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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
March Madness: College athletes win right to unionize
By William Spriggs TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist The Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled in favor of the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA) in determining that the ...
Ella Baker: My civil rights heroine
By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist Until the killing of Black men, Black mothers’ sons, becomes as important to the rest of the country as the killing of a White mother’s ...
Can we make it to the ‘Promised Land’?
By Ron Daniels NNPA Columnist Friday, April 4, marked the 46th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr/s assassination on a balcony in Memphis. Black America and people of goodwill in the ...

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