Politics

A  victory for affirmative action

A  victory for affirmative action

| July 30, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Almost lost among the news in recent weeks about the war in the Middle East and a war of another kind in Washington between Republicans and President Obama was a bit of good news:  A federal appeals court, acting on a case remanded by the Supreme Court, upheld the University […]

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My Brother’s Keeper’s ‘Oppression Olympics’

My Brother’s Keeper’s ‘Oppression Olympics’

| July 28, 2014

PERSPECTIVE By Stephany Rose Special to the NNPA Generally, as one of the youngest persons in the room in a culture that respects the gravitas of age, I am honored when provided the floor to speak. So, for an African American woman who grew up in one of the most dangerous communities on the south […]

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U.S. foreign policy led to border crisis

U.S. foreign policy led to border crisis

| July 27, 2014

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist I have been increasingly concerned by the near hysteria in connection with the Central American immigrant children who have attempted to enter the USA, fleeing from poverty, crime and violence. The political Right in the USA is trying to make this the defining moment in their attacks on the […]

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Labor group withdraws UNCF support over Koch gift

Labor group withdraws UNCF support over Koch gift

| July 25, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)– Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, has discontinued supplying scholarships to the United Negro College Fund because it accepted a $25 million donation from ultra-conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch and UNCF President Michael Lomax apparent support for the brothers’ […]

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Area loses well-known peace advocate Dave Lambert

Area loses well-known peace advocate Dave Lambert

| July 25, 2014

FORT WAYNE—One of the region’s most dedicated and outspoken warriors for peace and justice crossed over recently. David “Dave” Lambert, 79, died peacefully on Sunday, July 20, 2014, with his family by his side. Dave loved his wife, his two children, Bill and Mary, the outdoors, good jazz, and a good joke. A graduate of […]

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Meet the online tracking device that is virtually impossible to block

Meet the online tracking device that is virtually impossible to block

| July 25, 2014

By Julia Angwin Special to NNPA from ProPublica (This story was co-published with Mashable.)   A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn.com. First documented in a forthcoming paper by researchers at Princeton University and KU Leuven University in Belgium, this type of […]

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NAACP identity erased from local Chalk Walk

NAACP identity erased from local Chalk Walk

| July 24, 2014

By Chasiti Fall “If you don’t know where you have been you are not able to recognize where you are and definitely do not see where you are going.”—Dexterity 7 FORT WAYNE—The city was in a festive mood last week with lots of activities during the Summit City’s renowned Three Rivers Festival as well as […]

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GOP’s impeachment gambit

GOP’s impeachment gambit

| July 24, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Those who’ve found it difficult to connect with the racial history of post-Civil War America–when black Americans were stripped of the citizenship rights they gained right after that conflict–should pay special attention to the national political arena now. Because the conservative movement, in its desperate mania to destroy Barack […]

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The state of Black Euphoria

The state of Black Euphoria

| July 23, 2014

By James Clingman Blackonomics NNPA Columnist How amazing it is that black people in this nation, collectively, are the worst off but yet the most comical, entertaining, ostentatious, and self-defeating of all other groups.  It is striking how, in spite of all the negative aspects of our lives, we spend a great deal of our […]

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Some harsh truths behind the immigration debate

Some harsh truths behind the immigration debate

| July 22, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Politics are as American as apple pie. We expect any United States Congress and any U.S. president to engage in politics, reading the pulse of voters, in most cases, before making decisions or setting policy. However, there are situations so crucial and potentially counterproductive that politics must take a back seat for the […]

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