Opinion

Racism, bigotry doing well in Republican Party

Racism, bigotry doing well in Republican Party

| January 4, 2016

By Roger Caldwell NNPA News Wire Columnist As the 2016 election heats up, there is something wrong in a party when the candidates don’t want to operate with political correctness. In this election cycle, the Republican candidates have decided to think and behave as an outsider. By acting as an outsider, they are not obligated […]

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Open expressions of racism

Open expressions of racism

| January 4, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist The other day, a friend of mine, after hearing the latest rants by presidential candidate Donald Trump, asked whether we are better off with open expressions of racism than having such expressions silenced. I found the question quite interesting and provocative. It spoke to the nature of […]

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Beyond the Rhetoric: Back to basics—section 3 of the HUD Act

Beyond the Rhetoric: Back to basics—section 3 of the HUD Act

| January 4, 2016

By Harry C. Alford NNPA News Wire Columnist Billions of dollars and thousands of jobs have passed us by due to the noncompliance of Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act by each and every HUD Administration since the beginning of the program in 1968. There is too much resistance from the […]

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Leaders provide vision—not division

Leaders provide vision—not division

| December 30, 2015

By the Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr. NNPA News Wire Columnist Leaders provide vision. They help people understand where they are, how they got there and what they must do to go forward. They help calm nerves and strengthen courage. They are steady in times of trouble, inspiring in times of demoralization. Donald Trump’s reaction to […]

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Why are children less valuable than guns in America?

Why are children less valuable than guns in America?

| December 30, 2015

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA News Wire Columnist Three years after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn., where a lone 20-year-old gunman wielding an assault weapon snuffed out 26 child and teacher lives, our nation has done shamefully little to protect children instead of guns. This week more than ten thousand people […]

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Is Islamophobia the ‘acceptable’ racism of the 21st century?

Is Islamophobia the ‘acceptable’ racism of the 21st century?

| December 30, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist In the aftermath of the Paris massacre and, later, the San Bernardino massacre, I have found myself wondering about the responses that we are hearing in the media and on the streets. It goes beyond Donald Trump’s ridiculous suggestion of banning Muslims from the USA. There seems […]

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No more chicken dinners—we need policy

No more chicken dinners—we need policy

| December 28, 2015

By Jeffrey L. Boney Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Houston Forward Times It happens every year. Yard signs infiltrate our neighborhoods and litter our streets, placed by campaign operatives, hoping you not only familiarize yourself with their respective political candidate, but translate that familiarity into a cast vote for that candidate. Familiarity […]

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Three wise men, a mom and a manger

Three wise men, a mom and a manger

| December 28, 2015

By Armstrong Williams NNPA News Wire Columnist The days before Thanksgiving this year, a young mother left her newborn baby boy (umbilical cord intact) swaddled in a manger that was part of the nativity scene at Holy Child Jesus Church, a Catholic congregation located in the Richmond Hill neighborhood of Queens New York. This is […]

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Blackonomics: Stop wasting your tax refund

Blackonomics: Stop wasting your tax refund

| December 22, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist As we talk about what to do and not do with our dollars during the holiday season, retailers are eagerly awaiting and preparing for another way to get your money. After the “after Christmas” sales, furniture stores, electronics outlets, car dealers, and anyone else with something to sell […]

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia defends racism from bench

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia defends racism from bench

| December 22, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA News Wire Columnist On the same day that President Barack Obama gave a stirring and historically grounded commemoration regarding the 150th anniversary of the passage of the 13th Amendment, the one that “abolished” slavery, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia chose to disregard tenets of equality and opportunity from the bench during […]

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