Tag: racism

Systematic racism in America

Systematic racism in America

| March 18, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) report on the Ferguson, Mo. Police Department sheds a brighter light on a serious racial injustice malignancy that is not isolated or unique to that besieged city. What the Justice Department concluded in Ferguson, after months of intense investigation, exposes a systematic […]

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Colin Powell: GOP Holds ‘Dark Vein Of Intolerance’ (VIDEO)

Colin Powell: GOP Holds ‘Dark Vein Of Intolerance’ (VIDEO)

| March 9, 2015

Those of us who could read between the lines (including MOST of the few of us still aligned with Republicans from the days it was the “liberal” party) knew that Brother Powell was having misgivings about a good number of folks who claimed to be his political friends and allies. We could even see it […]

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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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Gun Ownership And Racist Attitudes Are Linked, Study Finds

Gun Ownership And Racist Attitudes Are Linked, Study Finds

| March 6, 2015

Wow! Talk about courting serious controversy before the upcoming elections. While we understand there are probably some seriously misleading conclusions that can be taken from this study, we can’t help but anecdotally note some of the folks we’ve seen proudly packing over the years—particularly members of openly white supremacist movements. As the study does seem […]

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Ebola:  Long, ugly tradition of treating Africans as savages

Ebola:  Long, ugly tradition of treating Africans as savages

| November 3, 2014

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist Of the nearly 10,000 people who have been infected by the Ebola virus, fewer than 20 have been outside of the African continent. But, you wouldn’t know it from much of the alarm that’s being raised in some European news outlets and by the outrage of some American politicians who […]

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Breaking white silence on racism

Breaking white silence on racism

| October 7, 2014

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnists On Sept. 15, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka did something quite fascinating. He spoke to a labor audience in St. Louis about race and racism. What was particularly noteworthy is that he was not speaking to a largely black or Latino audience. [To hear and see the speech, go to: […]

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Racism is not a card game

Racism is not a card game

| September 22, 2014

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist Whenever someone accuses an African American of playing the “race card,” I cringe. Racism  in America is not a card game. There is no such thing as “playing the race card” when it comes to making an accurate or rational evaluation of the socioeconomic and political plight of […]

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Differences in black and white

Differences in black and white

| September 2, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Public opinion polls confirm a fact that has been documented in instances ranging from the O.J. Simpson verdict to recent events in Ferguson: When it comes to race, blacks and whites largely view events through a different set of lenses. Several recent polls provided yet more proof of this […]

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U.S. ‘falling further behind’ on race relations

U.S. ‘falling further behind’ on race relations

| August 27, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Twenty years after signing the “International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination,” the U.S. continues to struggle with racial disparities in every major sector of American society. A coalition of American civil and human rights groups, submitted a report titled, “Falling Further Behind: Combating […]

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Cameroon soccer star felled by stones hurled in stadium—was it race?

Cameroon soccer star felled by stones hurled in stadium—was it race?

| August 27, 2014

(GIN)–Soccer star Albert Ebosse Bodjongo of Cameroon was killed almost instantly by a stone lobbed from the bleachers in the Tizi Ouzou stadium of north-central Algeria this weekend. He had been playing for the home team and made its only goal before the stone-throwing incident occurred. The Algerian Football/Soccer Federation lamented the death of the […]

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