Politics

We need a President of Black America

We need a President of Black America

| November 21, 2014

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist After the “Tuesday Evening Massacre” of  the Elephants over the Donkeys, in January 2009, I wrote an article that warned about our being complacent and resting on the mere fact that we had elected a black president.  I suggested that we should get busy right away doing the commensurate work […]

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The question black conservatives always avoid

The question black conservatives always avoid

| November 21, 2014

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist Like everyone else, I am processing the November election results.  I will write more about that later, but there was a radio exchange that I heard the night prior to the election that really got me thinking. On my way home from Baltimore, where I had been doing some […]

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Time for black Democrats to switch

Time for black Democrats to switch

| November 20, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The midterm elections are over, the final numbers are in and they don’t look pretty if you’re a progressive. So, I am going to propose something our national African American leaders should have suggested a long time ago: It’s time for us to switch. No, not to the Republican […]

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Midterm election lies and consequences

Midterm election lies and consequences

| November 19, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist One source of the widespread losses the Democratic Party suffered this month in the midterm elections can be traced to the Ebola crisis that began claiming numerous victims across the U.S. last month—a crisis many attributed to the managerial incompetence of President Obama for not preventing the disease’s appearance […]

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Contras and drugs, three decades later

Contras and drugs, three decades later

| November 15, 2014

By Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero Special to the NNPA from The Final Call “On Oct. 10, 1998, the New York Times ran a piece attacking Webb’s credibility while acknowledging, as if it were a minor detail, that Contra drug dealing was worse than the newspaper had originally estimated.” In late 1986, Washington was rocked by revelations that […]

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Zambian President Michael Sata to be buried

Zambian President Michael Sata to be buried

| November 12, 2014

(GIN)–Former president of Zambia, Michael Chilufya Sata, who passed away in a London hospital, lied in state for just over a week before being laid to rest on Nov. 11, the government announced. No information was given as to his illness. Born in 1937 and brought up in Mpika, Northern Province, the president-to- be worked […]

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Government owes us reparations

Government owes us reparations

| November 12, 2014

By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist Last week, I wrote about the shocking story of how our Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) willfully brought crack cocaine into the black neighborhoods of our nation to make cash for financing a revolution in Nicaragua. This is going down as the vilest act perpetrated against a specific race of […]

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Republicans dominate national, state, local midterm elections

Republicans dominate national, state, local midterm elections

| November 12, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The recent Nov. 4 election could be called historic, not because of any landmark, unexpected events but because history held true. Every two-term U.S. president since Dwight Eisenhower has finished the last two years of his second term having his party lose control of Congress during the mid-term election of his own last term […]

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Watching the elections from abroad

Watching the elections from abroad

| November 12, 2014

George E. Curry By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist JERUSALEM—On Election Night, I usually stay awake as long as my eyelids are willing to cooperate. But, this year was different. Instead of alternating between watching CNN and tracking results on the Internet, I was in the Holy Land, nearly 6,000 miles from my office in […]

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With brooms, spatulas, ‘President for Life’ removed

With brooms, spatulas, ‘President for Life’ removed

| November 11, 2014

(GIN)–In a burst of pent-up anger, a youth-led movement overpowered the unpopular regime of Blaise Compaore of the West African nation of Burkina Faso, dashing hopes by the “President for Life” to extend his 27-year rule by another term and forcing his resignation. Hundreds of thousands of protesters, many from Le Balai Citoyen (the Citizen’s […]

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