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Standing on sacred ground: Marking the Slocum Massacre, other massacres, lynchings

Standing on sacred ground: Marking the Slocum Massacre, other massacres, lynchings

| February 12, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA News Wire Columnist Three unarmed black men encountered a group of white men walking down a dirt road in Slocum, Texas on July 29, 1910. Without warning, and with no reason, the white men opened fire on the black men. And for two days, white men simply slaughtered black people. Eight […]

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Beyond the Rhetoric: Back to basics—vote intelligently

Beyond the Rhetoric: Back to basics—vote intelligently

| February 11, 2016

By Harry C. Alford NNPA News Wire Columnist We have been going through my archives. Some of my writings from the past still apply today. Some are more relevant today than they were back then (in the 1980s). The following is one of those articles that I’m compelled to republish. The emergence of Ronald Reagan […]

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Hillary Clinton tours Flint, Mich.

Hillary Clinton tours Flint, Mich.

| February 11, 2016

By D. Kevin McNeir NNPA News Wire Contributing Writer Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took a pause from campaigning on Sunday, Feb. 7 to visit Flint, Mich., at the invitation of the city’s mayor, Karen Weaver, following weeks of conversations between the two leaders about the health crisis that citizens, particularly children, continue to face […]

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Beyond the Rhetoric: Filthy rich, dangerous—Part 1

Beyond the Rhetoric: Filthy rich, dangerous—Part 1

| February 11, 2016

By Harry C. Alford NNPA News Wire Columnist My early days of being an activist seem so simple now. A hot head reporter or radio personality would challenge my actions and I would simply shut him/her down with my quips and verbal jockeying. An IRS series of audits, police interrogations, being pulled over by the […]

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A hopefully, constructive letter to the Bernie Sanders campaign

A hopefully, constructive letter to the Bernie Sanders campaign

| February 11, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist To the Campaign: I am writing as a concerned Sanders supporter. I am thrilled that the campaign has caught on as it has. Senator Sanders has raised many of the issues that need to be raised, which are generally ignored by the political establishment. He is correct […]

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‘Status Quo No Mo’

‘Status Quo No Mo’

| February 11, 2016

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Houston Forward Times “Now, as a nation, we don’t promise equal outcomes, but we were founded on the idea everybody should have an equal opportunity to succeed. No matter who you are, what you look like, where you come from, you can make […]

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Black love, unity: The new normal

Black love, unity: The new normal

| February 10, 2016

By Jeffrey L. Boney Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Houston Forward Times If ever there was a time we needed to turn back the hands of time and return to a place where there was a strong sense of Black Love and Black Unity—that time is now. I remember growing up and listening […]

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All elections matter: It’s Time to make our voices heard at ballot box in 2016

All elections matter: It’s Time to make our voices heard at ballot box in 2016

| February 9, 2016

By Melanie L. Campbell NNPA News Wire Guest Columnist At the time of this writing, in just over a week, Iowa, which has a 3.4 percent black population and New Hampshire, which is less than two percent black, will hold their presidential caucus and primary. From there, the primary battles move to states with larger […]

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Former cop Daniel Holtzclaw sentenced to 263 years

Former cop Daniel Holtzclaw sentenced to 263 years

| February 8, 2016

Officer ‘violated his badge’ by committing sexual assaults By Attorney Benjamin L. Crump NNPA News Wire Guest Columnist “Wrong is wrong: justice needs to be served,” is a statement that my client Jannie Ligons made when she was interviewed shortly after Daniel Holtzclaw was found guilty of rape, forcible oral sodomy and other charges against […]

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Blackonomics: Unrepresented by our representatives

Blackonomics: Unrepresented by our representatives

| February 8, 2016

1 Samuel 8 describes our predicament By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist Does it really matter who wins the presidency? How can it matter to black folks, considering the way we “play” politics? We have no power, no leverage, and little or no influence in the political arena, and even worse it seems we […]

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