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Eric Holder stood tall for justice

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Black American leadership too often is taken for granted. Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation from office

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Decriminalizing school discipline

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist The purpose of public schools is to educate not exclude children, and to help identify and meet child needs,

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Burn, Hollywood, burn
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor With so many television industry executives, producers and workers defecting to New Orleans, it remains to be seen how New Orleans’ new role as the indubitable ...
‘Black-ish’ and blue
By Edmund W. Lewis The Louisiana Weekly Editor So there’s this new show on TV called “Black-ish” which pokes fun at the issue of racial identity. The sitcom, which premiered last week, ...
ISIS may be less cutthroat than you are
By Fr. Jerome LeDoux Contributing Columnist “How dare you say, ‘ISIS may be less cutthroat than you are!’ I don’t go around beheading people, crucifying them, shooting them or burying them alive!” ...
NFL still dropping the ball
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has finally emerged from his self-imposed witness protection program, held a press conference, and even attended a football game September 21. ...
‘Black-ish’ and blue
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor So there’s this new show on TV called “Black-ish” which pokes fun at the issue of racial identity. The sitcom, which premiered last week, stars Anthony Anderson, ...
The boomerang generation
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist One of the most interesting findings of the data recently released by the Census Bureau is that so many recent college graduates live with their parents. ...
The CBC – Then and now
By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Too often people who have experienced and endured long term oppression and suffering take for granted some of the socioeconomic and political indicators of ...
The high cost of child poverty in America
By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist Just released U.S. Census Bureau data reveal 45.3 million people were poor in America in 2013. One in three of those who are poor is ...

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