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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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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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Obama is no ‘lame duck’ president

Obama is no ‘lame duck’ president

| September 17, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Almost as surprising as Barack Obama’s election as the nation’s first African American president is his success in not becoming a lame duck president, a term normally applied to a politically weakened outgoing president’s last two years in office. Few presidents have been as lame as George W. Bush, […]

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Demonizing ‘Black Lives Matter’

Demonizing ‘Black Lives Matter’

| September 9, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Led by Fox News, conservatives are trying to discredit the #Black Lives Matter Movement by claiming incorrectly that it is a black hate group that encourages the killing of police officers. On the Aug. 31 edition of Fox & Friends, Elizabeth Hasselbeck asked, “Why has the Black Lives Movement—Black […]

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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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