Opinion

The ‘Freedom Riders’ of Australia

The ‘Freedom Riders’ of Australia

| March 5, 2015

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist One day in late February 1965, an interracial group of 29 university students rode into a small, segregated town looking to make trouble. For in this community, people of color were served last at stores, forced to sit in the front row at theaters and forbidden to swim in public […]

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Cherishing history that’s in your attic

Cherishing history that’s in your attic

| March 5, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist We gather together this month to lift up the names that have been frequently lifted, to call the roll of those African Americans who have made a difference. While some names are the tried and true names of important leaders, we need to pay as much attention to the legacies […]

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UN honors people of African descent

UN honors people of African descent

| March 5, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist It is important for all people of African descent throughout the world to be ever conscious and aware of how our quality of life is improving. In fact, as the current global debate over the impact of world population increases, all people should be aware of the future […]

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50 years of economic futility

50 years of economic futility

| March 5, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist During the 50-year period from 1963 (“I have a dream!”) to 2013, black people have been on a virtual economic treadmill. Our relative economic position has not changed; our unemployment rate has consistently been twice as high as the white unemployment rate, which was five percent for whites and 10.9 […]

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Facing America’s lynching frenzy

Facing America’s lynching frenzy

| March 4, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist We live in an era when humankind seems awash in war-driven atrocities. Men, and in some instances, boys–for this is, overwhelmingly, a matter of the sins of males–who once lived within the boundaries of decency have dedicated themselves to committing crimes of shocking depravity. Whether driven by tricked-up political […]

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(Black) Women’s History Month: Overlooked achievements

(Black) Women’s History Month: Overlooked achievements

| March 4, 2015

Editor’s note: The following piece by NNPA columnist Julianne Malveaux was written for Women’s History Month 2014. Given its timeliness and pointed commentary on how the history of black women in the U.S. typically goes unnoticed, we pulled Sister Malveaux’s essay from the NNPA archives to share with Frost Illustrated readers for this Women’s History […]

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Girls In Justice

Girls In Justice

| February 25, 2015

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist I’m grateful for a powerful new book, Girls In Justice by artist Richard Ross, a follow up to his moving earlier Juvenile In Justice, which combines Ross’s photographs of girls in the juvenile justice system with interviews he gathered from more than 250 detention facilities across the United States. […]

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We’re still talking about the N-word…

We’re still talking about the N-word…

| February 25, 2015

Despite what some might think, the U.S. still has a long way to go when it comes to having an open, honest dialogue about race. Case in point, we received a number of calls over the weekend about a story that appeared on News Channel 15 outlining how local auto racing promoter Dave Muzzillo allegedly […]

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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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