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Marching back to Mississippi
By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist Those of us in Mississippi last week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer know very well none of it could have unfolded in the ...
Progress and unfinished business: 50 years later
By Marc H. Morial President/CEO, National Urban League July 2 marked the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 that outlawed discrimination and segregation ...
Right-wing gets it wrong
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist If you ever doubted that conservatives were sore losers, the recent Senate election in Mississippi should remove all doubt.
The voice of Black America
By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist Part I Amidst last week’s annual convention of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Annual Convention in Portland, Oregon, I was reminded repeatedly that Black ...
Voting while Black in Mississippi
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Last month, African-American voters in Mississippi proved Blacks will vote for a Republican candidate – when doing so meets the time-honored tradition all American voters ...
20th Anniversary of the ‘Party with a Purpose’
By Marc H. Morial President/CEO National Urban League July 3-6 is the date. New Orleans is the place. Empowerment is the purpose. Iconic thought leaders and musicians bring ...
Watch your mouth
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 to tell members of my ...
Perceptions of equality
By William Spriggs Guest Columnist A recent interview of Morgan Freeman by CNN host Don Lemon lit a firestorm of conversation. Freeman argued that his personal success, and that of Lemon’s, ...

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