Politics

Malia Obama got into Harvard, Fox News fans called her ‘little monkey’

Malia Obama got into Harvard, Fox News fans called her ‘little monkey’

| May 17, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Malia Obama deserves congratulations. Admitted to Harvard University, she has decided to take a gap year, a mature choice that many students make when they want a break between intense and competitive studies and college. This is a great time for her to take a gap year. After […]

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A historical perspective of Fort Wayne’s 330 previous annexations

A historical perspective of Fort Wayne’s 330 previous annexations

| May 16, 2016

Editor’s note: The following Op-Ed piece was written just prior to the Fort Wayne City Council’s decision to reject a Henry administration plan to annex approximately 23 square miles north of Fort Wayne’s current border. Writer Morrison Agen pointed out in submitting this piece that: 1) He is running for a County Council post and […]

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Why Republicans continue to lose black vote

Why Republicans continue to lose black vote

| May 16, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Those who have followed my writings know that I have been and will continue to be very critical of my Republican Party over the lack of real engagement with the black community. I am now beginning to question whether there is room for blacks in this Republican Party. […]

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DeRay’s campaign for Baltimore mayor win for Black Lives Matter movement

DeRay’s campaign for Baltimore mayor win for Black Lives Matter movement

| May 9, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson deserves high props. The young man used his activism as a platform to run for mayor of Baltimore, and he placed better than expected in the April 26 election. Initially projected to get just one percent of the votes, he ended up […]

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Trump delivers Indiana knockout blow to Cruz, Kasich; Sanders plays rope-a-dope to survive another round against Hillary

Trump delivers Indiana knockout blow to Cruz, Kasich; Sanders plays rope-a-dope to survive another round against Hillary

| May 9, 2016

Ballot set for Nov. 8 Allen County elections Stutzman defeated in U.S. Senate primary; unorthodox candidate wins for Democrats in 3rd District House race   INDIANA—As expected, Indiana’s May 3 Primary Election proved crucial for some in this year’s heated presidential contest. For Senator Ted Cruz, the Hoosier contest was a do or die affair […]

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Black comedians react to Larry Wilmore’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner jokes

Black comedians react to Larry Wilmore’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner jokes

| May 5, 2016

Obama, Out: The commander-in-chief proves once again he’s best to ever do it By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA News Wire Contributing Writer) President Barack Obama dropped his microphone at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, acknowledging what everyone had already concluded: he slayed it! Larry Wilmore didn’t do so bad as host, either, at least […]

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Will the feds strip Prince’s hard-earned fortune

Will the feds strip Prince’s hard-earned fortune

| May 2, 2016

By Rex Bell Having operated a construction and home building business for 42 years, I’ve seen and tried a few things that worked and a few things that didn’t work, and tried to abandon or make adjustments to the things that didn’t, and tweak the things that did. A few years ago, some ne’er-do-well cut […]

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Black Caucus members react to Tubman replacing Jackson on front of $20 bill

Black Caucus members react to Tubman replacing Jackson on front of $20 bill

| April 30, 2016

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA News Wire Contributor) On April 20, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that Harriet Tubman will be on the $20. Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke to the NNPA News Wire about the historic tribute to Tubman. One of the most important heroes in American history, Tubman […]

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Black women won’t celebrate ‘Equal Pay Day’ until Aug. 1

Black women won’t celebrate ‘Equal Pay Day’ until Aug. 1

| April 28, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) The Sewall-Belmont House is located at the National Women’s Party in Washington D.C. It is one of the oldest houses near the United States Capitol, and was the house where Alice Paul wrote the 19th Amendment that granted women the right to vote. On April 12, Equal Pay […]

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Stop the presses: Few endorsements making headlines in in black papers

Stop the presses: Few endorsements making headlines in in black papers

| April 27, 2016

By Erick Johnson (From the Chicago Crusader, NNPA Member) Forget it, Hillary. Sorry, Bernie. When the time came for the Florida Courier to endorse either candidate, the edgy black newspaper dropped a bombshell with a large headline just five days before the crucial primary elections in the sunshine state. “NONE OF THE ABOVE,” the headline […]

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