Tag: racism

Society voluntarily changing ‘associations’

Society voluntarily changing ‘associations’

| June 13, 2016

By Rex Bell I started a construction business 42 years ago, and I’m still running it today. A couple of years ago, a woman called us about having some work done on her house. It was an extensive job, so I set up an appointment and met her one evening to discuss the project. About […]

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

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

| June 2, 2016

‘No ways tired’—Role models crucial to showing positive path By Eric D. Hackley Editor’s note: The following is the second part of a two-part interview Eric Hackley conducted with Ferguson, Mo. native and Licensed Psychotherapist Ajuma K. Muhammed, and owner of Ajuma’s Counseling Services L.L.C. In this week’s installment, Brother Ajuma talks about the impact […]

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This is why the GOP can’t win black votes without Trump

This is why the GOP can’t win black votes without Trump

| March 14, 2016

By Raynard Jackson NNPA News Wire Columnist The party establishment can’t fathom the thought of Trump being our nominee, despite him playing by the very rules that the establishment, who are trying to sabotage his campaign, created. Go figure. I am stunned that many in the establishment ran over each other to denounce Trump over […]

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How the Obama presidency exposed America’s unchanged ways

How the Obama presidency exposed America’s unchanged ways

| March 7, 2016

By Deric Muhammad Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Houston Forward Times “It’s been a looooooong; a long time coming, but I know, a change gon’ come.”—Sam Cooke (A Change Gonna Come; 1964) It was 1964, in the throes of the Civil Rights movement, when Sam Cooke released his classic anthem “A Change […]

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Racism, bigotry doing well in Republican Party

Racism, bigotry doing well in Republican Party

| January 4, 2016

By Roger Caldwell NNPA News Wire Columnist As the 2016 election heats up, there is something wrong in a party when the candidates don’t want to operate with political correctness. In this election cycle, the Republican candidates have decided to think and behave as an outsider. By acting as an outsider, they are not obligated […]

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Open expressions of racism

Open expressions of racism

| January 4, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist The other day, a friend of mine, after hearing the latest rants by presidential candidate Donald Trump, asked whether we are better off with open expressions of racism than having such expressions silenced. I found the question quite interesting and provocative. It spoke to the nature of […]

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Is Islamophobia the ‘acceptable’ racism of the 21st century?

Is Islamophobia the ‘acceptable’ racism of the 21st century?

| December 30, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist In the aftermath of the Paris massacre and, later, the San Bernardino massacre, I have found myself wondering about the responses that we are hearing in the media and on the streets. It goes beyond Donald Trump’s ridiculous suggestion of banning Muslims from the USA. There seems […]

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‘Feral’ Facebook comments show racism alive, well

‘Feral’ Facebook comments show racism alive, well

| October 15, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist You can run, but you can’t hide from racism. I was preparing to write a column on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the trade agreement that President Barack Obama wants to fast track through Congress. I considered tackling the Planned Parenthood kerfuffle, as Republicans are targeting a most important women’s health […]

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Republicans use cruelty as political weapon

Republicans use cruelty as political weapon

| August 2, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Donald Trump, the blowhard mogul masquerading as presidential candidate, has once again discovered the problem with trying to be a demagogue in a democracy: It’s the risk of “going too far.” Sometimes that means merely being made to look foolish–as when President Obama early in the 2012 presidential election […]

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Faith, nation must be based on accurate information

Faith, nation must be based on accurate information

| June 25, 2015

“For now, the prevailing question is not why, but how long?  It’s not the depth of distress that makes for weariness; it’s the duration thereof.  If I’m caught in the throes of pain and perplexity, I want to believe that my suffering will be temporary and transitory.  But if it lingers, if it stretches out, […]

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