Opinion

Policing the police

Policing the police

| August 31, 2014

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Except for the Good Lord, everybody has someone or something to “check” him or her. Unfortunately, President Obama has an unresponsive Congress to check him, and Supreme Court to do the same. Elected officials are checked by voters (when they vote), and the Securities and Exchange Commission usually checks corporate […]

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Do we perpetuate black stereotypes?

Do we perpetuate black stereotypes?

| August 27, 2014

Raynard Jackson By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist Many African Americans feel like there has been an unofficial war declared on blacks, especially young black males. Just in the past month alone, there have been the police murders of Eric Garner (Staten Island, N.Y.), Ezell Ford (Los Angeles) and Michael Brown (Ferguson, Mo.). Each of these […]

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Black Americans’ threat from whites wearing badges

Black Americans’ threat from whites wearing badges

| August 27, 2014

Lee A. Daniels By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The disjointed, gap-laden manner in which Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Thomas Jackson revealed the name of the police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown to death–all the while alleging that Brown had robbed a convenience store a short time before their encounter–should convince any thinking person […]

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Cops kill at least two blacks each week

Cops kill at least two blacks each week

| August 26, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Occasionally, police officers behave in such as dastardly manner that it captures international attention. There was the 1997 famous video of four white LAPD officers taking turns clubbing and kicking Rodney King nearly beyond recognition after a high-speed automobile chase. In 1999, on the opposite coast, an unarmed, 23-year-old […]

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Boldy back to Africa

Boldy back to Africa

| August 22, 2014

By Brenda Robinson President Barack Obama, as with all U.S. Presidents, has had his share of critics. Some of the criticism was legitimate, some just politically necessary, and some just because he is black. Yet, of all the the things he did wrong, he certainly got some right. His position on the continent of Africa […]

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Who won the War on Poverty?

Who won the War on Poverty?

| August 22, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–President Ronald Reagan quipped: “In the ’60s we waged a war on poverty, and poverty won.” Did it? This month, 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity Act, effectively kicking off the War on Poverty, is a good time to answer that question. Today, […]

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Walking while black: Michael Brown, black men and white police officers

Walking while black: Michael Brown, black men and white police officers

| August 20, 2014

By Ishmael Sistrunk Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American I understand. Violence and looting have ripped apart North County since the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer. It was disheartening to watch as young children were ushered into stores through broken glass windows to grab free trinkets. […]

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Migrant Children: Innocent victims of the U.S. war on drugs

Migrant Children: Innocent victims of the U.S. war on drugs

| August 19, 2014

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist Bishop Minerva Carcaño, the Los Angeles Area Resident Bishop of the United Methodist Church, is acting with urgency. Along with more than 100 other religious leaders and activists, she was arrested for civil disobedience at the White House for protesting the deportation of the unaccompanied children crossing our border […]

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Taxpayers fund corporate tax avoiders

Taxpayers fund corporate tax avoiders

| August 14, 2014

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Last quarter’s rate of economic growth is good news, especially after the economy stalled, losing momentum in the first quarter of 2014. Many said it was an aberration, caused by bad weather, especially since economic growth in the last half of 2013 was more than three percent.  On the surface, […]

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Society still struggling with justice for victims of domestic violence

Society still struggling with justice for victims of domestic violence

| August 13, 2014

By Brenda Robinson When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the penalty for Baltimore Raven Ray Rice’s domestic violence infraction against his wife, men and women were outraged. Separate from the legal punishment, the NFL was expected to render a penalty. And, the NFL did. Rice was suspended for two games and fined $530,000. Was that […]

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