Opinion

Blackonomics: Business owners, take care of your business

Blackonomics: Business owners, take care of your business

| January 19, 2017

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I hear it all the time. “I patronized a Black-owned business and was treated terribly.” How about this one? “I went to that Black restaurant and the service was bad, the food was cold, and the staff was discourteous and very slow.” And the grand-daddy of them all: “I […]

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Trumpism, white tribalism cannot prevail

Trumpism, white tribalism cannot prevail

| January 18, 2017

By Askia Muhammad (The Washington Informer/NNPA Member) On the eve of the new Trump era of leadership, danger lurks. Emboldened by Trump’s win and a series of stunning other victories in recent elections by the “alt-right,” tea party, conservative and ultra-conservative movements, in this country and in Europe, white tribalists are openly advocating the most […]

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As President Obama departs, we owe him our thanks

As President Obama departs, we owe him our thanks

| January 18, 2017

By Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr. (President and Founder/Rainbow PUSH Coalition) The final days of the Obama presidency are upon us. His popularity is rising with the economy, and with the increasingly stark contrasts to his successor. It is worth being clear about the legacy that he leaves behind. Obama came to office facing the worst […]

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Foreign influence and integrity of America’s democracy

Foreign influence and integrity of America’s democracy

| January 12, 2017

By Marc H. Morial (President and CEO/National Urban League) “Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence (I conjure you to believe me, fellow-citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake, since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government…The great rule of […]

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Community Friends of Women’s Studies continues a long tradition

Community Friends of Women’s Studies continues a long tradition

| January 10, 2017

For a small nonprofit whose only purpose is to support the IPFW Women’s Studies Program and its students, retaining Women’s Studies is a very positive consequence of IPFW’s reorganization.  Community Friends of Women’s Studies Inc. has existed since 2005, quietly raising funds and sharing them with women and men students enrolled in WOST classes.  Over […]

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Blackonomics: The real reason we should celebrate Kwanzaa this year

Blackonomics: The real reason we should celebrate Kwanzaa this year

| December 22, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) For 50 years, black people in the United States have celebrated the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Established by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966, Kwanzaa is an African American and Pan-African holiday celebrated by millions throughout the world African community. Kwanzaa brings a cultural message, which speaks to the best […]

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If Donald Trump is serious about fighting terrorism, he should try rgistering white nationalists

If Donald Trump is serious about fighting terrorism, he should try rgistering white nationalists

| December 13, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I have been trying to figure out how there can be any discussion of registering Muslims due to alleged national security concerns, when it is documented that the major source of terrorism in the United States since 9/11 has been white supremacists groups. The Southern Poverty Law Center […]

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Beyond the Rhetoric: There will never be another Fidel Castro

Beyond the Rhetoric: There will never be another Fidel Castro

| December 10, 2016

By Harry C. Alford (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Born on Aug. 13, 1926 out of wedlock on his father’s sugarcane farm in the third world nation of Cuba, Fidel Castro grew up to attend and study law at the University of Havana. It wasn’t long before he became a radical and soon drifted into the socialist […]

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New York AG, CFPB join forces to fight illegal national debt collection scheme

New York AG, CFPB join forces to fight illegal national debt collection scheme

| December 10, 2016

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) A new federal lawsuit alleges that since at least 2009, two major players in the debt collection industry have illegally operated, harassed, threatened and deceived millions of consumers across the country—often for debts that were either inflated or not even owed. The scheme based in Buffalo, New York, also […]

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No ma’am, Trump does not deserve a chance

No ma’am, Trump does not deserve a chance

| December 10, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I was sitting at a Starbucks trying to mind my own business and right next to me two individuals were discussing the aftermath of the Nov. 8 presidential elections. At one point they began discussing the protests that have spontaneously spread across the United States in the aftermath […]

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