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Questions about the measles controversy

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist I have to confess that I really cannot believe the measles controversy. The issue of vaccinations had been settled,

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Sad comment on nation built by immigrants

By Sandip Roy Guest Columnist Jnanpith award winner Bhalchandra Nemade recently stirred up a hornet’s nest by calling English a “killer language”. But thousands of

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The four-letter word politicians avoid: Poor
By William Spriggs Guest Columnist In his State of the Union address last month, President Barack Obama never used the word “poor” and only used the word “poverty” once, which was in ...
Poverty doesn’t have to be a state of mind
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist The racial differential in the poverty rate is staggering. Last time I checked, about 12 percent people in the United States, one in eight people are poor. ...
Each generation has something to offer
By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Whether it is in an inner city neighborhood across America, the Caribbean, in Europe or in a sprawling mass of people in an African or ...
Did Brian Williams lie about Katrina?
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams has finally admitted that he had incorrectly asserted that a helicopter he traveled aboard in 2002 while reporting on the ...
Celebrate yourself
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor Part II There’s been a great deal of conversation in the community in recent years about the power relationship between Blacks and whites and how that relationship is ...
Plastic bags smother Planet Earth
By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist Maybe it has always been like this. If so, I am not sure precisely what triggered my new concern. But in either case, there seems to ...
Time to invest in children
By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist The president’s budget released last week proposes billions in critical new federal investments for 2016 and beyond to improve the life chances of millions of poor ...
Beyond the bridge: The suppression never ended
By Jesse Jackson TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist The stirring film Selma ends with Dr. King leading civil rights marchers across the bridge and to passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. ...

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