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The high cost of injustice

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist What if we didn’t incarcerate people who commit non-violent crimes? Or, if we sentenced them, what if their sentences were

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Dead men walking

By Edmund W. Lewis Editor When you’re a Black man or boy in America, you know what it feels like to live on the edge.

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A victory for affirmative action
By George E. Curryz NNPA Columnist Almost lost among the news last week about the war in the Middle East and a war of another kind in Washington between Republicans and ...
Haven’t I seen these people before?
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist For much of this month I was experiencing flashes of déjà vu. It’s come from watching the demonstrators in some towns across the country and reading ...
Dogs eat better than one million children
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist The South African charity Feed a Child (www.feedachild.co.za/) chose to highlight child poverty in South Africa by portraying a little Black boy being fed like a ...
The voice of Black America
By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Part IV To publish a document is to establish a permanent record for the future. To publish a newspaper is to preserve an official record ...
Trying to understand what makes sense
By William Spriggs Guest Columnist Last month, a United Nations panel held that cutting off water to Detroit residents suffering from high unemployment rates and low incomes, leaving them unable ...
UNCF stands its ground in Koch flap
By James Clingman NNPA Columnist The controversy over the recent donation by the Koch Foundation to the UNCF begs a discussion of politics, education, and business. After receiving a $25 million ...
GOP’s impeachment gambit
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Those who’ve found it difficult to connect with the racial history of post-Civil War America — when Black Americans were stripped of the citizenship rights ...
Guns cause life to be measured in days, not years
By Walter Fields NNPA Columnist The body count continues to rise as the nation panders to gun zealots and allows the Constitution to be perverted. The family of 12 year-old Genesis ...

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