Empowering Black America

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Every March the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and its philanthropic arm, the NNPA Foundation, gather in Washington,

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The GOP’s ‘culture of poverty’ gambit
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The 2014 mid-term elections are just eight months away – and the Republicans are worried about Black voters again.
Obama’s surprising jobs record
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Although unemployment rates are unacceptably high, especially for African Americans, President Obama has done a better job improving the jobless rate than most critics are ...
Make hard work pay — again
By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist One of our country’s most cherished values is the idea that if you work hard you can get ahead, be part of the middle class, raise ...
Catching Fire
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor Greetings from New Johannes­burg. Down here in District 12, where the cops show residents no mercy or respect and it’s sudden death to let the Watchers see ...
Ben Carson’s political malpractice
By Walter L. Fields, Jr NNPA Columnist By any measure Ben Carson is at the top of his field. The renowned surgeon has established a clear and irrefutable legacy in medicine. ...
12 Years a Slave and the tides of history
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Now, the world knows something of the story of Solomon Northrup, a “free” Black American from New York who was kidnapped by slave-hunters in the 1840s ...
A little common sense for the Ukraine
By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist Suddenly the crisis in Ukraine engulfs the U.S. As Russian troops move into Crimea, the White House goes into crisis management. Secretary of State ...
The Jim Crow impulse
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Arizona’s Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, after nearly a week of reading the political tea leaves, vetoed a bill Feb. 27 from her state’s GOP-controlled legislature ...

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