Opinion

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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Beyond the Rhetoric: Why can’t we win the terrorist war?

Beyond the Rhetoric: Why can’t we win the terrorist war?

| December 16, 2015

By Harry C. Alford NNPA News Wire Columnist It has been two years since our president declared the ISIS movement a “JV” team. He implied this terrorist coalition was no big thing and we shouldn’t worry about it. Since that time ISIS has stretched its footprint to Libya, a majority of Syria and a significant […]

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There are huge, obvious holes in Trump’s views on combatting terrorism

There are huge, obvious holes in Trump’s views on combatting terrorism

| December 16, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist I awoke to a story that presidential candidate Donald Trump was now proposing that the families of terrorists should be killed. As best as I can tell, his rationale is that if any terrorists know that their families will be killed, they are less likely to be […]

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Will Obama be acknowledged as a transformative president?

Will Obama be acknowledged as a transformative president?

| December 11, 2015

By Roger Caldwell NNPA News Wire Columnist As President Obama completes his second term, the political pundits are debating if his time in office was transformative. In “Leadership: Theory and Practice” by Peter Northouse, the author established that a transformational leader must usher in dramatic change by engaging, connecting, and motivating. The president’s most significant […]

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Global genius of President Barack H. Obama

Global genius of President Barack H. Obama

| December 11, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist When you are considered by millions of people across the nation and throughout the world community to be the “Leader of the Free World,” that is an awesome and serious international responsibility. Do you remember when President Obama was first elected eight years ago? There were […]

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What did black pastors gain from meeting with Trump?

What did black pastors gain from meeting with Trump?

| December 11, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist I have to confess that in light of the history of what has happened to African Americans, I am regularly shocked when I hear the voices of black conservatives. I find myself asking, “How can they actually believe that?” An example is when I try listening to […]

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Don’t let small dollar loans ruin your holidays

Don’t let small dollar loans ruin your holidays

| December 9, 2015

By Charlene Crowell NNPA News Wire Columnist In this wonderful time of the year when family and friends gather in good cheer to celebrate the holidays, nearly everyone has a number of lists. From greeting cards to shopping for gifts, decorations and more, lists are made and reviewed to keep pace with the barrage of […]

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Blackonomics: Beyond t-shirts, hoodies

Blackonomics: Beyond t-shirts, hoodies

| December 4, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Recollections of my 1995 article on the business of college athletics danced in my head when I heard the news about the University of Missouri football team’s refusal to play until the president of that University, Tim Wolfe, resigns or is dismissed. The players said, “due to his negligence toward […]

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Climate change and Black America

Climate change and Black America

| December 3, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist Why are millions of black American youth and elders suffering disproportionately from asthma and other respiratory illnesses much more than the national norm? Why is the overall public health status of black Americans at a higher risk than other Americans? What do public environmental and climate […]

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Don’t believe the holiday hype

Don’t believe the holiday hype

| December 3, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA News Wire Columnist The build-up began right after Halloween, when the newspapers got thicker; the advertising inserts longer, and e-mails touting shopping bargains coming more frequently. Buy! Buy! Buy! The exhortations are almost hypnotic. Buy, buy more, and buy even more. Sellers have become far more aggressive in trying to separate […]

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