Politics

Edward Brooke doesn’t get his due

Edward Brooke doesn’t get his due

| January 16, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Sandwiched between the deaths of former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo and popular ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott, the passing of former Massachusetts Senator Edward W. Brooke III at the age of 95 did not get nearly the attention it deserved. Though two African Americans were elected to the U.S. […]

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MO Black Caucus meets with Organization for Black Struggle to discuss policing initiative proposal

| January 13, 2015

By Bridjes O’Neil Special to the NNPA from The St. Louis American Members of the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus met with those from the Organization for Black Struggle on Jan. 9 at Greater St. Marks Family Church in Ferguson, Mo. They discussed legislative strategy for the upcoming session and ways to incorporate OBS’ Quality Policing […]

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Scalise should be removed from House leadership

Scalise should be removed from House leadership

| January 13, 2015

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist After a phenomenal election last November in which Republicans increased their margins in the House and took control of the Senate, the expectation was that congressional Republicans would prove to the country that they could lead like mature adults. But as the adage goes, “they never miss an opportunity to […]

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Tucker humbled by inauguration, tasks ahead

Tucker humbled by inauguration, tasks ahead

| January 9, 2015

By Sharon L. Tucker Special to Frost Illustrated On Jan. 20, 2009, the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama, stood before a crowd and spoke these words: “I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors.” Now on this […]

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The content of Steve Scalise’s character

The content of Steve Scalise’s character

| January 7, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist There they go again! Just as the Republican Party is poised to take control of Congress, a key official’s actions and words remind us–just in time for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday–that it remains implacably hostile to what King represented and what the holiday stands for. Louisiana […]

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2014: Unfair and unbalanced media

2014: Unfair and unbalanced media

| January 7, 2015

Fox downplaying, ignoring white, right-wing cop killers By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Fox News, which mislabels itself as “fair and balanced,” was anything but in 2014, according to MediaMatters.org, the independent media watchdog group. The way that the right-wing network covered the deaths of police officers in 2014 is a case in point. “The […]

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Rep. Steve King’s racist immigration formula

Rep. Steve King’s racist immigration formula

| December 28, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist One of the many questions that hover over President Obama’s historic breakthrough in ending the U.S. government’s half-century-long Cold War standoff with Cuba is this: How will it affect the rollout of the president’s executive action granting some four million undocumented immigrants within America’s borders temporary legal status? The […]

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No law against such things

| December 22, 2014

By Linda Brooks Special to Frost Illustrated Ordinance 9729 is a city ordinance that criminalized homelessness. On Nov. 19, many of our homeless brothers’ and sisters’ civil rights were violated under 4th and the 14th Amend- ment. Eight or nine homeless citizens in Los Angeles California won a lawsuit on a decision made by the […]

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Yes, marching still makes a difference

Yes, marching still makes a difference

| December 16, 2014

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” “No Justice, No Peace,” “I Can’t Breathe” “Black Lives Matter” Those are the chants and hand-written signs that continue to characterize marches, die-ins, sit-ins and other non-violent actions in more than 50 cities across the nation in response to grand jury decisions in Missouri […]

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Police shooting victims lives worth less than ham sandwich

Police shooting victims lives worth less than ham sandwich

| December 16, 2014

The archaic grand jury system By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist In Tom Wolfe’s best-selling The Bonfire of the Vanities, New York State Chief Judge Sol Wachtler famously said “a grand jury would indict a ham sandwich, if that’s what you wanted.” Given the recent failure of grand juries to indict Darren Wilson, a white […]

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