Opinion

This is why we have to invest in effective teachers

This is why we have to invest in effective teachers

| September 15, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) While millions of children (and teachers) welcome the call to go back to school in August and early September, all is not well in classrooms and school districts around the country. Even though every school district is not facing challenges, many urban school districts—where the majority of African American […]

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NNPA launches historic black voter turnout project for 2016 election

NNPA launches historic black voter turnout project for 2016 election

| September 14, 2016

By Benjamin Chavis (President and CEO of the NNPA) The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) proudly asserts that, “We are the authentic voice of Black America.” We must use that voice as an urgent clarion call for a massive, historic and unprecedented black American voter turnout on Nov. 8, 2016 across the nation. Today, the […]

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The lesser of two evils not a viable moral political option

The lesser of two evils not a viable moral political option

| September 13, 2016

By Ky Milton Special to Frost Illustrated Ever since I can remember I’ve been intrigued by politics. One of my earliest memories dates back to sixth grade. I was a part of a project to get our school involved in the Bush vs. Gore election. I became mesmerized with the order of government. I was […]

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Black Republican surrogates like Pastor Mark Burns need permanent timeout

Black Republican surrogates like Pastor Mark Burns need permanent timeout

| September 12, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I am really getting fed up with the constant drumbeat of criticism of Donald Trump’s campaign, especially the criticism coming from black Republicans. They seem to be willing to give President Obama, Hillary Clinton and our party’s leadership a pass, but when it comes to Trump, all of a […]

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It’s time for GOP to put veteran black Republicans back in game

It’s time for GOP to put veteran black Republicans back in game

| September 7, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Imagine the Chicago Bulls of the NBA during the early Michael Jordan years. He was their top draft pick in the 1984 NBA draft. Jordan’s early years were filled with many, lows before he experienced the joys of winning six NBA championships. During the Bulls’ down years, can […]

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Trump supporters think they’re on a reality show

Trump supporters think they’re on a reality show

| September 7, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. (NNPA Newswire Columnist) There is something that I have found particularly odd in this election season and there have been many things that have been odd. There have been consistent media reports of interviews with supporters of Republican nominee Donald Trump that indicate that many of them do not take seriously […]

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Hey, Donald, when was America great?

Hey, Donald, when was America great?

| September 6, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Our American exceptionalism allows us to shimmer, too fully in our greatness. We are the biggest and the baddest. We are the best armed and the most influential. We win the most Olympic medals and we have the most nuclear weapons. We are so great that we wave our […]

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Get out and vote!

Get out and vote!

| September 6, 2016

By Victor Zápari Special to El Mexicano and Frost Illustrated I would like to start y saying I try really hard to remain impartial while writing about politics. However, this article will be quite different from the norms that I have created in previous writings. The overall purpose of this article is to get people […]

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Why do black business struggle to grow?

Why do black business struggle to grow?

| September 6, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) The most recent data on minority-owned firms in the United States was collected in 2012 (and released at the end of 2015). It showed that the number of minority-owned firms rose from 5.8 million in 2007 to eight million in 2012. Hispanic-owned firms grew the most rapidly—by 46 percent […]

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Enhancing black-owned newspapers in the age of social media

Enhancing black-owned newspapers in the age of social media

| August 24, 2016

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. (President and CEO of the NNPA) The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) salutes the first class of the Discover the Unexpected (DTU) NNPA Journalism Fellowship program and congratulates the students on taking the next successful step in their professional careers. The NNPA and Chevrolet offered students from the Howard University […]

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