For centuries, Black lives did not matter

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist It ought to be unnecessary for an activist movement to hinge on the principle of the equivalency of life. In

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GOP uses cruelty as a political weapon

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Donald Trump, the blowhard mogul masquerading as presidential candidate, has once again discovered the problem with trying to be

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Ten rules to help Black boys survive
By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist Like so many, I have been deeply disturbed by the senseless loss of Black male lives at the hands of law enforcement officials. I was ...
The battle rages on
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor Long after the murders of Yusuf Hawkins, Michael Griffith, Levon­Jones, Justin Sipp, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Henry Glover, Ronald Madison, James Brissette and all the ...
After returning $10.1 billion to 17 million consumers, CFPB still under attack
By Charlene Crowell NNPA Guest Columnist In everyday life, birthdays and anniversaries of many sorts are observed and celebrated. When it comes to consumer finance, there are two more anniversaries worth celebrating.
How to keep our Black boys alive
By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist The recent spotlight on systematic racial profiling and police brutality against Black boys and men has exposed a painful truth long known in the Black community: ...
How to reform the criminal justice system
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist There is no question that the criminal justice system is broken. President Obama made that clear recently in his address to the annual convention of ...
Saying you’re sorry isn’t sufficient
By Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. NNPA Columnist “That’s what strikes me. There for the grace of God.” That was President Obama’s reaction when he became the first sitting U.S. president ...
The math and the ‘after-math’ of the Confederate Flag
By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Now that the Confederate flag has been taken down, complete with honor guard and pomp and circumstance, what are Black folks going to do now? Another ...
Trumping the Donald on immigration
By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist Watching Donald Trump being interviewed this past week was – for the few moments that I could take it — quite fascinating. What quickly became clear ...

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