Tag: Julianne Malveaux

Four things President Obama can do to help black folks in his last 100 days

Four things President Obama can do to help black folks in his last 100 days

| October 21, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) The countdown to President Obama’s last one hundred days began on Oct. 13. Already, the president has committed to spending his waning days in office by campaigning for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president. Indeed, he has put his legacy on the line, telling black people at his […]

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Updated: Republicans willing to dance with devil to win White House

Updated: Republicans willing to dance with devil to win White House

| October 18, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) is anticipating a Trump win in November. Or, at least, he is preparing for it. He says that if Republicans hold sway in the White House, the House and the Senate, he plans to use budget reconciliation to repeal the Patient Protection […]

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We must close payday loan debt trap once and for all

We must close payday loan debt trap once and for all

| October 11, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Between the unemployment rate report that was released in early September and the Census report on income and poverty that was released on Sept. 13, President Obama and his team got great news about the economic status of the average worker. Incomes are up a whopping 5.2 percent between […]

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What you need to know about voting Nov. 8

What you need to know about voting Nov. 8

| September 19, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Are you ready to vote? Are you registered? These may seem like simplistic questions, especially for those who are aware, but every year some folks are denied access to the polls, because they didn’t register on time, or they moved and their address does not match the address the […]

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This is why we have to invest in effective teachers

This is why we have to invest in effective teachers

| September 15, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) While millions of children (and teachers) welcome the call to go back to school in August and early September, all is not well in classrooms and school districts around the country. Even though every school district is not facing challenges, many urban school districts—where the majority of African American […]

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Hey, Donald, when was America great?

Hey, Donald, when was America great?

| September 6, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Our American exceptionalism allows us to shimmer, too fully in our greatness. We are the biggest and the baddest. We are the best armed and the most influential. We win the most Olympic medals and we have the most nuclear weapons. We are so great that we wave our […]

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Why do black business struggle to grow?

Why do black business struggle to grow?

| September 6, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) The most recent data on minority-owned firms in the United States was collected in 2012 (and released at the end of 2015). It showed that the number of minority-owned firms rose from 5.8 million in 2007 to eight million in 2012. Hispanic-owned firms grew the most rapidly—by 46 percent […]

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Congressman John Lewis, one of a kind

Congressman John Lewis, one of a kind

| July 21, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) I have always had enormous admiration for Congressman John Lewis (D-Ga.) and that admiration increased exponentially when I watched him lead dozens of his congressional colleagues to sit-in on the floor of Congress to force a vote on gun control. As the supercilious Paul Ryan called for “decorum” […]

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Four lessons Americans should learn from the ‘Brexit’ vote

Four lessons Americans should learn from the ‘Brexit’ vote

| July 19, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) The day after 52 percent of United Kingdom citizens voted to leave the European Union, Google was deluged with questions. The most common: What is the European Union? That suggests that the people who voted to leave the European Union didn’t even know what it was. They didn’t […]

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John McCain foolishly blames President Obama for Orlando massacre

John McCain foolishly blames President Obama for Orlando massacre

| July 15, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) The cretin who took an assault weapon into Pulse, an Orlando nightclub, on “salsa night” is beneath contempt. Was his target the LBGTQ community, Latinos, or simply human beings? After all, it is somewhat reductive to simply describe Pulse as a “gay club.” It catered to the LBGTQ […]

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