Hopefully, the president’s pardons came because crack cocaine sentencing policies are racist and protect the rich while further disenfranchising the most vulnerable.
(GIN)—Record numbers of Facebook and Twitter users posted their thoughts and prayers for former South African leader Nelson Mandela and the nation with numbers running in the hundreds of thousands. Poems, videos, prayers and elegies filled the internet ether, before, during and after the state’s memorial service which took place Dec. 10 under heavy rain […]
During what he called one of his “favorite events every year,” President Obama presented 16 outstanding individuals, including four African Americans, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.
Of all the things President Barack Obama did wrong, he sho’ ’nuf’ got it right with the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). His critics make us wonder how some congressmen and citizens even have the smarts “to get out of bed in the morning.”
Let’s Do Better by Brenda Robinson A wise man, a personal friend, made a truthful analogy. He said, “when a person makes the statement, ‘If I were you, I would have done so and so,’ that message has no validity.” This wise man responds to such a statement with, “No, if you were me, you […]
Fort Wayne–On Saturday, Aug. 31, Organizing for Action volunteers will “Get Out the Facts” about Obamacare, calling out efforts to mislead and misinform people about the law. OFA volunteers will make sure their neighbors know the truth: millions of Americans just like them are already benefiting from the law, and millions more stand to benefit with enrollment […]
By George F. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief For more than four years, I have said that I liked candidate Barack Obama better than I like President Obama. Candidate Obama addressed the question of race head-on when pressured to distance himself from the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the Chicago pastor who led him to Christianity. But, President Obama […]