Opinion

In Selma, Obama proved that he is ‘black enough’

In Selma, Obama proved that he is ‘black enough’

| March 11, 2015

Click here to watch video of the president’s speech. Click here to read the full text of the president’s speech. By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief SELMA, Ala.–Throughout his campaign for the presidency, Barack Obama was dogged by one question: Is he black enough? The question was repeated so often that after showing up late for […]

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The GOP’s ‘acting-the-fool’ dynamic

The GOP’s ‘acting-the-fool’ dynamic

| March 9, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Among the formal definitions for “acting the fool” are: one who is deficient in judgment, sense or understanding. Perhaps the dictionaries should add a new one: today’s Republican Party February was a great month for those who think the GOP has become a dustbin of ideological extremists with no […]

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Democrats still searching for winning formula

Democrats still searching for winning formula

| March 9, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel just got spanked. Despite a campaign war chest of more than $15 million and the support of President Barack Obama, the former congressman and White House chief of staff could not avoid a runoff in the non-partisan election. Garnering 45 percent of the vote to runner-up […]

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Tax Increment Financing offers job growth opportunities

Tax Increment Financing offers job growth opportunities

| March 7, 2015

By Mitch HarperSpecial to Frost IllustratedHow do you get people who need jobs to the employers who need workers?In the 1950s and 1960s transportation planning, it was commonly accepted that most cities exhibited a classic spokes and wheel pattern.  That is, factories and offices and the jobs those held, were largely in the center of […]

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The ‘Freedom Riders’ of Australia

The ‘Freedom Riders’ of Australia

| March 5, 2015

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist One day in late February 1965, an interracial group of 29 university students rode into a small, segregated town looking to make trouble. For in this community, people of color were served last at stores, forced to sit in the front row at theaters and forbidden to swim in public […]

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Cherishing history that’s in your attic

Cherishing history that’s in your attic

| March 5, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist We gather together this month to lift up the names that have been frequently lifted, to call the roll of those African Americans who have made a difference. While some names are the tried and true names of important leaders, we need to pay as much attention to the legacies […]

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UN honors people of African descent

UN honors people of African descent

| March 5, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist It is important for all people of African descent throughout the world to be ever conscious and aware of how our quality of life is improving. In fact, as the current global debate over the impact of world population increases, all people should be aware of the future […]

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50 years of economic futility

50 years of economic futility

| March 5, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist During the 50-year period from 1963 (“I have a dream!”) to 2013, black people have been on a virtual economic treadmill. Our relative economic position has not changed; our unemployment rate has consistently been twice as high as the white unemployment rate, which was five percent for whites and 10.9 […]

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Facing America’s lynching frenzy

Facing America’s lynching frenzy

| March 4, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist We live in an era when humankind seems awash in war-driven atrocities. Men, and in some instances, boys–for this is, overwhelmingly, a matter of the sins of males–who once lived within the boundaries of decency have dedicated themselves to committing crimes of shocking depravity. Whether driven by tricked-up political […]

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(Black) Women’s History Month: Overlooked achievements

(Black) Women’s History Month: Overlooked achievements

| March 4, 2015

Editor’s note: The following piece by NNPA columnist Julianne Malveaux was written for Women’s History Month 2014. Given its timeliness and pointed commentary on how the history of black women in the U.S. typically goes unnoticed, we pulled Sister Malveaux’s essay from the NNPA archives to share with Frost Illustrated readers for this Women’s History […]

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