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NFL domestic abusers get tap on wrist

NFL domestic abusers get tap on wrist

| September 22, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The NFL–which has been referred to as everything from the National Felons League to, in the cases of players, Not For Long–has imposed a lifetime ban on Ray Rice yet rarely disciplines other brazen offenders. And when a team takes the rare action of disciplining a player for striking […]

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Cops lied about ‘suicides’ of two handcuffed black men

Cops lied about ‘suicides’ of two handcuffed black men

| September 10, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Caught cheating by his wife, comedian Groucho Marx asked, “Who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes?” In case after case, when police are caught killing an unarmed African American—and trying to cover it up—they expect us to suspend our sight and our common sense. This is particularly […]

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Differences in black and white

Differences in black and white

| September 2, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Public opinion polls confirm a fact that has been documented in instances ranging from the O.J. Simpson verdict to recent events in Ferguson: When it comes to race, blacks and whites largely view events through a different set of lenses. Several recent polls provided yet more proof of this […]

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Democrats’ ‘smart butt white boys syndrome’

Democrats’ ‘smart butt white boys syndrome’

| August 7, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist In 1984, former UN Ambassador Andrew Young described the inner circle of Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale as “smart a– white boys” who thought they knew everything.  Obviously, they didn’t because Mondale lost the general election by a large margin to Ronald Reagan. Knowing that in a president’s second-term, […]

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A  victory for affirmative action

A  victory for affirmative action

| July 30, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Almost lost among the news in recent weeks about the war in the Middle East and a war of another kind in Washington between Republicans and President Obama was a bit of good news:  A federal appeals court, acting on a case remanded by the Supreme Court, upheld the University […]

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Republicans’ selective memory on Executive Orders

Republicans’ selective memory on Executive Orders

| July 18, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, arguably the most overrated U.S. president in history, there they go again. They, of course, are Republicans in the House of Representatives. And they are going after President Obama yet again, this time over his use of executive orders, presidential directives that have been issued […]

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Democrats ‘ain’t loyal’

Democrats ‘ain’t loyal’

| July 15, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The Rev. Jamal Bryant of Baltimore was widely criticized recently for quoting a line from a popular Chris Brown’s song: “Hoes Ain’t Loyal.”  Bryant could have avoided controversy—and been on point—if he had instead said, “Democrats ain’t loyal.” They ain’t, to borrow the vernacular. Although people of color comprised […]

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Right-wing gets it wrong on Mississippi

Right-wing gets it wrong on Mississippi

| July 12, 2014

White conservatives upset blacks voted Republican By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist If you ever doubted that conservatives were sore losers, the recent Senate election in Mississippi should remove all doubt. After complaining for a half century about blacks not voting  for Republicans, African Americans did just that in the GOP runoff between incumbent Senator […]

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Right wing media pretends racism doesn’t exist

Right wing media pretends racism doesn’t exist

| June 11, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist A new posting by MediaMatters.org, the media watchdog group, sums up the conservative strategy under the headline, “Don’t Litigate It, Don’t Ever Talk About It: Right-Wing Media’s Solution to Racial Discrimination.” The report recounts the media storm touched off by “The Case for Reparations,” Ta-Nehisi Coates’ excellent cover story in […]

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Better way to compensate college athletes

Better way to compensate college athletes

| May 23, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Athletes at Northwestern University shocked the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the governing body of college sports, by taking steps to unionize student/athletes. Surprisingly, NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell, former NFL great Jim Brown and Harry Edwards, who organized a human rights protest at the 1968 Olympics in […]

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