Tag: Julianne Malveaux

What we can learn from the Black Panther Party today

What we can learn from the Black Panther Party today

| January 26, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Matthew “Peanut” Johnson was 16 years-old when San Francisco police officer Alvin Johnson killed him. The unarmed teen was said to have been fleeing a stolen car, and Officer Johnson claimed that he feared for his life, so he shot. The Sept. 27, 1966 slaying was too much for […]

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Today’s activists can learning from King’s ‘creative disruption’

Today’s activists can learning from King’s ‘creative disruption’

| January 26, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) When Dr. Martin Luther King envisioned the Poor People’s Campaign in 1968, he envisioned all kinds of people descending on our nation’s capital, bringing demands to federal agencies. He envisioned people pushing for affordable housing, for quality education, for better health care, for minority business development programs, and more. […]

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2016 presidential election exposed America’s racist, sexist patriarchy for world to see

2016 presidential election exposed America’s racist, sexist patriarchy for world to see

| November 20, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Just a few days before the corrosive 2016 election, it occurs to me that no matter what the outcome, our social fabric has been shredded by the ugliness of this campaign. Sure, there have been ugly campaigns before, but this one has revealed the extent to which racism and […]

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Trumpo won election, but white supremacy won’t win forever

Trumpo won election, but white supremacy won’t win forever

| November 11, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Contributor) I began election night with exuberance. I was among the many who forecast a Hillary win. The only disagreement among my circle was how big the Hillary rout would be. I thought she’d get at least 300 electoral college votes, and hoped that she’d thump Trump by getting as […]

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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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