Tag: obama

This is why Republicans need to stop hating on Trump

This is why Republicans need to stop hating on Trump

| August 23, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Any member of an organization that truly cares about the group will not hesitate to hold the leadership accountable for the group’s actions, if they deem them to be inconsistent with the mission of the group. This is because they want to see the group succeed in fulfilling […]

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A tale of two conventions

A tale of two conventions

| August 4, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Having attended the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland two weeks ago and having intently watched the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on TV last week, I couldn’t help but notice how distorted both conventions were, especially in terms of the media’s coverage of them. In the black community, […]

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Young African leaders complete U.S. tour, prepare to meet Obama

Young African leaders complete U.S. tour, prepare to meet Obama

| August 2, 2016

(GIN)—With media attention glued to the salacious details of the U.S. election, a signature program of President Obama is flying under the radar, preparing young African leaders with advanced leadership skills to bring home to their countries. Participants in the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders are enrolled in an intensive, six-week program on […]

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Anatomy of the word ‘shellacking’

Anatomy of the word ‘shellacking’

| July 20, 2016

Gerald W. Deas, M.D.MPH At Downstate Medical Center, where I have taught for many years, one of the courses that first-year medical students have to take is an anatomy class. There they are shown how to vut open and dissect the remains of people who have donated their bodies to science so that students can […]

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Who owns that trademark?

Who owns that trademark?

| June 13, 2016

Names behind some words might surprise you By Eric Easter, Urban News Service When he died, the rock star, Prince, left not only a vault containing a treasure trove of music and videos. He also left behind the ownership of a highly valuable trademark for the right to exploit his name for multiple uses. But, […]

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Muhammad Ali remembered as ‘the greatest,’ ‘true American hero’

Muhammad Ali remembered as ‘the greatest,’ ‘true American hero’

| June 12, 2016

Inside, outside ring, the champ made a difference By Stacy M. Brown (The Washington Informer, NNPA Member) Muhammad Ali’s historic win against George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire in 1974 was perhaps the greatest of all of his ring victories. Ali dropped Foreman in the eighth round of that heavyweight bout known as “The Rumble in […]

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It’s time for blacks to diversify voting portfolios

It’s time for blacks to diversify voting portfolios

| June 2, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Blacks gave Obama 96 percent of their votes in 2008 and 94 percent of their votes in 2012. We, by far, are the most loyal voting block for Obama in the entire U.S. According to the Pew Research Center, for the 2012 presidential election, turnout by race was: […]

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President Obama deserves ‘high five’ for Howard U speech

President Obama deserves ‘high five’ for Howard U speech

| May 29, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) I was apprehensive when I learned that President Obama would give the commencement speech at Howard University this year. I feared a repeat of his Morehouse speech, his yammering and scolding of African Americans in a manner so objectionable as to repulse. The Morehouse speech was, charitably speaking, […]

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Meet Licensed Psychotherapist Ajuma K. Muhammad (Part one of two)

Meet Licensed Psychotherapist Ajuma K. Muhammad (Part one of two)

| May 26, 2016

Self-knowledge a key to liberation By Eric D. Hackley After my first conversation with Brother Sage of South Bend, Ind., he told me months ago that he had a former student whom he wanted me to meet and interview. Ladies and gentlemen, please meet Licensed Psychotherapist Ajuma K. Muhammed, and owner of Ajuma’s Counseling Services […]

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Harriet Tubman’s face on new $20 bill is priceless

Harriet Tubman’s face on new $20 bill is priceless

| May 26, 2016

By Walter Rhett (NNPA News Wire Contributor) President Obama said in his recent remarks that Harriet Tubman would likely greet the news she was on the $20 with little fanfare. In fact she might question how that would buy freedom. Still, while the change “on the money” is significant it has already become a political […]

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