Church burnings should ignite more protests

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist It’s possible that lightening may have caused one of the fires. Another may be the result of faulty electricity. Still,

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Tearing down hate

By Edmund W. Lewis Editor There’s been a lot of talk of late about the removal of racist symbols and monuments like the Confederate flag

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Thurgood Marshall’s legacy
By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist This month marks what would have been the 107th birthday of the late United States Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Given our long struggle ...
Traitors don’t deserve to be honored
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Can you imagine waving a flag that honors Benedict Arnold, a name synonymous with treason? How about traveling to work and back on Aldrich Ames Boulevard, ...
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 House.
Neutralizing the Right Wing agenda
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist There’s a lesson to be learned from the Confederate flag quickly and unexpectedly falling into disfavor following the murder of nine Bible-studying African Americans, including ...
Rewriting Confederate history
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist On their website, the Sons of Confederate Veterans describe themselves as preserving the “history and legacy” of the Confederacy. Their organization, they say, is “dedicated to ensuring ...
Race, flags, and the 2nd Amendment
By Robert McWhirter NNPA Guest Columnist The church shooting in Charleston, S.C. once again showed us the connection of guns and race. Statistics of inner city gun violence always showed the ...
The Confederate flag was never ‘misappropriated’
By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist The other night I listened to a South Carolina state legislator announce his support for pulling down the Confederate battle flag (of the Army of Northern ...
Emanuel AME and the buoyancy of hope
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The Rev. Clementa Pinckney and his fellow congregants of Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. gathered as usual in the historic edifice ...

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