Tag: george curry

Controversy over videotaping cops

Controversy over videotaping cops

| April 21, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Feidin Santana, the young Dominican immigrant who videotaped North Charleston, S.C. police officer Michael Slager firing his gun eight times, killing Walter Scott, an unarmed black man who was fleeing, was a hero. His quick decision to videotape the unfolding action on his telephone led to the arrest of […]

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I had a heart attack

I had a heart attack

| April 3, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Nothing was more startling than when a cardiologist looked me directly in the eyes and said matter-of-factly: “It looks like you had a heart attack.” I was dumbfounded. When? Where? How much damage was done? Why didn’t I know it? It certainly didn’t feel like I had suffered a […]

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Below-the-belt attacks on the Obamas

Below-the-belt attacks on the Obamas

| March 24, 2015

Many Republicans flirt with tradition of treason By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist No United States president has been more disrespected than Barack Obama–and his family. The hatred for the nation’s first African American president is so deep that all but seven Republicans in the U.S. Senate were willing to write a letter to Iran […]

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LBJ’s defenders cheapen his accomplishments

LBJ’s defenders cheapen his accomplishments

| March 18, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Lyndon B. Johnson has done more to help African Americans and poor people than any modern president. But, his defenders are cheapening his legacy by inflating his accomplishments, which is an insult to the people–black and white–who lost their lives fighting for civil rights. The first and most obnoxious […]

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In Selma, Obama proved that he is ‘black enough’

In Selma, Obama proved that he is ‘black enough’

| March 11, 2015

Click here to watch video of the president’s speech. Click here to read the full text of the president’s speech. By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief SELMA, Ala.–Throughout his campaign for the presidency, Barack Obama was dogged by one question: Is he black enough? The question was repeated so often that after showing up late for […]

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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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