The Central Park jogger case settlement

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist How much is a person’s innocence worth? That’s the most fundamental question framing the news that, after years of

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Freedom Summer – 50 years later

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer was commemorated last week in Mississippi and it provides the perfect backdrop to

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Blacks have not recovered from the recovery
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Judging from its June 18-19 meeting, the Federal Reserve is hedging its bets. It says the U.S. economy is on the mend, but more slowly ...
Black men and white women leapfrog over Black women
By Oscar Blayton NNPA Guest Columnist Beginning in 1945, as a Black male child, I spent my early years in a small southern town where everything was “Black” and “White.” ...
The lies about ‘illegal immigration’
By A. Peter Bailey TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist In a recent conversation with a colleague, she expressed great indignation about “illegal immigration” and how all those Latinos smuggling themselves into the United States ...
We can make the future come faster in the South
By Benjamin Todd Jealous Guest Columnist We have the antidote to voter suppression: massive voter registration. We proved it 50 years ago during Freedom Summer. We proved it again in Florida in 2012, ...
Hypocritical to demagogic to deranged
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist June’s three most striking domestic political events thus far all have in common the same force that has uniformly characterized the conservative movement’s opposition to the ...
Choose freedom
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor On June 18, 2009 the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution apologizing for slavery and racial segregation in the U.S. and sent the measure to the ...
LBJ’s legacy under assault
By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist Fifty years later, former President Lyndon Johnson got the tribute he more than earned. Four presidents praised his contribution. The Great Society, the War ...
Don’t get mad, get free
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor A lot of time and energy are being spent talking about Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s racist rants, pop singer Justin Bieber’s ill-conceived racist jokes as ...

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