Tag: george curry

Julian Bond: A dedicated life of service

Julian Bond: A dedicated life of service

| August 19, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Horace Julian Bond was born Jan. 14, 1940 in Nashville, Tenn., into a family of privilege. His father, Horace Mann Bond, was a noted educator who served as president of Fort Valley State University in Georgia, where such notables as W.E.B. DuBois and Paul Robeson were frequent guests. During […]

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Republicans ignore anniversary of Voting Rights Act

Republicans ignore anniversary of Voting Rights Act

| August 18, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act fell on the same day that Fox News hosted two Republican presidential debates (Aug. 6). But, the landmark legislation was never mentioned by the questioners nor the candidates. And, we know why. Under the headline, “What Media Need to […]

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GOP: How not to pursue women’s vote

GOP: How not to pursue women’s vote

| August 12, 2015

Conservative debate host displays hypocrisy in defense of Megyn Kelly By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief NEWS ANALYSIS WASHINGTON (NNPA)–This is the kind of stuff that you can’t make up. During the first debate with front-runners for the Republican nomination to become president, Megyn Kelly, one of the moderators for Fox News, pressed Donald Trump […]

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An answer for Confederate apologists

An answer for Confederate apologists

| August 3, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Someone identifying himself as Jimmy Oliver sent me an email objecting to a column I wrote under the headline, “Confederate Traitors Don’t Deserve to be Honored.” I presume he wrote to get a reply, so here it is, with Oliver’s words in italics. I do not appreciate you calling my ancestors […]

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Conservative Koch Brothers Making Inroads into Black America

Conservative Koch Brothers Making Inroads into Black America

| July 31, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief NEWS ANALYSIS BATON ROUGE, La.—It was a scene that a young, militant Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. could not have envisioned 30 years ago. Last week, at the national convention of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) here, Chavis was participating on panel about reforming the criminal justice system with, […]

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Confederate traitors don’t deserve to be honored

Confederate traitors don’t deserve to be honored

| July 14, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Can you image waving a flag that honors Benedict Arnold, a name synonymous with treason? How about traveling to work and back on Aldrich Ames Boulevard, a tribute to the CIA mole who secretly worked for the Russians? Should we erect a statue of Robert Hanssen, the FBI computer […]

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Election of black leader helps redeem Episcopal Church

Election of black leader helps redeem Episcopal Church

| July 12, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief NEWS ANALYSIS WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The recent election of Bishop Michael Curry as the 27th presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church–the first African American to hold the denomination’s highest office–to succeed the church’s first female presiding bishop is expected to help atone for the church’s failure to take a more active […]

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Neutralizing the right wing political agenda

Neutralizing the right wing political agenda

| July 7, 2015

George E. Curry By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist There’s a lesson to be learned from the Confederate flag quickly and unexpectedly falling into disfavor following the murder of nine Bible-studying African Americans, including the pastor, at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C. The lesson is that the economic clout of African Americans and their […]

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Obama becoming more outspoken on race

Obama becoming more outspoken on race

| June 28, 2015

NEWS ANALYSIS By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA)–When President Obama returned to Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., June 26 to eulogize the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, it capped a period in which he has become increasingly outspoken on race, even uttering the N-word to make a point about the slow pace of progress […]

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Support grows for taking down Confederate flag

Support grows for taking down Confederate flag

| June 26, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA)–In what is quickly and unexpectedly gaining ground as a fitting memorial to the nine African Americans killed by a white supremacist at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., some of the most ardent defenders of the confederate flag are reversing course and saying for the first time […]

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