Opinion

Is democracy overrated?

Is democracy overrated?

| April 4, 2015 | Reply

By Lekan OguntoyinboNNPA ColumnistLong before China and India became the economic wonders of Asia, there was Singapore, a small, diverse country with no natural resources that took the audacious step of breaking away from the Malaysian federation in 1965 to become an independent nation.Lee Kuan Yew, the new country’s founding father, knew that the odds […]

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Urban League report: Black America remains in crisis

Urban League report: Black America remains in crisis

| April 3, 2015 | Reply

Gains reported in some areas By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–When it comes to the equality in America, a new report by the National Urban League says that blacks are missing nearly 30 percent of the pie. The annual State of Black America (SOBA) report compared how well blacks were doing in […]

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Three black Republicans’ race to the bottom

Three black Republicans’ race to the bottom

| April 3, 2015 | Reply

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Recently, I wrote that today’s Republican Party is gripped by a severe problem—an acting-the-fool dynamic produced by their allegiance to crackpot-conservatism—that causes Republicans of high and low status to say or do things that range from the silly to the vicious. I concluded in part that because these things […]

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Between Barack and a hard place

Between Barack and a hard place

| April 3, 2015 | Reply

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist The experiment that featured a black man in the White House is on the downside now. Folks in the Obama administration are busy looking for their next job and jumping ship faster than rats. But, you can’t blame them; that’s the way it is in politics. You ride your horse […]

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Governor Pence: ‘Stay the course of religious freedom with discriminatory rights’

Governor Pence: ‘Stay the course of religious freedom with discriminatory rights’

| April 2, 2015 | 5 Replies

LETTER TO THE EDITOR—Dear Governor Pence, Don’t be afraid to discriminate against Ersatz (those that practice homosexual sex).

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Inclusiveness: Good for business, good for racial healing

Inclusiveness: Good for business, good for racial healing

| March 31, 2015 | Reply

Editor’s note: The following analysis by journalist, television producer and writer Eric Hackley is a followup to a previous interview Mr. Hackley conducted with Courtney Tritch, vice president of marketing for the NE Indiana Regional Partnership. Here, Mr. Hackley makes a case for making the partnership’s business plan more historically accurate and inclusive: Again, I […]

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March Madness: Race, sports, money

March Madness: Race, sports, money

| March 31, 2015 | Reply

By Everett L. Glenn NNPA Columnist The NCAA men’s basketball tournament, better known as “March Madness” is back. A total of 68 teams compete in a single-elimination game format highlighted by the “Sweet 16,” the “Elite 8” and the “Final Four” from which a champion is crowned. The 31 conference winners are awarded automatically berths. […]

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HRC to Governor Mike Pence:  No phony ‘clarifications’ of S.B. 101

HRC to Governor Mike Pence:  No phony ‘clarifications’ of S.B. 101

| March 30, 2015 | Reply

Courtesy of the Human Rights campaign WASHINGTON—In light of Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s appearance on ABC’s This Week to tamp down a national outcry over his decision to sign viciously anti-LGBT S.B. 101 last week, the Human Rights Campaign issued the following statement from HRC President Chad Griffin: “Governor Pence’s calls for a ‘clarification’ of […]

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#BlackGirlsMatter Right Here in America

| March 26, 2015

By Walter Fields NNPA Columnist Every morning, when I fix my teenage daughter breakfast and drop her off to school, she reminds me that #BlackGirlsMatter. Her journey has not been easy; made all the more difficult by an experience, beginning in middle school and persisting to high school, that threatened to crush her dreams by […]

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The Chicago reckoning

The Chicago reckoning

| March 24, 2015

By Jesse L. Jackson Sr. NNPA Columnist Why is Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a neck and neck run-off for re-election? He enjoys national press attention, advertises the endorsement of hometown favorite, President Obama, brandishes a $30 million-plus campaign war chest, largely funded by 100 or so major donors, and mobilizes wall-to-wall advertising and a […]

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