Opinion

NAACP identity erased from local Chalk Walk

NAACP identity erased from local Chalk Walk

| July 24, 2014

By Chasiti Fall “If you don’t know where you have been you are not able to recognize where you are and definitely do not see where you are going.”—Dexterity 7 FORT WAYNE—The city was in a festive mood last week with lots of activities during the Summit City’s renowned Three Rivers Festival as well as […]

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GOP’s impeachment gambit

GOP’s impeachment gambit

| July 24, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Those who’ve found it difficult to connect with the racial history of post-Civil War America–when black Americans were stripped of the citizenship rights they gained right after that conflict–should pay special attention to the national political arena now. Because the conservative movement, in its desperate mania to destroy Barack […]

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The state of Black Euphoria

The state of Black Euphoria

| July 23, 2014

By James Clingman Blackonomics NNPA Columnist How amazing it is that black people in this nation, collectively, are the worst off but yet the most comical, entertaining, ostentatious, and self-defeating of all other groups.  It is striking how, in spite of all the negative aspects of our lives, we spend a great deal of our […]

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Some harsh truths behind the immigration debate

Some harsh truths behind the immigration debate

| July 22, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Politics are as American as apple pie. We expect any United States Congress and any U.S. president to engage in politics, reading the pulse of voters, in most cases, before making decisions or setting policy. However, there are situations so crucial and potentially counterproductive that politics must take a back seat for the […]

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Republicans’ selective memory on Executive Orders

Republicans’ selective memory on Executive Orders

| July 18, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, arguably the most overrated U.S. president in history, there they go again. They, of course, are Republicans in the House of Representatives. And they are going after President Obama yet again, this time over his use of executive orders, presidential directives that have been issued […]

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Supreme Court seeks to gut labor unions

Supreme Court seeks to gut labor unions

| July 17, 2014

By Bill Fletcher NNPA Columnist The Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Harris vs. Quinn essentially means that personal care attendants who are represented by a union do not need to pay a service fee that would cover the cost of representing and advocating on their behalf.  The Supreme Court’s conservative majority justified this […]

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The Supreme Court’s ‘religious freedom’ scam

The Supreme Court’s ‘religious freedom’ scam

| July 16, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions that the Court’s conservative majority and the larger conservative movement pretended were about “religious freedom.” In the one case, involving the Hobby Lobby chain of craft stores and the Conestoga Wagon Specialties company, which makes wood cabinets, the majority ruled […]

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Democrats ‘ain’t loyal’

Democrats ‘ain’t loyal’

| July 15, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The Rev. Jamal Bryant of Baltimore was widely criticized recently for quoting a line from a popular Chris Brown’s song: “Hoes Ain’t Loyal.”  Bryant could have avoided controversy—and been on point—if he had instead said, “Democrats ain’t loyal.” They ain’t, to borrow the vernacular. Although people of color comprised […]

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Right-wing gets it wrong on Mississippi

Right-wing gets it wrong on Mississippi

| July 12, 2014

White conservatives upset blacks voted Republican By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist If you ever doubted that conservatives were sore losers, the recent Senate election in Mississippi should remove all doubt. After complaining for a half century about blacks not voting  for Republicans, African Americans did just that in the GOP runoff between incumbent Senator […]

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GOP’s reverse ‘Southern Strategy’

GOP’s reverse ‘Southern Strategy’

| July 12, 2014

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist Last week’s election results infuriated me and not for the reasons you might suspect.  My anger has less to do with the outcomes of the various elections, but more to do with the means of getting to the outcome. The most watched election of this year was the Mississippi Senate […]

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