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UNCF stands its ground in Koch flap

UNCF stands its ground in Koch flap

| July 30, 2014

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist The controversy over the recent donation by the Koch Foundation to the UNCF begs a discussion of politics, education, and business.  After receiving a $25 million gift from the Charles Koch Foundation, the UNCF and its president,  Michael Lomax, took incoming fire from the AFSME union, which discontinued its funding […]

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The Lord sent UNCF gift—even if devil had to deliver it

The Lord sent UNCF gift—even if devil had to deliver it

| July 29, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Prior to his death in 2009, Oral Roberts, an American Pentecostal televangelist and president of Oral Roberts University, stirred up controversy with his alleged receipt of millions of dollars from a contributor’s gambling payout. A Fort Wayne minister made a clever statement about the alleged contribution. The minister said, “Sometimes the Lord […]

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Labor group withdraws UNCF support over Koch gift

Labor group withdraws UNCF support over Koch gift

| July 25, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)– Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, has discontinued supplying scholarships to the United Negro College Fund because it accepted a $25 million donation from ultra-conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch and UNCF President Michael Lomax apparent support for the brothers’ […]

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Did the UNCF make a deal with the devil?

Did the UNCF make a deal with the devil?

| June 26, 2014

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist When the Koch Foundation gave the United Negro College Fund $25 million, it set off a maelstrom of comments in cyberspace and real time.  How dare the UNCF take money from the Koch brothers, some asked.  They ought to send it back, said others.  One woman told me she would […]

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Koch brothers-backed group use misleading Aurora shootings related photo in political ad

Koch brothers-backed group use misleading Aurora shootings related photo in political ad

| April 24, 2014

We understand desperation drives people to do less than stand up things. But, is the mood of these people born of desperation or sheer glee in being mean spirited? Interesting that bullying has become a national issue. Unfortunately, people seem to miss that the majority of the nation’s bullying does not go on in the […]

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Who controls the Kochs’ political network?

Who controls the Kochs’ political network?

| March 26, 2014

Obscure limited liability companies have ultimate say over the Koch network’s nonprofits, which spend hundreds of millions of dollars to advance conservative causes. By Kim Barker and Theodoric Meyer Special to the NNPA from ProPublica Libertarian billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch were among the first to grasp the political potential of social welfare groups […]

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