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Time to reform the ‘thug’ image of hip hop

By Jineea Butler NNPA Columnist One of my mentors asked me why I was so quiet and not making my voice heard in the streets

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Blacks are a giving people

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist African Americans are overrepresented among the poor, but it would be a mistake to conclude that all African Americans are

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A wealth of unfair criticism for Obama
By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist I had an interesting, though brief, discussion with a rich friend about President Obama. He is quite conservative, politically. He made the point that this ...
Spelman made a bad call
Spelman College, one of the nation’s most heralded institutions of higher learning, took steps recently to distance itself from two of its most ardent financial supporters — Bill and Camille ...
Obama’s legacy: Defining the course forward
By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist The president has paid his courtesies to the Republican leaders who now control the Congress. Mitch McConnell has indicated that he’s prepared to ...
Six million ways to die
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor The life of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old boy from Chicago, was tragically cut short after he allegedly whistled at a white woman during a summer visit to ...
Breathing life into a Movement
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist “I can’t breathe,” gasped Eric Garner, again and again and again. “I can’t breathe,” he said, as several police officers were on top of him, ...
Legalized lynchings is on the rise
By E. Faye Williams TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist I’ve never been one to forcefully insert my opinions into the minds or mouths of others, but I think the events of the past several ...
The white majority’s racial world of fantasy
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Now, in the season that’s supposed to exalt goodwill toward all, comes fresh evidence of the important role the white majority’s unwillingness to consider Black Americans ...
A license to kill Black men
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist From nearly the moment he was attacked by a New York City police officer July 18, the world has, via that chilling video, watched Eric Garner ...

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