmed as the nation’s first African American U.S. attorney general, Eric H. Holder Jr. wasted little time putting everyone on notice that he would not tip-toe around the volatile subject of race. “Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things […]

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NFL case sparks debate on spanking

NFL case sparks debate on spanking

| October 8, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–As the NFL’s 2014 season warms up, Minnesota Vikings running back, Adrian Peterson, prepares to face charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child. A week prior, news surfaced that he had spanked his four-year-old son with a switch, resulting in major bruises and lacerations on his legs, […]

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Two faces of racism

Two faces of racism

| October 8, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist What was Alessandra Stanley, the longtime television critic of the New York Times, thinking that caused her in that now-infamous article to mis-label Shonda Rhimes, the television hit maker, as the paragon of the “Angry Black Woman” and traffick in the most misguided attitudes about black artists, black women […]

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Breaking white silence on racism

Breaking white silence on racism

| October 7, 2014

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnists On Sept. 15, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka did something quite fascinating. He spoke to a labor audience in St. Louis about race and racism. What was particularly noteworthy is that he was not speaking to a largely black or Latino audience. [To hear and see the speech, go to: […]

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