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After returning $10.1 billion to 17 million consumers, CFPB still under attack

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Guest Columnist In everyday life, birthdays and anniversaries of many sorts are observed and celebrated. When it comes to consumer finance,

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How to keep our Black boys alive

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist The recent spotlight on systematic racial profiling and police brutality against Black boys and men has exposed a painful

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How to reform the criminal justice system
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist There is no question that the criminal justice system is broken. President Obama made that clear recently in his address to the annual convention of ...
Saying you’re sorry isn’t sufficient
By Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. NNPA Columnist “That’s what strikes me. There for the grace of God.” That was President Obama’s reaction when he became the first sitting U.S. president ...
The math and the ‘after-math’ of the Confederate Flag
By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Now that the Confederate flag has been taken down, complete with honor guard and pomp and circumstance, what are Black folks going to do now? Another ...
Trumping the Donald on immigration
By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist Watching Donald Trump being interviewed this past week was – for the few moments that I could take it — quite fascinating. What quickly became clear ...
Beyond the symbolism of the Confederate flags
By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist The debate in connection with the flags of the former Confederate States of America (CSA) has unleashed a badly needed debate about U.S. history. As ...
It’s not the symbol; it’s the sentiment
By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist “On matters of race, South Carolina has a tough history… For many people in our state, the flag stands for traditions that are ...
Replace Lee with Ike
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Symbols matter. To whites the pedestal to Robert E. Lee at the intersection of How­ard & St. Charles symbolizes a man of integrity who told ...
Standing for righteousness
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The Confederate battle flag flies over the grounds of the South Carolina state Capitol no more. The end-result of an emotional debate in the state’s ...

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