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How can you tell when a politician is lying?

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist How can you tell when a politician is lying? When he moves his lips. Though originally intended as a

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Criminalizing poverty is big business

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist The recent Department of Justice report on police and court practices in Ferguson, Mo., put a much-needed spotlight on

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Environmental racism
By E. Faye Williams TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist I remember a time when few, if any, Black people expressed interest in environmental issues. Our primary focus was on the day-to-day events that we ...
New Orleans needs to run its own schools
By Dr. Andre Perry Guest Columnist But what will it take to keep improving education? It’s time to change the image of education reform as a mere takeover and start bringing NOLA schools ...
For-profit colleges – Let the buyer beware
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, about 1.7 million people will receive their bachelor’s degrees, and another nearly 750,000 will receive associate’s degrees this May ...
Remember Malcolm
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor Tuesday, May 19, 2015, will mark the 90th anniversary of the birth of Malcolm X, one of the world’s most committed and visionary freedom fighters. This year also ...
Seeing and not seeing our racial reality
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist “Americans don’t want to imagine that our racist history is actually an ongoing racist reality. We like to look at racism as a thing that ...
Brother Malcolm X and Baltimore
By A. Peter Bailey TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist Since the outbreak in Baltimore over the killing of Freddie Gray by Baltimore City police officers, several people have asked me how I believe Brother Malcolm ...
Deferred and unheard
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist What happens to a dream deferred? / Does it dry up ike a raisin in the sun? / Or fester like a sore – And then ...
No better time to end racial profiling
By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Freddie Gray, 25, was racially profiled and then chased down by the Baltimore police officers. He subsequently died as result of police action taken ...

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