By the Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr. NNPA News Wire Columnist Leaders provide vision. They help people understand where they are, how they got there and what they must do to go forward. They help calm nerves and strengthen courage. They are steady in times of trouble, inspiring in times of demoralization. Donald Trump’s reaction to […]
By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist In the aftermath of the Paris massacre and, later, the San Bernardino massacre, I have found myself wondering about the responses that we are hearing in the media and on the streets. It goes beyond Donald Trump’s ridiculous suggestion of banning Muslims from the USA. There seems […]
By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist I received a call a few days after the Paris terrorist attack from a relative. She was, quite understandably, deeply unsettled by the attack. She asked me why it was that the Muslim community was so silent about jihadist attacks. I told her that they were—and are—not […]
(GIN)–The head of the Catholic Church, making a historic trip to three countries in Africa, stopped in Nairobi’s Kangemi “informal settlement”, one of the city’s 12 enormous slums where approximately 60 percent of the population resides. With no sewage system and limited electricity, about 200,000 people live in Kangemi under tin roofs, on steep slopes […]
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist It’s getting more and more difficult to keep up with the lengthening list of people, groups and nations the Republican Party’s presidency-seekers are designating as targets. Undocumented Latino immigrants—and their American-citizen children? Check. Gays and lesbians? Sure. Asian immigrants and alleged “birth tourists” who take advantage of the 14th Amendment’s […]
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–In the last week of June, as the nation was still mourning and mulling over the massacre at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., seven other black churches across the South went up in flames. Solidarity came out of the ashes. Since July 2, the Respond With Love […]
By Ashahed M. Muhammad and Nisa Islam Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call The primary threat to law enforcement officers in America, is not coming from where you may think, say analysts. Angry white males at home are a far greater threat than foreigners abroad, they warn.(FinalCall.com)–There is a very real threat […]
A Muslim-led coup that brought chaos in the Central African Republic now threatens to ignite one of the worst religious wars on the continent.