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The perils of poisonous politics

By Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. NNPA Columnist By doubling down on his vile slur on President Obama’s love for his country, ex-New York City Mayor

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Twin evils: Terrorism and racism

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist There are two related violent phenomena in that are now getting renewed public attention and research around the

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Carrying the burden of history
By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist In observance of Black History Month, I believe it is important to highlight some of those long lasting institutions and entities that have continued to ...
Five-O shades of blue
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor When it comes to violence, barbarity and a general lack of respect for others’ dignity and human rights, there is no shade like blue shade. The blue shade ...
From ceremony to action
By Rev. Amos C. Brown NNPA Guest Columnist As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, we must not forget that the fight for equal voting ...
Olivia Hooker is a living history lesson
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Olivia Juliet Hooker celebrated her 100th birthday on February 12. In 1944, she was among the first five African-American women allowed to serve in the Coast Guard ...
Questions about the measles controversy
By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist I have to confess that I really cannot believe the measles controversy. The issue of vaccinations had been settled, at least so I thought, until I ...
Sad comment on nation built by immigrants
By Sandip Roy Guest Columnist Jnanpith award winner Bhalchandra Nemade recently stirred up a hornet’s nest by calling English a “killer language”. But thousands of miles away across the world in Alabama, ...
The four-letter word politicians avoid: Poor
By William Spriggs Guest Columnist In his State of the Union address last month, President Barack Obama never used the word “poor” and only used the word “poverty” once, which was in ...
Poverty doesn’t have to be a state of mind
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist The racial differential in the poverty rate is staggering. Last time I checked, about 12 percent people in the United States, one in eight people are poor. ...

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