Opinion

Confederate statues fall, but economic racism lingers

Confederate statues fall, but economic racism lingers

| October 17, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Cheers to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, one of the first mayors to take Confederate statues down and to make the strong point that these statues represent nothing but oppression. You should check out the speech he delivered, in May, at MarketWatch.com. More cheers to Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh […]

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We need a values revolution in America

We need a values revolution in America

| October 17, 2017

Reclaiming our moral values, critiquing the so-called values voters summit By the Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II (President, Repairers of the Breach) 22 1-3 God’s orders: “Go to the royal palace and deliver this Message. Say, ‘Listen to what God says, O King of Judah, you who sit on David’s throne—you and your officials […]

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Hey, dope fiend, put that NFL crack pipe down

Hey, dope fiend, put that NFL crack pipe down

| October 17, 2017

By Jeffrey Boney (Houston Forward Times/NNPA Member) Hey, dope fiend? Yeah, I’m talking to you. Don’t look around. We need to have a serious talk about your addiction to the National Football League (NFL). The truth is that, consuming the NFL on all of its various platforms, is like a drug for many of us […]

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Don’t let oligarchs silence The Black Press

Don’t let oligarchs silence The Black Press

| October 16, 2017

By Akwasi Evans (NOKOA The Observer/NNPA Member) Have you missed us, lately? We had a lot of news we wanted to share with you, but we couldn’t afford to print it. Each week it gets harder both mentally and physically. This job used to be fun. I still enjoy the service and I love being […]

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American flag soaked in black blood

American flag soaked in black blood

| October 13, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I am not sure why the national anthem and the so-called American flag are part of our nation’s sports pageantry. Before 2009, while the national anthem was played, sports gladiators were not required to suit up, stand up, and put their hands to their hearts; and why should they? […]

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South Sudan has lot to offer world

South Sudan has lot to offer world

| October 12, 2017

By Bona Malwal (NNPA Newswire Guest Columnist) I am a native of Sudan and now of South Sudan, and I’ve held several positions inside and outside of the government of Sudan. America has always had a special place in my heart. Let me state clearly, that without the help and support of the United States […]

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Past time to address women’s pay gap

Past time to address women’s pay gap

| October 12, 2017

It is unfortunate that in the year 2017 we are still discussing equal pay for women, but, yet, here we are. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) just released its latest study, which breaks down the gender pay gap not only by state but also by congressional district. Indiana and the 3rd Congressional District (Fort […]

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Free speech and the racial divide in America

Free speech and the racial divide in America

| October 12, 2017

By S3 Thomas Tensions continue to rise over race in our great nation or has it always been there and it only recently has become a recognized cry in mainstream America? Could that be due to the fact that social awareness is more prevalent now than ever? Could it be that so many of today […]

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Do you know the difference between ‘real’ black Republicans and sellouts?

Do you know the difference between ‘real’ black Republicans and sellouts?

| October 10, 2017

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) One of my favorite movies of all-time is “Deep Cover,” starring Laurence Fishburne. The movie debuted in 1992. Fishburne plays Russell Stevens Jr., an undercover Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agent. During his initial interview with the DEA, Fishburne’s character was asked: “So, Officer Stevens, tell me, do you know […]

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We must take every opportunity to fight voter suppression

We must take every opportunity to fight voter suppression

| October 9, 2017

By Derrick Johnson (Interim President and CEO, NAACP) We all know the power of the vote. One person, one vote serves as the basic ethos and measurement of any democratic nation. Without true voter protection, integrity and universal access, America’s light on the hill dims. Since Shelby V. Holder dismantled the Voting Rights Act, many […]

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