Tag: obama

#BlackGirlsMatter Right Here in America

| March 26, 2015

By Walter Fields NNPA Columnist Every morning, when I fix my teenage daughter breakfast and drop her off to school, she reminds me that #BlackGirlsMatter. Her journey has not been easy; made all the more difficult by an experience, beginning in middle school and persisting to high school, that threatened to crush her dreams by […]

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Below-the-belt attacks on the Obamas

Below-the-belt attacks on the Obamas

| March 24, 2015

Many Republicans flirt with tradition of treason By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist No United States president has been more disrespected than Barack Obama–and his family. The hatred for the nation’s first African American president is so deep that all but seven Republicans in the U.S. Senate were willing to write a letter to Iran […]

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President meets with black civil rights, political, religious leaders

President meets with black civil rights, political, religious leaders

| March 13, 2015

By Shantella Y. Sherman Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper President Obama recently met with African-American civil rights and faith leaders to provide an update on the administration’s priorities as described in the State of the Union. The meeting was also an opportunity to have a dialogue with the leaders about the issues […]

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Remarks by the president at the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches

Remarks by the president at the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches

| March 10, 2015

Click here to read NNPA Columnist George Curry’s commentary on the president’s speech: “In Selma, Obama proved he is black enough” Click here to watch video of the president’s speech. President Barack Obama at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Selma, Ala. AUDIENCE MEMBER:  We love you, President Obama! THE PRESIDENT:  Well, you know I love you […]

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The GOP’s ‘acting-the-fool’ dynamic

The GOP’s ‘acting-the-fool’ dynamic

| March 9, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Among the formal definitions for “acting the fool” are: one who is deficient in judgment, sense or understanding. Perhaps the dictionaries should add a new one: today’s Republican Party February was a great month for those who think the GOP has become a dustbin of ideological extremists with no […]

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Democrats still searching for winning formula

Democrats still searching for winning formula

| March 9, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel just got spanked. Despite a campaign war chest of more than $15 million and the support of President Barack Obama, the former congressman and White House chief of staff could not avoid a runoff in the non-partisan election. Garnering 45 percent of the vote to runner-up […]

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Obama Stands By Report on Ferguson, Missouri Police Bias Against Blacks

Obama Stands By Report on Ferguson, Missouri Police Bias Against Blacks

| March 6, 2015

While this report is sure to anger many, particularly in the law enforcement community, many others, especially in “minority” communities will see it as vindication and proof that repeated reports of police abuse and violation of citizens’ constitutional rights by police agencies is not just paranoid ramblings. In fact, some in the police community have […]

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Plans for two separate Selma marches cancelled as groups unify

Plans for two separate Selma marches cancelled as groups unify

| February 24, 2015

WASHINGTON (NNPA)–A very public conflict between the Bridge Crossing Jubilee Inc., the local group that has been commemorating the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery March for more than four decades, and the largely white-run The Faith & Politics Institute, a Washington-based group that had organized competing marches in Selma and Montgomery on the weekend commemorating the 50th anniversary […]

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Reclaiming the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Reclaiming the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

| February 10, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist The 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday should have a different impact on the collective consciousness of Black America. Why? Because once again there are millions of black Americans who are more determined than ever to keep pushing forward to achieve full freedom, justice, equality and empowerment. […]

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Making no progress on race with ‘progressives’

Making no progress on race with ‘progressives’

| February 10, 2015

Julianne Malveaux By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist I like Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). Her progressive ideas are just what we need while Hilary Clinton is straddling the fence, and still cozying up with bankers. Warren says she isn’t running for president, but there are quite a few political action committees urging her to run. Like […]

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