Opinion

America’s policy toward Cuba never made sense

America’s policy toward Cuba never made sense

| January 8, 2015

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist President Obama’s decision to restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba, following 18 months of secret talks, is one of the smartest decisions he’s made as president. Obama announced recently that the U.S. will open an embassy in Havana for the first time in more than 50 years, symbolizing the end […]

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Blacks should support normalizing relations with Cuba

Blacks should support normalizing relations with Cuba

| January 8, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist President Obama’s historic announcement that the U.S. is restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba, after more than five decades of strategic political and military opposition, is today resonating positively throughout Black America. It is in the economic, cultural and political interests of 42.7 million black Americans across the U.S. […]

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The content of Steve Scalise’s character

The content of Steve Scalise’s character

| January 7, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist There they go again! Just as the Republican Party is poised to take control of Congress, a key official’s actions and words remind us–just in time for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday–that it remains implacably hostile to what King represented and what the holiday stands for. Louisiana […]

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2014: Unfair and unbalanced media

2014: Unfair and unbalanced media

| January 7, 2015

Fox downplaying, ignoring white, right-wing cop killers By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Fox News, which mislabels itself as “fair and balanced,” was anything but in 2014, according to MediaMatters.org, the independent media watchdog group. The way that the right-wing network covered the deaths of police officers in 2014 is a case in point. “The […]

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Where’s ‘Black Justice’ in Fort Wayne?

Where’s ‘Black Justice’ in Fort Wayne?

| January 6, 2015

  By Eric D. Hackley In this instance, I am not questioning the absence of Justice for Black people in Fort Wayne, Indiana and America. I’m asking a question of, where’s the Brother who was holding the protest sign indicating the need for “Black Justice.” This gentleman had some very legitimate concerns that should be […]

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Innocent blacks, white cops—all lives are valuable

Innocent blacks, white cops—all lives are valuable

| January 6, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Rafael Ramos had been a school security guard before he joined the New York City Police Department two years ago. Ramos, 40, was married and had two children. The youngest child, Jaden, 13, fondly remembered his dad on Facebook and Twitter, describing his dad as “the best father I could […]

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Cincinnati N.A.A.C.P.—’Negroes Are Acting like Crazy People’

Cincinnati N.A.A.C.P.—’Negroes Are Acting like Crazy People’

| December 23, 2014

 James Clingman NNPA Columnist Tennessee Williams said, “The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that is also a hypocrite.” I could not agree more, especially as it relates to what is currently underway in my hometown under the auspices of the NAACP. Collusion, dishonesty, inequity, intimidation and, yes, hypocrisy, abound within the […]

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Our 10-point plan for police accountability

Our 10-point plan for police accountability

| December 23, 2014

By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist “…a country’s conscience sometimes has to be triggered by some inconvenience, because I think a lot of people who saw the Eric Garner video are troubled, even if they haven’t had that same experience themselves, even if they’re not African American or Latino.”– President Barack Obama in an interview […]

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No law against such things

| December 22, 2014

By Linda Brooks Special to Frost Illustrated Ordinance 9729 is a city ordinance that criminalized homelessness. On Nov. 19, many of our homeless brothers’ and sisters’ civil rights were violated under 4th and the 14th Amend- ment. Eight or nine homeless citizens in Los Angeles California won a lawsuit on a decision made by the […]

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We need to use our black economic power

We need to use our black economic power

| December 21, 2014

By Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu Courtesy of National News Releases How can a group have more than three million people with college degrees be so under-developed economically? How can a people have more than 10,000 elected officials have so little economic power? Why do African Americans only spend three percent of their income with each other? […]

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