Opinion

Palestinian and the black American freedom struggles

Palestinian and the black American freedom struggles

| August 13, 2014

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist Knowing of my concern about  justice for the Palestinians, a friend sent me a link the other day regarding Palestine and Black America. The essence of this piece is the author’s allegation that Palestinians cannot and should not compare their struggle to that of the African American struggle for […]

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Democrats’ ‘smart butt white boys syndrome’

Democrats’ ‘smart butt white boys syndrome’

| August 7, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist In 1984, former UN Ambassador Andrew Young described the inner circle of Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale as “smart a– white boys” who thought they knew everything.  Obviously, they didn’t because Mondale lost the general election by a large margin to Ronald Reagan. Knowing that in a president’s second-term, […]

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The GOP: Chaos is their goal

The GOP: Chaos is their goal

| August 7, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Three events occurred in the tight confines of Capitol Hill last week that underscore the Republican Party’s extraordinary institutional decline and its responsibility for the Congress’ fully deserving its “do-nothing” label. First, early in the week, all but seven Republicans in the GOP—controlled House of Representatives voted to give […]

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Feeding hungry school children the right move

Feeding hungry school children the right move

| August 5, 2014

By Brenda Robinson The new federal school free food program has some politicians and other Americans angry. This group, as they do with other social service/entitlement programs, contends families in need are pimping the system, and basically believe adults should and could provide for their own children. These critics believe the cliche, pull yourself up […]

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A  victory for affirmative action

A  victory for affirmative action

| July 30, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Almost lost among the news in recent weeks about the war in the Middle East and a war of another kind in Washington between Republicans and President Obama was a bit of good news:  A federal appeals court, acting on a case remanded by the Supreme Court, upheld the University […]

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UNCF stands its ground in Koch flap

UNCF stands its ground in Koch flap

| July 30, 2014

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist The controversy over the recent donation by the Koch Foundation to the UNCF begs a discussion of politics, education, and business.  After receiving a $25 million gift from the Charles Koch Foundation, the UNCF and its president,  Michael Lomax, took incoming fire from the AFSME union, which discontinued its funding […]

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The Lord sent UNCF gift—even if devil had to deliver it

The Lord sent UNCF gift—even if devil had to deliver it

| July 29, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Prior to his death in 2009, Oral Roberts, an American Pentecostal televangelist and president of Oral Roberts University, stirred up controversy with his alleged receipt of millions of dollars from a contributor’s gambling payout. A Fort Wayne minister made a clever statement about the alleged contribution. The minister said, “Sometimes the Lord […]

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U.S. foreign policy led to border crisis

U.S. foreign policy led to border crisis

| July 27, 2014

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist I have been increasingly concerned by the near hysteria in connection with the Central American immigrant children who have attempted to enter the USA, fleeing from poverty, crime and violence. The political Right in the USA is trying to make this the defining moment in their attacks on the […]

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Dogs eat better than 1 million children

Dogs eat better than 1 million children

| July 27, 2014

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist The South African charity Feed a Child (http://www.feedachild.co.za/) chose to highlight child poverty in South Africa by portraying a little black boy being fed like a dog by a seemingly affluent white woman. In the ad, the boy has his head on the woman’s lap, at her feet, on his […]

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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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