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Making no progress on race with ‘progressives’

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist I like Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). Her progressive ideas are just what we need while Hilary Clinton is straddling the

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Celebrate yourself

By Edmund W. Lewis Editor Part I Every February, schools, churches and community organizations across the U.S. gather to celebrate the history and achievements of

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Civic lessons and Civil Rights
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Sam Cooke’s early 1960s pop tune, “Don’t Know Much About History,” was a big hit on the charts. Unfortunately, the gospel and soul star’s lyrics also ...
The legacy of Carter G. Woodson
By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist The best way to celebrate Black History Month is to make more Black history. Black History Month is now celebrated around the world. We are ...
50 years of Black progress
By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Has Black America made significant progress politically, socially and economically over the past 50 years? This is not only an important question to pose, it ...
Dr. King left blueprint for eradicating poverty
By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist “There is nothing new about poverty. What is new, however, is that we now have the resources to get rid of it.” Not too many years ...
Financial freedom still eludes Black America
By Charlene Crowell Guest Columnist As the annual, month-long Black History observance begins, now is a timely moment to reflect on the journey that succeeding generations of Blacks have trod in the ...
Reclaiming our history
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor One of America’s greatest intellectuals, William E.B. DuBois, once wrote: “Listen to the Winds, O God the Reader, that wail across the whipcords stretched taut on broken human ...
Selma: It’s not just a movie
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist There is something at work in both the appearance itself of Ana DuVernay’s Selma and in the controversy over her depiction of President Lyndon Baines Johnson ...
Terror in the name of religion
By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist It has been deeply disturbing to hear and read suggestions that there is something inherently violent in Islam that distinguishes it from other religions. It is ...

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