Opinion

Black America’s resilience will keep us struggling forward

Black America’s resilience will keep us struggling forward

| December 1, 2016

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., President and CEO of the NNPA Nobody said that the road to freedom, justice and equality would be easy. In the wake of the results of the national elections across the United States, it is crystal clear that the aspirations, hopes and dreams of 47 million black Americans are neither […]

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Election won’t change anything until we vote with our wallets

Election won’t change anything until we vote with our wallets

| December 1, 2016

By Jim Clingman (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) By the time you read this, I trust you will have wiped away the slime and the grunge, regurgitated a few times, taken a good bath or shower, relentlessly scrubbed the stench from your bodies, and maybe even found it necessary to delouse, because the dirty, filthy, hateful, […]

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What you need to know about the NAACP’s war on charter schools

What you need to know about the NAACP’s war on charter schools

| November 22, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) The call for a moratorium on charter schools by the NAACP is a case of “Throwing the baby out with the bath water.” While most black folks are concentrating on Hillary and Donald, the largest and oldest “Colored” organization approved an internal resolution calling for a halt to the […]

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Here’s to the beautiful people on the southside of town

Here’s to the beautiful people on the southside of town

| November 4, 2016

By Victor Zápari Special to El Mexicano and Frost Illustrated Today was an interesting day to say the least—Nov. 2, 2016. A friend and I were on our way to take my dog Rucky on his daily walk at Foster Park. However, that didn’t happen because my car ran out of oil randomly as we […]

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Despite GOP’s epic failure to reach black voters, I’m still voting for Trump

Despite GOP’s epic failure to reach black voters, I’m still voting for Trump

| October 31, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) What the hell is going on with blacks in this Republican Party? My phone has been ringing off the hook since last week with people from across the country asking me to explain the unexplainable. Memo to my readers: I DON’T WORK FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. But, it seems […]

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Four things President Obama can do to help black folks in his last 100 days

Four things President Obama can do to help black folks in his last 100 days

| October 21, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) The countdown to President Obama’s last one hundred days began on Oct. 13. Already, the president has committed to spending his waning days in office by campaigning for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president. Indeed, he has put his legacy on the line, telling black people at his […]

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Farming key to economic growth in Black Community

Farming key to economic growth in Black Community

| October 20, 2016

By Armstrong Williams (NNPA Newswire Columnist) It is clear that it when it comes to jumpstarting the economy, generating jobs and wealth for the average American, we are in quite a fix. After coming out of the Great Recession, the economy is experiencing anemic growth rate of around one percent, and labor force participation is […]

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This is why increasing diversity in healthcare is essential for the Black Community

This is why increasing diversity in healthcare is essential for the Black Community

| October 19, 2016

By Dr. Patricia Maryland (NNPA Newswire Guest Columnist) Diversity is good for communities, companies and our nation. A plurality of viewpoints, experiences and beliefs has the potential to foster both understanding and innovation. And in the healthcare field, the need for diversity is evident every day. Providers in the U.S. serve people from all walks […]

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Updated: Republicans willing to dance with devil to win White House

Updated: Republicans willing to dance with devil to win White House

| October 18, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) is anticipating a Trump win in November. Or, at least, he is preparing for it. He says that if Republicans hold sway in the White House, the House and the Senate, he plans to use budget reconciliation to repeal the Patient Protection […]

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White acceptance will never lead to wealth in Black Community

White acceptance will never lead to wealth in Black Community

| October 18, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Black folks in America have been so successfully programmed that many of us are still psychologically enslaved to the point that we truly believe we have “made it” when we have reached a certain financial plateau or when we have attained a certain position or title. Far too many […]

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