Opinion

Do you believe in giving to panhandlers?

Do you believe in giving to panhandlers?

| May 22, 2014

Roosevelt Norfleet: Yes and no. Yes, I do believe there are people out there who have a need but those people who are trying to scammers makes the whole concept bad for the folks truly in need. Ivan Rangel: Yes. Even though they may live a different lifestyle than myself, I feel it is important to […]

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The GOP and black voters: The Republican Party could win African-American support with some issues.

The GOP and black voters: The Republican Party could win African-American support with some issues.

| May 21, 2014

The following is an interesting commentary on how the Republican Party can attract more black voters. What’s interesting is that so many opinion pieces on this topic ignore that fact that most black folks used to be Republicans prior to the Roosevelt years, were Republicans, especially faced with the segregationist stance of so many southern […]

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3 gay GOP congressional runs come as party tries to evolve on marriage, hold on to base – The Washington Post

3 gay GOP congressional runs come as party tries to evolve on marriage, hold on to base – The Washington Post

| May 21, 2014

For some time now, the Republican Party has been working to expand its membership by seeking support from groups that have, in recent years at least, been hesitant to get under the “big tent.” Runs by three openly gay politicians on the Republican ticket means those efforts are enjoying some success but it remains to […]

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Black voters not apathetic

Black voters not apathetic

| May 20, 2014

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist The 2014 election year should be a voting “payback” year for Black America. Elected officials and politicians across America who have voted and acted against the economic, political and social interests of the black American community should be voted out of office in the November 2014 midterm elections. […]

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Michael Sam’s draft signals change, progress in NFL, America

Michael Sam’s draft signals change, progress in NFL, America

| May 20, 2014

By Brenda Robinson There are a lot of things America has gotten wrong, but within the last month, America got two of three things right. Three leading news stories, within the referenced time period, prove the point. Firstly, the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding Michigan’s ban on affirmative action was wrong. However, secondly, the Obama’s administration’s […]

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The question no one is asking Donald Sterling

The question no one is asking Donald Sterling

| May 15, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Why would a white racist have sex with a person of color? That’s the question that few people in the media want to raise, let alone address. But it is an age-old contradiction not limited to Donald Sterling, the hate spewing soon-to-be former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. […]

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Nigerian government fails our missing girls—and our country

Nigerian government fails our missing girls—and our country

| May 14, 2014

By Oluwa Tosin Adegbola NNPA Guest Columnist The cold facts stare us in our face: Fact 1: More than 300 girls were abducted from the rural northeast region of Nigeria on April 15 while attending secondary school; 276 are still believed to be held captive. Fact 2: The federal government has yet to forcibly intervene to […]

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‘Thugs in the Desert’ at the Bundy ranch

‘Thugs in the Desert’ at the Bundy ranch

| May 14, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels ​ NNPA Columnist One can be forgiven for thinking the contest for the most outrageous, publicly-exposed racist behavior of recent weeks was between Cliven Bundy, the chiseling Nevada rancher, and Donald Sterling, the despicable billionaire owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. As New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow wrote recently of […]

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Snapshot Survey: Should genetically enhance food be labelled as such?

Snapshot Survey: Should genetically enhance food be labelled as such?

| May 14, 2014

Mark Weeks: They should tell us when food has been genetically enhanced because as consumers, we should have  a choice when putting food on the table. Joe Ayers: We should know what is going into our foods. The chemicals in our food create kidney problems for some. Some of our children are ADHD because of this problem. […]

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‘Dirty tricks’ effective tool in Karl Rove’s political playbook

‘Dirty tricks’ effective tool in Karl Rove’s political playbook

| May 13, 2014

The following opinion piece we ran across indicates that dirty tricks often work in politics. One question is, “Why?” We would surmise that’s all a part of our collective national psyche that loves to follow scandal and the saga of human train wrecks. Look at the headlines garnered by the misadventures of people like Linsay […]

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