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A plea to save family phone

A plea to save family phone

| October 31, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist This really struck me in the immediate aftermath of the South Carolina flood. I have two friends—a couple—who live in Charleston. I called them to check on their situation and quickly realized that they almost never answer their home line. I decided to call the husband in the couple […]

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Watch this film on Black Friday, before you spend another dollar

Watch this film on Black Friday, before you spend another dollar

| October 31, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist When you die, what will you leave behind: bills or benefits? That’s the main question posed by the upcoming documentary film by Ric Mathis, a videographer and filmmaker in Atlanta. The question is applicable on a personal and collective level; one each of us should honestly answer. Mathis has captured […]

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Ten questions every presidential candidate must answer

Ten questions every presidential candidate must answer

| October 30, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Bye, bye Biden. The vice-president who might have given the Honorable Hillary Clinton a run for her money has concluded that the timing is not right for him. Clinton needs someone to rattle her cage, to push her to be more focused in the general election. Now, Senator Bernie Sanders […]

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Beyond the Rhetoric: What you should know about the great Bill Crawford—Part 2

Beyond the Rhetoric: What you should know about the great Bill Crawford—Part 2

| October 30, 2015

By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist Indiana was beginning to change. The Hoosier Minority Chamber of Commerce was taking form with the moral support of the Concerned Clergy and Indiana Legislative Black Caucus led by the efforts of State Representative Bill Crawford. We got the two major utility companies in Indianapolis to come into compliance […]

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Banks caught redlining black communities

Banks caught redlining black communities

| October 29, 2015

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist The old adage, ‘the more things change, the more they stay the same’ seems somehow an apt description for what a growing number of communities are suffering: a lack of fair lending. In recent weeks and in varying locales, the issue of redlining has led to lawsuits that have been […]

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This is why calling the Black Lives Matter “anti-police” won’t work

This is why calling the Black Lives Matter “anti-police” won’t work

| October 28, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist It has been both interesting and unsettling to watch the attacks from the political Right on the Black Lives Matter movement, and the larger movement for black lives. Specifically, the suggestion that Black Lives Matter activists are somehow terroristic and promote the killing of police is so outlandish that it’s […]

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Why we must fight for environmental justice for people of color in 2016

Why we must fight for environmental justice for people of color in 2016

| October 27, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist The Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. identified a long list of issues that were broadly considered the historical and contemporary evidence of systematic racial discrimination and injustice. With the 2016 presidential election rapidly approaching, the critical importance of environmental justice for black Americans, Latino Americans, Native Americans […]

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Beyond the Rhetoric: What you should know about the great Bill Crawford

Beyond the Rhetoric: What you should know about the great Bill Crawford

| October 27, 2015

By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist On Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 America lost a special leader. I have had the pleasure of working with three of America’s great leaders. Parren J. Mitchell brilliantly chaired the Small Business Committee on Capitol Hill. Virtually every substantive minority business program today evolved from the work of Mr. Mitchell. […]

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New forms of predatory lending threaten consumers

New forms of predatory lending threaten consumers

| October 20, 2015

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist Over the past decade, no state has authorized either predatory payday or car title loans. That consumer financial progress came about through a combination of state and local advocates working with state lawmakers to bring a sense of financial fairness to their local communities. But just like a bad penny […]

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Child Watch: Teaching the truth about America’s history

Child Watch: Teaching the truth about America’s history

| October 19, 2015

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist “The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.”—Theodore Roosevelt “History is important. If you don’t know history it is as if you were born yesterday. And if you were born yesterday, anybody up there in a position of power can tell you […]

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