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Facing America’s lynching frenzy

Facing America’s lynching frenzy

| March 4, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist We live in an era when humankind seems awash in war-driven atrocities. Men, and in some instances, boys–for this is, overwhelmingly, a matter of the sins of males–who once lived within the boundaries of decency have dedicated themselves to committing crimes of shocking depravity. Whether driven by tricked-up political […]

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Gay Marriage in Alabama

Gay Marriage in Alabama

| February 25, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist It’s entirely appropriate that the bigoted antics of Alabama’s conservative, publicity-hound Chief Justice Roy S. Moore in unsuccessfully trying to block the right of same-sex couples to marry there erupted in February–Black History Month. For his actions that briefly led some of the state’s 68 probate judges to not […]

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Civic lessons, civil rights

Civic lessons, civil rights

| February 8, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Sam Cooke’s early 1960s pop tune, “Don’t Know Much About History,” was a big hit on the charts. Unfortunately, the gospel and soul star’s lyrics also expressed a reality that still haunts American society. Just Google the phrase “don’t know much about history,” and you’ll see the breadth of […]

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Selma and the folks at the ‘back of the line’

Selma and the folks at the ‘back of the line’

| January 29, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist I wasn’t surprised that Ava DuVernay’s “Selma” was nearly completely snubbed for the Oscar nominations, as were several “white” films and white actors and directors. I never thought that, after last year’s breakthrough for “12 Years a Slave,” the Oscar voting academy was going to make another powerful drama […]

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The ‘real’ dream speech

The ‘real’ dream speech

| January 23, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today!” A suggestion for these days of special attention to […]

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The content of Steve Scalise’s character

The content of Steve Scalise’s character

| January 7, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist There they go again! Just as the Republican Party is poised to take control of Congress, a key official’s actions and words remind us–just in time for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday–that it remains implacably hostile to what King represented and what the holiday stands for. Louisiana […]

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Rep. Steve King’s racist immigration formula

Rep. Steve King’s racist immigration formula

| December 28, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist One of the many questions that hover over President Obama’s historic breakthrough in ending the U.S. government’s half-century-long Cold War standoff with Cuba is this: How will it affect the rollout of the president’s executive action granting some four million undocumented immigrants within America’s borders temporary legal status? The […]

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A license to kill black men

A license to kill black men

| December 15, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist From nearly the moment he was attacked by a New York City police officer July 18, the world has, via that chilling video, watched Eric Garner die. Are we now about to see the “traditions” that led to his death and—thus far—have enabled his killer to escape justice die, […]

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Midterm election lies and consequences

Midterm election lies and consequences

| November 26, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist One source of the widespread losses the Democratic Party suffered this month in the midterm elections can be traced to the Ebola crisis that began claiming numerous victims across the U.S. last month—a crisis many attributed to the managerial incompetence of President Obama for not preventing the disease’s appearance […]

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Midterm election lies and consequences

Midterm election lies and consequences

| November 19, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist One source of the widespread losses the Democratic Party suffered this month in the midterm elections can be traced to the Ebola crisis that began claiming numerous victims across the U.S. last month—a crisis many attributed to the managerial incompetence of President Obama for not preventing the disease’s appearance […]

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