Opinion

Veterans, consumers of color often targeted for fraud

Veterans, consumers of color often targeted for fraud

| April 5, 2016

By Charlene Crowell NNPA News Wire Columnist Although the former Corinthian Colleges, once one of the nation’s largest for-profit colleges, closed its doors last year, many of the problems incurred by its former students persist. The now-defunct college is the only questionable actor among for-profit colleges. To date, investigations, and lawsuits have focused on a […]

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Trump’s hostile takeover of Republican Party

Trump’s hostile takeover of Republican Party

| April 5, 2016

By Raynard Jackson NNPA News Wire Columnist I have repeatedly heard many of the talking heads in Washington, D.C. and the Republican establishment accuses Donald Trump and his presidential campaign of engaging in a hostile takeover of the Republican Party. I agree with them. Having received my undergraduate degree from Oral Roberts University in tax […]

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From Mary Church Terrell to Barbara Lee: Black women in the peace movement

From Mary Church Terrell to Barbara Lee: Black women in the peace movement

| April 4, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA News Wire Columnist Some words seem rarely mentioned in this highly toxic political season. We’ve heard about bombs and walls, but very little about peace. One is almost tempted, when some of the candidates are speaking, to burst into song—give peace a chance. In this Women’s History Month, it makes sense […]

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Where is today’s Madam C.J. Walker?

Where is today’s Madam C.J. Walker?

| March 24, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA News Wire Columnist Women entrepreneurs have a powerful role model when they consider Madam C.J. Walker. One of our nation’s first female self-made millionaires, her story of combining herbs to develop and manufacture a hair pomade, of empowering tens of thousands of women as sales agents for her products, and of […]

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You have to understand why ‘Diamond’ and ‘Silk’ support Trump

You have to understand why ‘Diamond’ and ‘Silk’ support Trump

| March 22, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist I saw it on Facebook. These two black women at a Trump rally expressing their support for “The Donald.” I realized, once again, that there is a certain type of emotional naiveté that I possess when it comes to our people. I assume that in light of […]

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Low-income communities lose big with gambling expansion

Low-income communities lose big with gambling expansion

| March 18, 2016

By Clarence V. McKee, Esq. Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Westside Gazette In what is becoming an annual tradition in Florida, legislators are debating bills that could expand gambling in one or more parts of our state. This year, the feeding frenzy is over ratifying the proposed compact between the Seminole Tribe […]

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Blackonomics: Hypocrites, hucksters, histrionics, hype

Blackonomics: Hypocrites, hucksters, histrionics, hype

| March 16, 2016

By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist Aren’t you tired of the rap and clap sessions by political wannabees and their respective contingents? I know I am. The so-called “debates” are downright insulting and embarrassing, especially on the Republican side, reminiscent of a stand-up comedy show, or “throwing shade” as young folks say. Over on […]

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What I Learned from the Rise and Fall of the Black Panther Party

What I Learned from the Rise and Fall of the Black Panther Party

| March 15, 2016

By Harry C. Alford NNPA News Wire Columnist Oh yes, those were troubled times during the decades of the 1960s and 1970s. When Beyoncé gave tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the start of the Black Panther Movement, I thought, “She doesn’t know what she is celebrating.” A look back at the years of the […]

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This is why the GOP can’t win black votes without Trump

This is why the GOP can’t win black votes without Trump

| March 14, 2016

By Raynard Jackson NNPA News Wire Columnist The party establishment can’t fathom the thought of Trump being our nominee, despite him playing by the very rules that the establishment, who are trying to sabotage his campaign, created. Go figure. I am stunned that many in the establishment ran over each other to denounce Trump over […]

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Why aren’t we discussing voter suppression during an election year?

Why aren’t we discussing voter suppression during an election year?

| March 8, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist There are many peculiar things about the 2016 election cycle, but one of them is what is not being discussed. There are two items that immediately jump to mind and, believe it or not, they both have to do with elections. The first is, that in the […]

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