Tag: Julianne Malveaux

Release low-level, nonviolent drug offenders

Release low-level, nonviolent drug offenders

| July 29, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Jerry Alan Bailey was sentenced to more than 30 years in federal prison for conspiring to violate federal narcotics laws. Shauna Barry-Scott was sentenced to 20 years for having cocaine in her possession and intending to distribute it. Jerome Wayne Johnson grew marijuana plants and was charged with intending to […]

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Rewriting Confederate history

Rewriting Confederate history

| July 8, 2015

Julianne Malveaux By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist On their website, the Sons of Confederate Veterans describe themselves as preserving the “history and legacy” of the Confederacy. Their organization, they say, is “dedicated to ensuring that “a true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved.” I would suggest, instead, that the Sons of Confederate Veterans is […]

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Time for young people to stop the violence

Time for young people to stop the violence

| June 10, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist I only recently embraced my status as an “elder.” Actually, I describe myself as an “episodic elder,” eager enough to take one of those lovely “senior” discounts when it serves my purpose, yet reluctant to turn in my party card. Elder status hit me upside the head, though, when a […]

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Death of black woman after police encounter sheds light on mental health, police abuse, cries for justice

Death of black woman after police encounter sheds light on mental health, police abuse, cries for justice

| June 10, 2015

By Charlene Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call LOS ANGELES (FinalCall.com)–Alesia Thomas, a black mother with mental health challenges, ended up arrested, punched, kicked and dead after an encounter involving five white LAPD officers, but only one of them Mary O’Callaghan currently stands trial. Ofc. O’Callaghan could only serve a maximum of […]

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Justice is not blind

Justice is not blind

| June 4, 2015 | Reply

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist When racist attitudes, either conscious or subconscious, are combined with the discretionary powers that law enforcement officers have, the result is a differential outcome, with African Americans more likely to be the targets of “blind justice.” Most of our politicians and leaders are exploiting subconscious racism, and pandering to explicit […]

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Should African Americans endorse whites over blacks?

Should African Americans endorse whites over blacks?

| April 17, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Two prominent black Maryland officials–Montgomery County Executive Issiah Leggett and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III–have endorsed Congressman Chris Van Hollen, a white, over black Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards in the race to replace retiring Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski. So far, Edwards is the only African American in […]

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Let members of Congress live like other people

Let members of Congress live like other people

| March 17, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) couldn’t bring his French bulldog, Lily, on an Amtrak train. So when Amtrak funding came up for a vote, he inserted a provision that required one car on an Amtrak train to be designated a “pet car.” Pet owners will pay a fee to bring their […]

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Democrats still searching for winning formula

Democrats still searching for winning formula

| March 9, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel just got spanked. Despite a campaign war chest of more than $15 million and the support of President Barack Obama, the former congressman and White House chief of staff could not avoid a runoff in the non-partisan election. Garnering 45 percent of the vote to runner-up […]

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(Black) Women’s History Month: Overlooked achievements

(Black) Women’s History Month: Overlooked achievements

| March 4, 2015

Editor’s note: The following piece by NNPA columnist Julianne Malveaux was written for Women’s History Month 2014. Given its timeliness and pointed commentary on how the history of black women in the U.S. typically goes unnoticed, we pulled Sister Malveaux’s essay from the NNPA archives to share with Frost Illustrated readers for this Women’s History […]

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Poverty doesn’t have to be a state of mind

Poverty doesn’t have to be a state of mind

| February 19, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist The racial differential in the poverty rate is staggering. Last time I checked, about 12 percent people in the U.S., one in eight people are poor. Depending on race and ethnicity, however, poverty is differently experienced. Fewer than one in 10 whites are poor; more than one in four African […]

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