Opinion

Black, brown workers stuck in poverty wages

| June 25, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—As fast food and retail workers continue to march for higher wages, a new study by the Economic Policy Institute revealed that blacks are more likely to earn poverty wages than whites. EPI released the “Raising America’s Pay” study in conjunction with the launch of a new research […]

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Republicans: Hypocritical to demagogic to deranged

Republicans: Hypocritical to demagogic to deranged

| June 25, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist June’s three most striking domestic political events thus far all have in common the same force that has uniformly characterized the conservative movement’s opposition to the Obama administration: fomenting frenzy as a political tactic. The former’s painting the federal government as lawless and tyrannical—which has reached a frenzy since […]

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Republicans should learn from Cantor’s mistake

Republicans should learn from Cantor’s mistake

| June 24, 2014

Raynard Jackson By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist The recent defeat of House Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor sent shock waves throughout D.C. like I have never seen before.  But, in Cantor’s defeat, I see great opportunity for the Republican Party to make inroads into the Black community. Cantor represents Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, which is […]

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The complex religious issues of Iraq

The complex religious issues of Iraq

| June 24, 2014

  By Brenda Robinson The Iraq civil war, between the two main sects in the country, the Sunnis and Shiites, has resurfaced, just as predicted by the Obama administration critics. Some politicians and American citizens said President Barack Obama should have left American security forces in Iraq. Troops were withdrawn in increments, with final brigades […]

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County councilman says collective bargaining debate matters

| June 19, 2014

To the Citizens of Southeast Fort Wayne-Allen County Council District-1: I have been asked, by many of you, concerning my stance on the collective bargaining being debated by the Fort Wayne City Council. First and foremost, I am YOUR Allen County Councilman, and my responsibilities are for the fiscal affairs of ALLEN COUNTY, Indiana. Not […]

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Al Cowlings: The real lesson in the O.J. Simpson case

Al Cowlings: The real lesson in the O.J. Simpson case

| June 19, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Twenty years ago, the ex-wife of O.J. Simpson, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, were found brutally murdered outside her Brentwood, California home. Seven days after the June 12, 1994 murders, Simpson was charged with the crimes. A generation of Americans have gone from birth to young adults, since those […]

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Celebrating black fathers

Celebrating black fathers

| June 15, 2014

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist As we celebrate Fathers’ Day across the U.S. and in some other nations throughout the world, it is important to lift up those black American fathers who are doing what is right and good for their children, families and communities.  Too often when the issue of black men […]

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Right wing media pretends racism doesn’t exist

Right wing media pretends racism doesn’t exist

| June 11, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist A new posting by MediaMatters.org, the media watchdog group, sums up the conservative strategy under the headline, “Don’t Litigate It, Don’t Ever Talk About It: Right-Wing Media’s Solution to Racial Discrimination.” The report recounts the media storm touched off by “The Case for Reparations,” Ta-Nehisi Coates’ excellent cover story in […]

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Hypocrisy over the Bergdahl affair

Hypocrisy over the Bergdahl affair

| June 10, 2014

By Brenda Robinson As of last week, we do not know why Sqt. Bowe Bergdahl, five years ago, left his U.S. post in Afghanistan. Actually, we still don’t know if he left “on his own free will” or if he was taken off base by the Taliban or some other terrorist group. We don’t even […]

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Jim Crow’s ancestors—and children

Jim Crow’s ancestors—and children

| June 10, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels       NNPA Columnist At first glance, one might be hard-pressed to think that a recent opinion piece on the 1970s origins of the religious right as a political force and a new book on the causes of America’s founding, the war of independence of the 1770-1780 decades, would have […]

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