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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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Blacks outraged by Ferguson grand jury decision

Blacks outraged by Ferguson grand jury decision

| November 26, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Long after the St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert M. McCulloch announced Officer Darren Wilson will not be prosecuted in connection with the killing of unarmed Ferguson, Mo. teenager Michael Brown and burning tempers and flames had subsided, African American leaders were still expressing their disappointment in a criminal […]

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Sweet home Alabama

Sweet home Alabama

| November 25, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist It’s been almost 50 years since I lived in Tuscaloosa, Ala. I go back from time to time, but not much after Mama moved to Cleveland about 35 years ago and later to Augusta, Ga. Except for a couple of cousins, all of my relatives have either died or […]

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Time for black Democrats to switch

Time for black Democrats to switch

| November 20, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The midterm elections are over, the final numbers are in and they don’t look pretty if you’re a progressive. So, I am going to propose something our national African American leaders should have suggested a long time ago: It’s time for us to switch. No, not to the Republican […]

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Watching the elections from abroad

Watching the elections from abroad

| November 12, 2014

George E. Curry By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist JERUSALEM—On Election Night, I usually stay awake as long as my eyelids are willing to cooperate. But, this year was different. Instead of alternating between watching CNN and tracking results on the Internet, I was in the Holy Land, nearly 6,000 miles from my office in […]

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Holder’s legacy: No coward on race

Holder’s legacy: No coward on race

| October 9, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist After being confirmed as the nation’s first African American U.S. attorney general, Eric H. Holder Jr. wasted little time putting everyone on notice that he would not tip-toe around the volatile subject of race. “Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things […]

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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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