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Carter says his life shaped by ‘Black culture’

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, Texas (NNPA) — Although he grew up in a rural farming community in Georgia during an era of

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Obama: Civil Rights Movement opened door for his election

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, Texas (NNPA) — With civil rights legends Andrew Young, John Lewis and Julian Bond and The Rev. Jesse

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The audacity of voting
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist I love voting. Every time I go into the booth, I see little girl me, pigtails and all, plaid skirt, white blouse and green sweater, part ...
National Minority Health Month
April is National Minority Health Month, an opportunity for us to take care of ourselves, our health, and our community.
Brother, brother
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor I got a call a couple of days ago from someone I hadn't seen since my college days. I first met Herb after a Black poetry event ...
Are religions making the world better?
By Fr. Jerome LeDoux Contributing Columnist In the swath of the bully takeover of Crimea and the massing of tanks and troops at the border of Ukraine, one can argue that the ...
Unequal education: Is anyone listening?
By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist The Department of Education just released its annual study on civil rights in our education system. The report, Attorney General Eric ...
Springing forward
By Edmund W. Lewis, Editor Spring is in the air and so are questions about just about everything. Why are we here? What are we supposed to be doing with our lives? ...
Put Louisiana’s most vulnerable families first
The Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) has outlined it policy priorities for the 2014 Louisiana legislative session, placing at the top of its agenda the protection of funding for ...
The Bounce Back: Profiling, never a good means to an end
By David Dennis Jr. Contributing Writer I spent a lot of time in Chicago during my year in graduate school at Northwestern University. Once night, I ran into a guy affectionately named, ...

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