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Restoring the Voting Rights Act of 1965

By Marc H. Morial President/CEO, National Urban League “Some of the protections that had been enshrined in the Voting Rights Act itself have been weakened

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Don’t let statues and a monument hold The Big Easy hostage

By James B. Ewers Jr. Guest Columnist If you live in New Orleans one of the hottest topics these days is what to do with

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Republicans ignore anniversary of Voting Rights Act
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act fell on the same day that Fox News hosted two Republican presidential debates (Aug. ...
The killing of Black women
By Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq. TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist The killing of Black men has occupied a lot of airtime—especially since the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Walter Scott, Tamir ...
Notes on the first GOP ‘debate’
By A. Peter Bailey TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist It’s very revealing that the subject of race was only mentioned near the end of the initial, two-hour long “debate.” And when it was mentioned, ...
Unequal justice
By Edmund Lewis Editor Last week, Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro could not hold back his outrage and frustration when asked by the media to react to the news that Rogers ...
What I saw in Watts 50 years ago and what I see in America’s Watts today
By Earl Ofari Hutchinson New America Media Columnist A couple of friends and I stood transfixed with hundreds of others on the corner several blocks from my house in South L.A. watching ...
Black lives should matter to Black killers, too
By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist I applaud the Black Lives Matter Movement for renewing attention on police violence against Blacks, an issue that is old as the republic – for Black lives ...
Symbols shape what we think and believe in America
By James Ewers Guest Columnist America is a country of symbols. These symbols are emblazoned in our minds, often at an early age. They are all around us. As ...
Change is ‘On us’
By James Clingman NNPA Columnist In light of the conversations about police abuse, unwarranted stops and arrests, and homicide cases involving Black people and police officers, many Black people get angry, maybe ...

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