Politics

Confederate statues fall, but economic racism lingers

Confederate statues fall, but economic racism lingers

| October 17, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Cheers to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, one of the first mayors to take Confederate statues down and to make the strong point that these statues represent nothing but oppression. You should check out the speech he delivered, in May, at MarketWatch.com. More cheers to Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh […]

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American flag soaked in black blood

American flag soaked in black blood

| October 13, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I am not sure why the national anthem and the so-called American flag are part of our nation’s sports pageantry. Before 2009, while the national anthem was played, sports gladiators were not required to suit up, stand up, and put their hands to their hearts; and why should they? […]

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Stacey Adams wants to be America’s first black female governor

Stacey Adams wants to be America’s first black female governor

| October 13, 2017

Will Stacey Abrams be America’s first black female governor in U.S. history? By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) The GOP has held a tight grip on the governor’s mansion in Georgia since 2002, when Sonny Perdue, promising to restore the Confederate battle cross to the state flag, defeated Democratic incumbent Roy Barnes to become […]

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PRESS ROOM: NNPA calls on Congress to take more aggressive stance against ‘fake ads’ targeting African Americans

PRESS ROOM: NNPA calls on Congress to take more aggressive stance against ‘fake ads’ targeting African Americans

| October 12, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NNPANewswirePR)—The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Chairman Dorothy R. Leavell and NNPA President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis released the following statement about a recent revelation that people with ties to the Russia used fake social media accounts and misleading online ads designed to influence voters during the 2016 presidential election. The […]

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Do you know the difference between ‘real’ black Republicans and sellouts?

Do you know the difference between ‘real’ black Republicans and sellouts?

| October 10, 2017

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) One of my favorite movies of all-time is “Deep Cover,” starring Laurence Fishburne. The movie debuted in 1992. Fishburne plays Russell Stevens Jr., an undercover Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agent. During his initial interview with the DEA, Fishburne’s character was asked: “So, Officer Stevens, tell me, do you know […]

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We must take every opportunity to fight voter suppression

We must take every opportunity to fight voter suppression

| October 9, 2017

By Derrick Johnson (Interim President and CEO, NAACP) We all know the power of the vote. One person, one vote serves as the basic ethos and measurement of any democratic nation. Without true voter protection, integrity and universal access, America’s light on the hill dims. Since Shelby V. Holder dismantled the Voting Rights Act, many […]

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Trump can’t deport American ‘dreamers’ without fight

Trump can’t deport American ‘dreamers’ without fight

| September 20, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Our 45th president swept into office with a foundation of racist claims. First, the very basis of his political participation was his false assertion (for which he has never apologized) that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States. Using the “birther” movement as a basis, “45” signaled […]

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GOP leaders taste their own medicine

GOP leaders taste their own medicine

| September 13, 2017

After Trump deals with Democrats, GOP leaders know how ‘real black Republicans feel By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) There’s an old adage that says, “What goes around, comes around.” I couldn’t help but think about this adage when I saw the response of many congressional Republicans, after President Trump cut a deal with the […]

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Steve Bannon, most controversial Trump advisor, leaves White House post

Steve Bannon, most controversial Trump advisor, leaves White House post

| August 9, 2017

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Civil rights leaders and members of Congress praised the dismissal of Chief Strategist Steve Bannon from the White House; Bannon’s exit is one of the latest departure from the chaotic Trump administration, that has yet to win a major legislative victory. Bannon seemed to be in good spirits […]

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Fired FBI Director Comey testifies, says Trump lied

Fired FBI Director Comey testifies, says Trump lied

| June 19, 2017

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) During dramatic testimony before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, James Comey, the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the nation’s top law enforcement official, called President Donald Trump a liar five times and told 17 U.S. senators and the nation, that he was […]

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