Public monuments: Government must send the right message

By Marjorie R. Esman Guest Columnist If the past few weeks are any indication, the debate over public emblems like the Confederate flag and monuments

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Confederate flag sales soar after church shooting

By Amen Oyiboke Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Los Angeles Sentinel) — Rising conversations about the origin and history of the Confederate

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Bill Cosby isn’t laughing
(Special from NorthStar News Today) – For comedian Bill Cosby, it’s no longer a laughing matter. Cosby swore in a 2005 deposition that he drugged a woman with Quaaludes before having ...
Report: Domestic extremists deadlier than Jihadists since 9/11 attacks
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — In the years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, nearly twice as ...
Dominican Republic’s ‘ethnic cleansing’
By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A Dominican Republic court order threatens to force more than 200,000 Dominican-born Haitians from their homes in an effort that many human rights ...
The Black Church and the strength to forgive
By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – For many outside the Black community, they had never seen anything like it. Though suffering and deep in pain from the loss of loved ...
President Obama sings ‘Amazing Grace’ as the audience and presiding bishops join in.
In eulogy, President warns, don’t ‘slip into a comfortable silence again’
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — The words to that beloved old hymn, “Amazing Grace” were first recited. Then came the melody. No it wasn’t a choir; nor a guest ...
Blighted shotgun house in New Orleans in 2007. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Black homeowners, buyers hit hard in the recent recession
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Locally and nationally, African- American homeowners were particularly vulnerable to predatory financing during the nation’s economic downturn from 2007 to 2009, a span that’s often called the ...
AME bishops challenge U.S. to stand against racism
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Black church leaders gathered in New Orleans last week in response to the widely publicized shooting deaths of the “Emanuel Nine” in Charleston, S.C., last month, issuing ...
Hate in America: Is there a resurgence of Black church burnings?
By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer In late November 1965, the Bethany Baptist Church near tiny Jonesboro, La., in Jackson Parish was burned virtually to the ground for the second time in ...

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