Remembering Kojo

A year ago, The Louisiana Weekly joined a host of justice advocates, civil rights groups, grassroots organizations and comrades in mourning the passing of thought-provoking

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Rescued from America’s Gulag Archipelago

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist When a North Carolina judge last week vacated the prison sentences of 50-year-old Henry Lee McCollum, who had spent

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Too busy to hate?
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor So I’m home sipping on a big cup of lemon-ginger tea when I hear this story about an NBA franchise owner who dropped a dime on himself ...
U.S. can’t be the world’s policeman
By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist I was struck by how quickly various pundits jumped upon President Obama’s comment regarding ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) in which he ...
Driving while Black – and poor
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist St. Louis County has 90 municipalities – ranging in population from 13 to nearly 52,000 – and most of them sustain themselves by targeting, fining and ...
Invisible men
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor “I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allen Poe; nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie ectoplasms. I ...
Marching to the ballot box
By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist It is inaccurate for newscasters to say, “In the aftermath of the recent racial turmoil in Ferguson, Mo., calm and peace has now been restored.” ...
Michael Brown’s size doesn’t matter
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist We’ve now moved to a new stage of the racist reaction to the police killing of Michael Brown: the largely overt assertion that he deserved to ...
The emotional toll of growing up Black
By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist Terrell Strayhorn, a brilliant Black Ohio State University professor, recently opened the Educational Testing Service and Children’s Defense Fund co-sponsored symposium on Advancing Success for Black ...
From ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ to ‘Hands up, vote’
By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Out of every momentous national tragedy that Black Americans have continued to endure in the United States, there has always emerged a redeeming moment to ...

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