Opinion

Rewriting Confederate history

Rewriting Confederate history

| July 8, 2015

Julianne Malveaux By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist On their website, the Sons of Confederate Veterans describe themselves as preserving the “history and legacy” of the Confederacy. Their organization, they say, is “dedicated to ensuring that “a true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved.” I would suggest, instead, that the Sons of Confederate Veterans is […]

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Neutralizing the right wing political agenda

Neutralizing the right wing political agenda

| July 7, 2015

George E. Curry By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist There’s a lesson to be learned from the Confederate flag quickly and unexpectedly falling into disfavor following the murder of nine Bible-studying African Americans, including the pastor, at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C. The lesson is that the economic clout of African Americans and their […]

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Understanding real ‘love’ in the midst of the same-sex marriage debate

Understanding real ‘love’ in the midst of the same-sex marriage debate

| June 30, 2015

Editor’s note: As people continue to debate the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision that states were obligated to allow same-sex marriages throughout the nation, we recently were made aware of the writings of someone in the spiritual community that discussed the issue on a spiritual, rather than political, societal or “religious” perspective. The following thoughts, […]

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Medicaid Mason-Dixon Line

Medicaid Mason-Dixon Line

| June 30, 2015

By LeeAnn Hall, Alliance for a Just Society and Glenn Harris, Center for Social Inclusion There’s a new Mason-Dixon Line being drawn in our country—and it runs right through Medicaid, one of the country’s most important health insurance programs. Historically, the Mason-Dixon Line marked the division between states that embraced slavery and states that rejected […]

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Third District candidate Dr. Pam Galloway responds to SCOTUS ruling on ACA

Third District candidate Dr. Pam Galloway responds to SCOTUS ruling on ACA

| June 30, 2015

WARSAW–Dr. Pam Galloway, candidate for the Third Congressional District of Indiana, has issued the following statement: “Earlier today, the Supreme Court announced a flawed decision in King v. Burwell to uphold subsidies for the federal Obamacare exchanges. These subsidies were not authorized by the plain language of the law, and were simply created by the […]

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Obama becoming more outspoken on race

Obama becoming more outspoken on race

| June 28, 2015

NEWS ANALYSIS By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA)–When President Obama returned to Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., June 26 to eulogize the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, it capped a period in which he has become increasingly outspoken on race, even uttering the N-word to make a point about the slow pace of progress […]

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Free speech hypocrisy: ‘Treason in the defense of slavery’ and more

Free speech hypocrisy: ‘Treason in the defense of slavery’ and more

| June 27, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist   This winter the media’s been ablaze with stories about racist, homophobic and sexist slurs being hurled this way and that by college students and other adults. Revealingly, those that have captured the most attention all involve black Americans as the targets of the racist speech or action: the […]

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Millions of whites feel Charleston church killer ‘could be my son’

Millions of whites feel Charleston church killer ‘could be my son’

| June 26, 2015

By Matthew C. Whitaker NNPA Guest Columnist On Wednesday, June 17, Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old white supremacist, massacred nine black worshipers in the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. Among those slain at close range with a .45 caliber semi-automatic weapon, were an 87-year-old woman and Emanuel’s pastor, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, […]

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What part of Democracy are Republicans afraid of?

What part of Democracy are Republicans afraid of?

| June 24, 2015

Lee A. Daniels By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist   It’s not too soon to ask a critical question of citizens of voting age who tend to vote for Democratic candidates: Do you think you’ll be allowed to vote in 2016? The Republican Party in numerous states across the country has been working hard to […]

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Fox New, AP also abused black youth

Fox New, AP also abused black youth

| June 23, 2015

George E. Curry By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Fox News blowhards will never admit that in covering the racially-charged swimming pool incident in McKinney, Texas, they blew it. But, that’s exactly what they did. And rather than acknowledge that they went overboard in defending the misconduct of the police officer involved – conduct that […]

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