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March Madness: Race, sports and money

By Everett L. Glenn Guest Columnist The NCAA men’s basketball tournament, better known as “March Madness” is back. A total of 68 teams compete in

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Criminal justice system needs reform

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist I know from firsthand experience that the “criminal justice system” today in the United States is in serious

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Looking beyond Ferguson
By Claud Anderson NNPA Guest Columnist The lack of respect for a Black man’s life, rights and contributions became infused into the nation’s national spirit and codified in the legal and ...
Low-Income children to get shafted by Congress
By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist Congress is about to strike a deal that takes care of seniors and doctors but leaves low-income and “at-risk” children short. Congress’ annual struggle to avoid ...
The war on us
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor Wendell Allen, 20, is killed by a trigger-happy cop with a single bullet to his chest for getting out of bed shirtless to see what the racket ...
Why I didn’t wear green on St. Patrick’s
By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist St. Patrick’s Day has its rituals, but one that is not considered is any discussion of race. Having grown up in the Northeast, I am used ...
188 years of Black Press excellence
By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist In recognition of the 75th Anniversary of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), I believe it is important to emphasize both the historical and ...
#BlackGirlsMatter right here
By Walter Fields NNPA Columnist Every morning, when I fix my teenage daughter breakfast and drop her off to school, she reminds me that #BlackGirlsMatter. Her journey has not been easy; ...
Below-the-belt attacks on the Obamas
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist No United States president has been more disrespected than Barack Obama – and his family. The hatred for the nation’s first African-American president is so deep ...
Got privilege?
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor Have you ever wondered what privilege looks, smells and tastes like? I don’t. After all, I see it every day on the streets of New Orleans. Privilege means ...

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