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Hillary Clinton up close

Hillary Clinton up close

| July 23, 2016

By Kai EL’Zabar (Executive Editor, Chicago Defender) Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came to Chicago on her Midwest campaign jaunt to address the Women’s International Luncheon at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition 45th Annual Convention. After the luncheon, the “Chicago Defender” sat down, up close and personal, with the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee to get […]

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Where are the African American, Latino Mark Zuckerbergs, Sheryl Sandbergs?

Where are the African American, Latino Mark Zuckerbergs, Sheryl Sandbergs?

| July 23, 2016

By Hill Harper (NNPA News Wire Guest Columnist) The question, which came from a participant in a minority business empowerment seminar, quieted the room. The answer is simple: “They’re out there. But they don’t have a data plan.” That seems glib. But truth comes best in a simple package. The digital divide is real. Millions […]

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Ask Alma: My messy co-worker has no home training

Ask Alma: My messy co-worker has no home training

| July 22, 2016

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, I work in a small accounting office of 16 people. We sit in cubicles very close to one another and we have more men than women. This is important to share as I explain my situation: I have a problem with one of my co-workers. She’s […]

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Congressman John Lewis, one of a kind

Congressman John Lewis, one of a kind

| July 21, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) I have always had enormous admiration for Congressman John Lewis (D-Ga.) and that admiration increased exponentially when I watched him lead dozens of his congressional colleagues to sit-in on the floor of Congress to force a vote on gun control. As the supercilious Paul Ryan called for “decorum” […]

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Buffalo Soldiers celebrate 150th anniversary

Buffalo Soldiers celebrate 150th anniversary

| July 20, 2016

By Marilyn Marshall (Houston Defender, NNPA Member) The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum has a reason to celebrate. A century and a half ago black soldiers called “Buffalo Soldiers” first served in the American military. Beginning Monday, July 25 through Saturday, July 30, the museum will be the site of activities celebrating the 150th anniversary of […]

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Four lessons Americans should learn from the ‘Brexit’ vote

Four lessons Americans should learn from the ‘Brexit’ vote

| July 19, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) The day after 52 percent of United Kingdom citizens voted to leave the European Union, Google was deluged with questions. The most common: What is the European Union? That suggests that the people who voted to leave the European Union didn’t even know what it was. They didn’t […]

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Trump, Republican Party confuse outreach efforts with pandering

Trump, Republican Party confuse outreach efforts with pandering

| July 19, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) As long as the Republican Party continues to be dominated by the same ol’, same ol’ white male staffers, consultants and aides, they will continue to alienate the black community. As long as the Republican Party continues to “showcase” blacks who have absolutely no connection to the black […]

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Human rights campaing shows support for ‘common sense’ gun control

Human rights campaing shows support for ‘common sense’ gun control

| July 18, 2016

By Victoria Jones (NNPA/DTU Journalism Fellow, The Washington Informer) The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a civil rights advocacy group and political lobbying organization for the LGBTQ community, showed support for the victims of the Orlando massacre by posting photos of the victims with their names and ages in each window of their downtown Washington, D.C. […]

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Blackonomics: The difference between Jesse Williams’ BET speech and what comes next

Blackonomics: The difference between Jesse Williams’ BET speech and what comes next

| July 10, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA News Wire Columnist) More than a couple of million folks have responded to the words spoken by Jesse Williams, which points out the fact that many black people are mesmerized by words that excite us and stimulate our emotions. Rather than initiating practical and appropriate actions as a result of words […]

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Things the Republican Party gets totally wrong about race

Things the Republican Party gets totally wrong about race

| June 28, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) While there is no denying that Donald Trump has had a terrible past couple of weeks with his dogged focus on some obscure federal judge in San Diego, I think Trump can right the ship, but he has an extremely narrow window to do so. I will deal […]

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