Opinion

United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black statement in response to Ferguson grand jury

United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black statement in response to Ferguson grand jury

| December 10, 2014

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: In the months that have passed since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown last August, the attention of the nation on Ferguson, Missouri, has sharpened the reality that racism still exists in our country and is as deadly as ever.  Our prayers for justice have been fervent but the […]

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Recycling failed education policies

Recycling failed education policies

| December 10, 2014

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander will likely become chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Though he has yet to be elected by his Republican peers, he has given several interviews that indicate how he would change the way educational services are delivered in our country. For all […]

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Statement from Jonathan C. Ray, president and CEO of the Fort Wayne Urban League regarding the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision

Statement from Jonathan C. Ray, president and CEO of the Fort Wayne Urban League regarding the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision

| November 27, 2014

Nov. 26, 2014 The killing of Michael Brown will forever leave a void in the hearts and lives of his parents, family and friends, who lost a son and loved one much too soon. His killing and the decision to not indict Officer Wilson are painful reminders of the criminal justice disparities. A grand jury […]

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Midterm election lies and consequences

Midterm election lies and consequences

| November 26, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist One source of the widespread losses the Democratic Party suffered this month in the midterm elections can be traced to the Ebola crisis that began claiming numerous victims across the U.S. last month—a crisis many attributed to the managerial incompetence of President Obama for not preventing the disease’s appearance […]

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‘Friends’ desert Bill Cosby when he needs them most

‘Friends’ desert Bill Cosby when he needs them most

| November 26, 2014

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist “Hey, hey, hey (in my best Fat Albert’s voice), please listen to what I have to say. My friend Bill Cosby is in trouble today.” Even Fat Albert knows Bill Cosby is getting a raw deal. As a public relations/crisis management professional, I have worked with some of the biggest […]

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Sweet home Alabama

Sweet home Alabama

| November 25, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist It’s been almost 50 years since I lived in Tuscaloosa, Ala. I go back from time to time, but not much after Mama moved to Cleveland about 35 years ago and later to Augusta, Ga. Except for a couple of cousins, all of my relatives have either died or […]

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Why blacks should support immigration reform

Why blacks should support immigration reform

| November 25, 2014

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist As I watched President Barack Obama address the nation on his “controversial” Executive Order on immigration reform, I was reminded of the evening that I was inside Riverside Church in New York City on April 4, 1967 when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr gave his courageous sermon in […]

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Republicans can make headway with blacks

Republicans can make headway with blacks

| November 24, 2014

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist Last week’s midterm elections were historic.  Republicans regained control of the U.S. Senate, increased their majority in the House, and expanded their majority among governors.  While these gains were historic and impressive, there was a bigger story that no one is talking about. According to early polling figures, black participation […]

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We need a President of Black America

We need a President of Black America

| November 21, 2014

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist After the “Tuesday Evening Massacre” of  the Elephants over the Donkeys, in January 2009, I wrote an article that warned about our being complacent and resting on the mere fact that we had elected a black president.  I suggested that we should get busy right away doing the commensurate work […]

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The question black conservatives always avoid

The question black conservatives always avoid

| November 21, 2014

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist Like everyone else, I am processing the November election results.  I will write more about that later, but there was a radio exchange that I heard the night prior to the election that really got me thinking. On my way home from Baltimore, where I had been doing some […]

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