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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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White woman snubbed Charleston shooter for a black man

White woman snubbed Charleston shooter for a black man

| June 26, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA)–We may never know what ignited the explosion inside of white supremacist Dylann Roof that prompted him to kill nine African Americans attending Bible study at a black church in Charleston, S.C., but his hatred of blacks apparently deepened two years ago after a white female he was […]

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Fox New, AP also abused black youth

Fox New, AP also abused black youth

| June 23, 2015

George E. Curry By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Fox News blowhards will never admit that in covering the racially-charged swimming pool incident in McKinney, Texas, they blew it. But, that’s exactly what they did. And rather than acknowledge that they went overboard in defending the misconduct of the police officer involved – conduct that […]

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Hastert indictment spotlights Republican hypocrisy

Hastert indictment spotlights Republican hypocrisy

| June 10, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The indictment of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert and the disclosure that he may have been sexually involved with at least two boys while serving as a high school football and wrestling coach in Illinois exposes the hypocrisy of the self-appointed morality police. It turns out that Hastert is […]

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