Stand your ground laws: A license to kill

By Marc H. Morial President/CEO, National Urban League Trayvon Martin’s unjust death at the hands of a trigger-happy, self-described neighborhood watchman continues to shock and

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Teaching our dollars to make sense

When Donald Trump first spoke about his intentions to run for president and called out Mexicans and Hispanics in general, here’s what happened. Yes, there

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Mind your words
By Edmund W. Lewis, Editor Never underestimate the power of words. That’s a lesson I learned years ago. There’s no denying the power that words have. That’s why the elders used ...
Bush is wrong about Blacks wanting ‘free stuff’
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush thinks he can become president of the United States if Republicans can double their share of the Black vote in several ...
Blacks and Latinos working together
By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist If there was ever a propitious time for African Americans and Latino Americans to unite to advance the cause of freedom, justice, equality and economic ...
Ben Carson’s ugly hypocrisy
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist From the moment he surfaced in 2013 as ...
A new breed of bigoted politicians
By Oscar H. Blayton NNPA Guest Columnist Among the many windswept cliffs that stand guard on the shores of the island of Okinawa, one is known for its particularly gruesome history.
James Blake shows poor Blacks aren’t the only ones who are racially profiled
By Earl Ofari Hutchinson New America Media Columnist The mugging and arrest of one-time top-ranked tennis pro James Blake, an African-American, by a New York undercover cop is no aberration. In ...
No due process for ‘standing while Black’
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Is Patrick Lynch, president of the New York Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, obliged to defend his members even when they are wrong? The open letter posted on the ...
Pope Francis’ message of compassion:
By Marc H. Morial President/CEO, National Urban League Like “power,” with compassion comes great responsibility. So much more than a feeling, the person with compassion is compelled to transform their compassion into ...

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