Tag: trump

Out of shadows: Overt racism flourishes in American South in Trump era

Out of shadows: Overt racism flourishes in American South in Trump era

| October 27, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Race relations in the United States, especially in the South, are plagued by troubling examples of the challenges that face the nation, as Americans work toward achieving the dream that Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of, more than 50 years ago. Forty-two percent of Americans said that they […]

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Rep. Barbara Lee calls Trump’s Obamacare executive order ‘Spiteful Destructive. Cruel’

Rep. Barbara Lee calls Trump’s Obamacare executive order ‘Spiteful Destructive. Cruel’

| October 27, 2017

By Freddie Allen (Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire) President Donald Trump just delivered two more gut punches to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in an ongoing effort to knock out President Barack Obama’s legacy. On the same day that Trump signed an executive order crafted to open up the health insurance marketplace to barely there plans that […]

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We must have new Poor People’s Campaign, Moral Revival

We must have new Poor People’s Campaign, Moral Revival

| October 4, 2017

By Bishop William J. Barber II (President, Repairers of the Breach) Channeling the incisive analysis of our best historians, TaNehisi Coates cut through the talking points of political pundits recently to name Donald Trump America’s “First “white” president.” Writing for The Atlantic, the National Book Award recipient made clear how there could be no Donald […]

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Trump can’t deport American ‘dreamers’ without fight

Trump can’t deport American ‘dreamers’ without fight

| September 20, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Our 45th president swept into office with a foundation of racist claims. First, the very basis of his political participation was his false assertion (for which he has never apologized) that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States. Using the “birther” movement as a basis, “45” signaled […]

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Job prospects flat for Black workers in March

Job prospects flat for Black workers in March

| May 4, 2017

By Freddie Allen (NNPA Newswire Managing Editor) The employment prospects for African Americans showed little improvement in March, according to the Labor Department’s most recent jobs report. The labor force participation rate, which is the share of Blacks who either hold jobs or are looking for work, remained unchanged from February (62.3 percent) to March. […]

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No, Americans are not exceptional, we’re just average

No, Americans are not exceptional, we’re just average

| February 2, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) In the United States of America, we love to bask in the glory of our “exceptionalism.” We are great; we are wonderful; we dominate the world. Scholars who study “us” say that our exceptionalism is rooted in the fact that we have offered leadership in international affairs. We have […]

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African Union blasts Trump rule barring African Muslim immigrants

African Union blasts Trump rule barring African Muslim immigrants

| February 1, 2017

(GIN)—An outraged African Union recalled the kidnapping of Black Africans as it considered the controversial new US anti-immigrant rules. After forcibly bringing Africans to the U.S. as slave labor, noted the AU, Washington now slams the door on Muslim immigrants entering the U.S. “It is clear that globally we are entering very difficult times,” cautioned […]

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Reflections on the election

Reflections on the election

| January 25, 2017

By the Rev. Bill McGill Special to Frost Illustrated “Is there no balm in Gilead?  Is there no physician there?”—Jeremiah 8:22 Next to dealing with the residue from my childhood molestation and 16 months of criminal incarceration, nothing has been more painful and traumatic for me than the last 90 days of transition and rehabilitation. […]

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New U.S. administration pivots toward Africa, worrying experts

New U.S. administration pivots toward Africa, worrying experts

| January 18, 2017

(GIN)—Longtime Africa specialists who have looked at a four-page list of Africa-related questions from the Trump transition staff say they’re seeing an American retreat from development and humanitarian goals while business opportunities will be getting an extra push. The four-page list has been making the rounds at the State Department and Pentagon, the New York […]

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Black celebrities, athletes say ‘give Trump a chance’

Black celebrities, athletes say ‘give Trump a chance’

| December 14, 2016

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Several prominent African Americans and celebrities said that they supported President-Elect Donald Trump. Some even voted for him. Among the more well-known black celebrities are rap superstar Kanye West and Jackson family patriarch Joseph Jackson. Now, other popular and respected African American celebrities, including BET Founder Bob Johnson, […]

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