Politics

Rescued from America’s gulag archipelago

Rescued from America’s gulag archipelago

| September 14, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist When a North Carolina judge recently vacated the prison sentences of 50-year-old Henry Lee McCollum, who had spent nearly 30 years on the state’s death row, and his 46-year-old half-brother, Leon Brown, sentenced to life in prison, for a heinous rape and murder DNA evidence had finally proved they […]

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America needs a raise

America needs a raise

| September 14, 2014

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been floating at or above the 17,000 mark in the past two months–an all time high. There has been a stumble here and a wrinkle there, but even with a weak unemployment report for August, the Dow has remained over 17,000. This compares with […]

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Blacks commit less crimes than whites think

| September 12, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)– Whites often overestimate the amount of crime committed by blacks and “associate blacks and Latinos with criminality,” beliefs that are widespread and also held by whites who work in the criminal justice system, according to a new report on racial perceptions of crime by The Sentencing […]

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Settling for optics rather than options

Settling for optics rather than options

| September 9, 2014

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Black life, for the most part, has become a myriad of frustration, doubt, hopelessness, desperation, despair, struggle, and fear. We fear one another; we fear the police; we fear discrimination; we fear racism; we fear injustice; and we fear for our children’s safety on several fronts. We have news shows […]

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Links, Incorporated set to host Meet the Candidates Forum

| September 5, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Chapter of the Links, Incorporated is scheduled to convene more than 17 candidates for their 2nd Biennial Meet the Candidates Forum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 6 at the Allen County Public Library’s Meeting Room A, 900 Library Plaza. Candidates who accepted the invitation to speak on Sept. 6, include the non-partisan […]

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Black voters in South face new threats

| September 4, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Despite major advances to access to the ballot box nearly 50 years after the passage of Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA), blacks, living primarily in the South and Southwest, continued to face challenges at the ballot box, according to National Commission on Voting Rights (NCVR) report. “Though […]

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Residents of Ferguson need to make a change

Residents of Ferguson need to make a change

| September 3, 2014

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist I’m Gonna Make A Change, For Once In My Life It’s Gonna Feel Real Good, Gonna Make A Difference Gonna Make It Right… I’m Starting With The Man In The Mirror I’m Asking Him To Change His Ways And No Message Could Have Been Any Clearer If You Wanna Make […]

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Civil rights groups push Ferguson residents to polls

| September 2, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–In the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., and the social and political unrest that followed, civil rights leaders have urged citizens of the St. Louis County suburb to transform their community at the […]

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Agent provocateurs? ‘Revolutionary’ whites tried to incite unarmed crowd in Ferguson

| August 31, 2014

By Richard B. Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call FERGUSON, Mo. (NNPA)–The National Guard has rolled in and out, but the pain and passion of people in the streets, in homes and in businesses remain and broken hearts still ache. Tear gas, rubber bullets, gas masks, gas canisters and armored trucks were […]

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Boldy back to Africa

Boldy back to Africa

| August 22, 2014

By Brenda Robinson President Barack Obama, as with all U.S. Presidents, has had his share of critics. Some of the criticism was legitimate, some just politically necessary, and some just because he is black. Yet, of all the the things he did wrong, he certainly got some right. His position on the continent of Africa […]

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