Opinion

Don’t forget Malcolm X in 50th anniversary celebrations

Don’t forget Malcolm X in 50th anniversary celebrations

| February 23, 2015

By Ron Daniels NNPA Columnist The 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the Selma to Montgomery March, and the passage of the historic Voting Rights Act of 1965 and Dr. Martin Luther King’s role in these events is correctly capturing the imagination of Black America. However, there is another set of events that should also receive […]

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When are we going to get tired of abuse?

When are we going to get tired of abuse?

| February 20, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist There comes a time in the course of human events for persons who have been mistreated to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with those who mistreat them. In the interest of self-respect and to claim the respect of others, after a long train of abuses, such persons […]

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#JustEnergy Freedom: Indiana NAACP offers truth about solar energy

#JustEnergy Freedom: Indiana NAACP offers truth about solar energy

| February 20, 2015

By Denise Abdul-Rahman The utility companies are marketing and promoting the bill HB 1320 and the “inequities” of non-distributed generation ratepayers (folks that don’t have solar) that are contributing to “subsidies” for distributed generation ratepayers (folks that have solar). When speaking with Bryan Bullock, an attorney and stark environmental advocate out of Northwest Indiana, he […]

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Malcolm X: Civil Rights Activist, Minister (1925–1965)

Malcolm X: Civil Rights Activist, Minister (1925–1965)

| February 19, 2015

By Dr. Ron Daniels The 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the Selma to Montgomery March, and the passage of the historic Voting Rights Act of 1965 and Dr. Martin Luther King’s role in these events is correctly capturing the imagination of Black America. But, there is another set of events that should also receive attention […]

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The myth of the ‘Angry Black Woman’

The myth of the ‘Angry Black Woman’

| February 19, 2015

By Chasiti Falls Once upon a time there was a sexy, educated, young African American woman in bed with her love interest. She had been waiting to be intimate with this love interest for quite some time. That particular night they had decided to cross that line and her appetite had yet to be satisfied. […]

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Did NBC’S Brian Williams also lie about Hurricane Katrina?

Did NBC’S Brian Williams also lie about Hurricane Katrina?

| February 12, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has finally admitted that he had incorrectly asserted that a helicopter he traveled aboard in 2002 while reporting on the Iraq War in 2003 was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, forcing an emergency landing. “This was a bungled attempt by me to thank […]

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2015 New Black History—Lymon’s Law: Know your rights

2015 New Black History—Lymon’s Law: Know your rights

| February 11, 2015

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from a speech and personal interview given during a recent Black Community Forum organized by Eric Hackley for speakers to address their concerns and solutions to problems not normally heard. By Retired Indiana State Police Officer Terry Lymon I think… I know the reason that officers are doing […]

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Reclaiming the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Reclaiming the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

| February 10, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist The 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday should have a different impact on the collective consciousness of Black America. Why? Because once again there are millions of black Americans who are more determined than ever to keep pushing forward to achieve full freedom, justice, equality and empowerment. […]

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Time to reform the ‘thug’ image of Hip Hop

Time to reform the ‘thug’ image of Hip Hop

| February 10, 2015

By Jineea Butler NNPA Columnist One of my mentors asked me why I was so quiet and not making my voice heard in the streets protesting for justice. First, because, “I Can’t Breathe.” I am still in mourning over all these babies being gunned down by the people who are supposed to protect us. It […]

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Making no progress on race with ‘progressives’

Making no progress on race with ‘progressives’

| February 10, 2015

Julianne Malveaux By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist I like Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). Her progressive ideas are just what we need while Hilary Clinton is straddling the fence, and still cozying up with bankers. Warren says she isn’t running for president, but there are quite a few political action committees urging her to run. Like […]

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