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Attacking economic racism

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Despite ill-intended efforts to do it for us, Black Americans have a responsibility to define our own reality.

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Controversy over videotaping cops

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Feidin Santana, the young Dominican immigrant who videotaped North Charleston, S.C. police officer Michael Slager firing his gun eight

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Facing ‘Officer Friendly’ while Black
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Without the video, North Charleston, S.C. police officer Michael T. Slager would likely have gotten away with murder. Without the video, we wouldn’t see Officer Michael ...
Should race matter in endorsements?
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Two prominent Black Maryland officials — Montgomery County Executive Issiah Leggett and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III – have endorsed Congressman Chris Van ...
Justice and terror
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor Is it just me or do we need an Anti-Lynching Crusade similar to the one Black leaders waged during the dark days when Black were being castrated ...
Winners and losers of GOP budget
By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist In the House and Senate budget proposals for fiscal year 2016, passed with only Republican votes at the end of March, there are big winners and ...
National Minority Health Month
Taking care of your health should be a year-round effort, but this month, as we mark National Minority Health Month, we hope you’ll use this opportunity to take care of ...
Jailing educators for ‘cheating to the test’
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Eleven Atlanta teachers have been convicted of altering student test scores on standardized tests. They are charged with racketeering and conspiracy. The much-celebrated Superintendent of Atlanta ...
‘Religious freedom’ scams
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Pity the poor, put-upon anti-gay bigots. Worried by recent steady march of federal court decisions advancing the right of gays and lesbians to marry, they tried ...
Hunger doesn’t get a summer vacation
By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist Many children and families eagerly look forward to the end of the school year and the carefree days of summer, playing outside in the warm sun, ...

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