Opinion

Blackonomics: Business owners, take care of your business

Blackonomics: Business owners, take care of your business

| January 19, 2017

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I hear it all the time. “I patronized a Black-owned business and was treated terribly.” How about this one? “I went to that Black restaurant and the service was bad, the food was cold, and the staff was discourteous and very slow.” And the grand-daddy of them all: “I […]

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Trumpism, white tribalism cannot prevail

Trumpism, white tribalism cannot prevail

| January 18, 2017

By Askia Muhammad (The Washington Informer/NNPA Member) On the eve of the new Trump era of leadership, danger lurks. Emboldened by Trump’s win and a series of stunning other victories in recent elections by the “alt-right,” tea party, conservative and ultra-conservative movements, in this country and in Europe, white tribalists are openly advocating the most […]

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If Donald Trump is serious about fighting terrorism, he should try rgistering white nationalists

If Donald Trump is serious about fighting terrorism, he should try rgistering white nationalists

| December 13, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I have been trying to figure out how there can be any discussion of registering Muslims due to alleged national security concerns, when it is documented that the major source of terrorism in the United States since 9/11 has been white supremacists groups. The Southern Poverty Law Center […]

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New York AG, CFPB join forces to fight illegal national debt collection scheme

New York AG, CFPB join forces to fight illegal national debt collection scheme

| December 10, 2016

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) A new federal lawsuit alleges that since at least 2009, two major players in the debt collection industry have illegally operated, harassed, threatened and deceived millions of consumers across the country—often for debts that were either inflated or not even owed. The scheme based in Buffalo, New York, also […]

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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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