By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist The 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday should have a different impact on the collective consciousness of Black America. Why? Because once again there are millions of black Americans who are more determined than ever to keep pushing forward to achieve full freedom, justice, equality and empowerment. […]
By Jineea Butler NNPA Columnist One of my mentors asked me why I was so quiet and not making my voice heard in the streets protesting for justice. First, because, “I Can’t Breathe.” I am still in mourning over all these babies being gunned down by the people who are supposed to protect us. It […]
Julianne Malveaux By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist I like Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). Her progressive ideas are just what we need while Hilary Clinton is straddling the fence, and still cozying up with bankers. Warren says she isn’t running for president, but there are quite a few political action committees urging her to run. Like […]
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Sam Cooke’s early 1960s pop tune, “Don’t Know Much About History,” was a big hit on the charts. Unfortunately, the gospel and soul star’s lyrics also expressed a reality that still haunts American society. Just Google the phrase “don’t know much about history,” and you’ll see the breadth of […]
By Leonard Goldstein I am writing this to address the story published in the Jan. 28, 2015 edition of Frost Illustrated regarding the Indiana Center for Middle East Peace’s presentation of the film “Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine. First, the Center for Peace is a misnomer. If you have attended any of their […]
By James Clingman NNPA Columnist How many times, especially during or just after a tragedy like the killing of Eric Garner, have you heard one of our “leaders” angrily say, “Enough is enough”? They say it as if their angry rhetoric will scare the perpetrators and make them stop mistreating us. More importantly, I believe, […]
By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist We need to see beyond petty insults. The fact that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) chose to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress without coordinating this with the White House was bad enough. It was a snub and everyone knows that. Yes, it was an insult. […]
By Eric D. Hackley—The Rev. John William Hackley was my great, great, great grandfather who was born in Culpeper, Va., in 1807. He was a barber, carpenter and Baptist preacher.
His parents were Francis (mulatto) and British American Lieutenant John Hackley.