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Salute to the Rev. Jesse Jackson on his 75th birthday

Salute to the Rev. Jesse Jackson on his 75th birthday

| October 15, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist Seventy-five years ago a freedom fighter was born in Greenville, South Carolina. His name is Jesse Louis Jackson Sr. and I need to say something about this brother that I have known and worked with for decades in the ongoing Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. and in […]

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‘Feral’ Facebook comments show racism alive, well

‘Feral’ Facebook comments show racism alive, well

| October 15, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist You can run, but you can’t hide from racism. I was preparing to write a column on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the trade agreement that President Barack Obama wants to fast track through Congress. I considered tackling the Planned Parenthood kerfuffle, as Republicans are targeting a most important women’s health […]

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Revolutionary lessons from Burkina Faso

Revolutionary lessons from Burkina Faso

| October 8, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist The Sept. 17 coup against the interim president of Burkina Faso, Michel Kafando, contains important lessons regarding the struggle for justice and democracy. Under pressure from demonstrators, striking labor unions and the West Africa regional bloc, the coup leader, Gen. Gilbert Diendere, stepped aside and Kafando and Prime Minister […]

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Blacks, Latinos working together

Blacks, Latinos working together

| October 8, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist If there was ever a propitious time for African Americans and Latino Americans to unite to advance the cause of freedom, justice, equality and economic empowerment, it is now. Today, more than ever, the rapidly changing national demographics and the potential political and economic power as a direct […]

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Jeb Bush is wrong about blacks wanting ‘free stuff’

Jeb Bush is wrong about blacks wanting ‘free stuff’

| October 2, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush thinks he can become president of the United States if Republicans can double their share of the black vote in several key states. But he, like his GOP comrades, is demonstrating how not to accomplish that goal. Bush’s latest failure came last week when […]

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Ben Carson’s ugly hypocrisy

Ben Carson’s ugly hypocrisy

| October 1, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist     From the moment he surfaced in 2013 as white conservatives’ latest “Great Black Hope,” Ben Carson has made any number of offensive remarks typical of the conservative commentary of the Obama years. But recently, apparently goaded by a GOP presidential primary that’s set a cesspool-level standard for expressions […]

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Pope Francis’ message of compassion

Pope Francis’ message of compassion

| October 1, 2015

By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist “I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and […]

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Reel-ality TV Talk: Strokes, folks, social media for Real Housewives of Atlanta

Reel-ality TV Talk: Strokes, folks, social media for Real Housewives of Atlanta

| September 29, 2015

By Marquesa LaDawn NNPA Columnist Real Housewives of Atlanta: Strokes, Folks, Social Media… Kim Zolciak had a mini-stroke… Wow, for a lady who gave birth to four children, including twins, in the last few years, dancing should be much easier. Not so much for Kim—she fell out. Here’s my take, based on watching her for […]

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Trump refuses to withdraw false claim that Obama is a Muslim

Trump refuses to withdraw false claim that Obama is a Muslim

| September 25, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist On the heels of allowing a campaign follower in New Hampshire to assert unchallenged last week that President Obama is a Muslim, Republican presidential front-runner Donald J. Trump has strongly resisted opportunities to correct the public record. On ABC’s This Week, George Stephanapolous repeatedly challenged Trump Sunday to take back his […]

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The GOP debate and the Cowardly Mr. Trump

The GOP debate and the Cowardly Mr. Trump

| September 24, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Citizens of America: While you were distracted last week by, among other things, the Republican Party’s marathon, second primary debate, the U.S. military, acting on orders from President Obama, completed its takeover of the American Southwest—suspending the Constitution and imposing martial law, taking residents’ guns, and throwing those who […]

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