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Did NBC’S Brian Williams also lie about Hurricane Katrina?

Did NBC’S Brian Williams also lie about Hurricane Katrina?

| February 21, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has finally admitted that he had incorrectly asserted that a helicopter he traveled aboard in 2002 while reporting on the Iraq War in 2003 was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, forcing an emergency landing. “This was a bungled attempt by me to thank […]

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Did NBC’S Brian Williams also lie about Hurricane Katrina?

Did NBC’S Brian Williams also lie about Hurricane Katrina?

| February 12, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has finally admitted that he had incorrectly asserted that a helicopter he traveled aboard in 2002 while reporting on the Iraq War in 2003 was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, forcing an emergency landing. “This was a bungled attempt by me to thank […]

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How Dick Gregory got his Hollywood star

How Dick Gregory got his Hollywood star

| February 7, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Activist/SiriusXm satellite radio host Joe Madison was helping on a campaign to get the Four Tops a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame when he noticed another serious omission from the world-famous tribute to entertainers. “You go to Hollywood and Gene Autry had five (one in each category). […]

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Blacks urged to ramp up involvement in Internet issues

Blacks urged to ramp up involvement in Internet issues

| February 6, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief NASSAU, Bahamas (NNPA)–Blacks need to become more involved in what might appear to be arcane debates over “net neutrality–having an open Internet–because the fast-evolving Internet will have a major impact on their lives, including how they consult with medical providers in the future, said Kim M. Keenan, president and […]

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Is Obama trying to kill black colleges?

Is Obama trying to kill black colleges?

| January 22, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Is Barack Obama, the nation’s first African American president, trying to kill Historically Black Colleges and Universities? If he’s not, he’s going to have a difficult time convincing HBCU presidents, trustees and alumni. Surprisingly, Obama has become their worst nightmare. Neither Obama, the First Lady, the secretary of education […]

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NEWS ANALYSIS: With ‘no more campaigns to run,’ Obama refuses to back down

NEWS ANALYSIS: With ‘no more campaigns to run,’ Obama refuses to back down

| January 21, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA)—The strongest line in President Obama’s State of the Union address was adlibbed. When he said toward the end of his one-hour speech, “I have no more campaigns to run,” Republicans laughed. He quickly shot back, “I know because I won both of them.” That brief exchange tells […]

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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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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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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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A perverted view of black on black crime

A perverted view of black on black crime

| December 10, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist In the aftermath of a black teen being killed in Ferguson, Mo., former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was asked a simple question on the NBC television’s “Meet the Press.” Do you think that blacks have a legitimate complaint about racial discrimination by police in their communities? After […]

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