Opinion

Trump favors constructing police state

Trump favors constructing police state

| August 27, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist At bottom, the plan of Donald Trump, the GOP’s political playboy, to “solve” America’s crisis of undocumented Latino immigration is really quite simple: Turn the U.S. into a police state. Of course, Trump and his supporters, and the rest of the GOP presidency-seekers who are following, sheep-like, in his […]

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black lives have always mattered

black lives have always mattered

| August 25, 2015

© omowale-ketu oladuwa   power refers to the ability to do, the ability to be, the ability to prevail. beingness and aliveness originate with power. to be powerless is to be will-less, impotent and lifeless; without effect or influence; to be nothing, of no account. ––amos wilson   nothing the european mind ever devised was […]

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GOP’s raging intra-party war

GOP’s raging intra-party war

| August 20, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The Aug. 6, Fox News-sponsored, two-tiered debate of the GOP presidential primary candidates has shown anew the Republican Party continuing to explore different ways a political party can self-destruct. Two developments of last week have underscored that the GOP’s raging intra-party war and identity crisis is more serious than […]

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Celebrating the life of Marcus Garvey

Celebrating the life of Marcus Garvey

| August 20, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Happy Birthday, Marcus Garvey! This is not a history lesson; it is simply about homage, recognition, and appreciation of a black man who loved his people so much that he sacrificed beyond what most of us would say is reasonable. Marcus Garvey cared so much about his people that he […]

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Julian Bond: A dedicated life of service

Julian Bond: A dedicated life of service

| August 19, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Horace Julian Bond was born Jan. 14, 1940 in Nashville, Tenn., into a family of privilege. His father, Horace Mann Bond, was a noted educator who served as president of Fort Valley State University in Georgia, where such notables as W.E.B. DuBois and Paul Robeson were frequent guests. During […]

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Trump’s trump card: The conservative mob

Trump’s trump card: The conservative mob

| August 19, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The fate of the Republican Party’s presidential sweepstakes at the moment is being controlled by two political Frankensteins—both of them of the GOP’s own creation. One, of course, is Donald Trump, the wealthy demagogue who is leading the crowded GOP primary field precisely because he doesn’t have any “platform” […]

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Black lives should matter to black killers, too

Black lives should matter to black killers, too

| August 18, 2015

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist I applaud the Black Lives Matter Movement for renewing attention on police violence against blacks, an issue that is old as the republic—for black lives do matter. And black lives should always matter—even when the killers are not hyper-aggressive cops, white supremacists or other emblems of oppression. In 2011, the […]

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Republicans ignore anniversary of Voting Rights Act

Republicans ignore anniversary of Voting Rights Act

| August 18, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act fell on the same day that Fox News hosted two Republican presidential debates (Aug. 6). But, the landmark legislation was never mentioned by the questioners nor the candidates. And, we know why. Under the headline, “What Media Need to […]

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Blacks also failed Sandra Bland

Blacks also failed Sandra Bland

| August 10, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Sandra Bland is dead. While many are concentrating on “how” she died, we must also face the reality of “why” she died. All of the circumstances surrounding her death notwithstanding, Sandra is still dead. I cannot help but think that along the three-day period from her arrest to her final […]

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Candid Camera: The real life version

Candid Camera: The real life version

| August 8, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The videos are becoming more and more difficult to watch, aren’t they? But it’s not because we’ve become inured to the violence they show. It’s because the more we watch, the more we’re shocked by what we see. We watch Eric Garner, surrounded by people who take no action […]

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