Tag: Julianne Malveaux

The State of the Union Address: Class act, crass responses

The State of the Union Address: Class act, crass responses

| January 25, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA News Wire Columnist President Obama did his thing when he delivered the State of the Union address (SOTU) on Tuesday night. There was confidence in his speech, some off-the-cuff humor and a little swagger when he rattled off his accomplishments and asserted that the SOU is “strong.” While I disagree with […]

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia defends racism from bench

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia defends racism from bench

| December 22, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA News Wire Columnist On the same day that President Barack Obama gave a stirring and historically grounded commemoration regarding the 150th anniversary of the passage of the 13th Amendment, the one that “abolished” slavery, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia chose to disregard tenets of equality and opportunity from the bench during […]

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Don’t believe the holiday hype

Don’t believe the holiday hype

| December 3, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA News Wire Columnist The build-up began right after Halloween, when the newspapers got thicker; the advertising inserts longer, and e-mails touting shopping bargains coming more frequently. Buy! Buy! Buy! The exhortations are almost hypnotic. Buy, buy more, and buy even more. Sellers have become far more aggressive in trying to separate […]

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Republicans ignore black people

Republicans ignore black people

| November 20, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist As I watched the recent Republican debate, I thought about Kanye West and the comments he made after Hurricane Katrina decimated New Orleans. He said, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” Later, he tiptoed away from the comment by saying he “regretted” it, but he never apologized. Five years […]

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What’s wrong with the truth? In defense of Quentin Tarantino

What’s wrong with the truth? In defense of Quentin Tarantino

| November 12, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Award-winning film director Quentin Tarantino gets high props for stepping up to tell some truth about the many murders of African Americans at the hands of misbehaving police officers. How, after all, can you justify the killing of a baby boy, Tamir Rice? Or the illegal choking of Eric Garner? […]

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Ten questions every presidential candidate must answer

Ten questions every presidential candidate must answer

| October 30, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Bye, bye Biden. The vice-president who might have given the Honorable Hillary Clinton a run for her money has concluded that the timing is not right for him. Clinton needs someone to rattle her cage, to push her to be more focused in the general election. Now, Senator Bernie Sanders […]

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‘Feral’ Facebook comments show racism alive, well

‘Feral’ Facebook comments show racism alive, well

| October 15, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist You can run, but you can’t hide from racism. I was preparing to write a column on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the trade agreement that President Barack Obama wants to fast track through Congress. I considered tackling the Planned Parenthood kerfuffle, as Republicans are targeting a most important women’s health […]

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Ben Carson: The brother from another planet

Ben Carson: The brother from another planet

| October 7, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux Provided to NNPA member newspapers courtesy of Trice Edney News Wire (TriceEdneyWire.com)—When neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson started flirting for a presidential run, I thought he had lost his mind.  Now that he has jumped into the fray, opening his mouth one too many times, I know he has.  The problem?  Too many […]

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‘Angry black’ gunmen

‘Angry black’ gunmen

| September 12, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Alison Parker, a rookie news reporter at WDJB, the Roanoke, Va. CBS affiliate, had turned 24 just days before she was murdered on Aug. 26. Her work partner, cameraman Adam Ward, was about to move to Charlotte, N.C. because his fiancé, a producer at WDJB, had a new job. Both […]

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Can Hillary survive email controversy?

Can Hillary survive email controversy?

| September 4, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist If you had asked me just a year ago if former Secretary of State and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton would be the Democratic nominee for president of the United States I’d have replied “no question.” I expected a near-coronation on the Democratic side, and a little rough-and-tumble on the Republican […]

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