Tag: jim crow

William Barber’s prophertic voice demands voting rights, justice for all

William Barber’s prophertic voice demands voting rights, justice for all

| August 23, 2016

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA News Wire Contributor) The headlines blared almost non-stop. “Rev. William Barber Rattles the Windows, Shakes the DNC Walls,” NBC News said. “The Rev. William Barber dropped the mic,” the Washington Post marveled. And, “Americans who’d never heard of Rev. William Barber II won’t be able to forget him after last […]

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You have to understand why ‘Diamond’ and ‘Silk’ support Trump

You have to understand why ‘Diamond’ and ‘Silk’ support Trump

| March 22, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist I saw it on Facebook. These two black women at a Trump rally expressing their support for “The Donald.” I realized, once again, that there is a certain type of emotional naiveté that I possess when it comes to our people. I assume that in light of […]

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‘You’ve Just Got to Pray:’ A Civil Rights Movement Veteran’s Story

‘You’ve Just Got to Pray:’ A Civil Rights Movement Veteran’s Story

| November 11, 2015

Part 1 of 4 Editor’s note: The following piece centering on local coach and youth advocate H.C. Story was originally written by student Rebecca Dorrill for Professor William F. Hall’s Politics, Religion and Mass Social Protest Movements in American Democratic Society class at Washington University in St. Louis in 2005. While many know Coach Story’s […]

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Aunt Jemima found after nearly 100 years

Aunt Jemima found after nearly 100 years

| September 12, 2015

Far from the elaborate crypts at Chicago’s prominent Oak Woods Cemetery, the original Aunt Jemima lies in an unmarked grave in an area that’s more fit for the forgotten By Erick Johnson Special to the NNPA from The Chicago Crusader Her name was Nancy Green. Away from the elaborate tombs and ornate grave markers bearing […]

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Our white liberal conundrum

Our white liberal conundrum

| September 1, 2015

By Walter L. Fields NNPA Columnist One of the enduring debates since the enslavement of Africans in the American colonies has been the extent to which well-meaning whites can appropriate black suffering and be a true participant in our liberation. From the roots of the abolitionist movement to the Niagara Movement, and subsequent founding of […]

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What do we do after Charleston?

What do we do after Charleston?

| July 14, 2015

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist “For in a warm climate, no man will labour for himself who can make another labour for him. This is so true, that of the proprietors of slaves a very small proportion indeed are ever seen to labor. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when […]

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Jim Crow’s ancestors—and children

Jim Crow’s ancestors—and children

| June 10, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels       NNPA Columnist At first glance, one might be hard-pressed to think that a recent opinion piece on the 1970s origins of the religious right as a political force and a new book on the causes of America’s founding, the war of independence of the 1770-1780 decades, would have […]

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Arizona governor stands up for U.S. Constitution in same-sex decision

| March 1, 2014

  By Brenda Robinson Republican Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed Senate Bill 1062. We’re glad she did. Otherwise, Arizona and the nation would have some difficult days ahead, including the governor. Brewer, and rightfully so, looked at the political and social effects of the bill, but also the discriminatory nature. She concluded, the bill would […]

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