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Thank God for peanut butter and jelly

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist Kaylyn Sigman is a high school senior with big plans. A star soccer player from a poor rural Appalachian

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A young sister ‘hashtagged’ me out of my silo

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist When a colleague dropped the line, “You can’t hashtag your way to freedom,” I loved it! I laughed out loud,

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Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March
By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist On October 16, we will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March. In the subsequent two decades Black Americans, have experienced great triumphs, ...
Neverending season
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor It would be inaccurate and myopic to say that it is open season on Black men in America. With Black men and boys — as well as women ...
Proof the Supreme Court got it wrong
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist When the Supreme Court gutted a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act nearly two years ago in Shelby County v. Holder, many of us ...
Attacking economic racism
By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Despite ill-intended efforts to do it for us, Black Americans have a responsibility to define our own reality. It is a fundamental human right ...
Controversy over videotaping cops
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Feidin Santana, the young Dominican immigrant who videotaped North Charleston, S.C. police officer Michael Slager firing his gun eight times, killing Walter Scott, an unarmed ...
Facing ‘Officer Friendly’ while Black
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Without the video, North Charleston, S.C. police officer Michael T. Slager would likely have gotten away with murder. Without the video, we wouldn’t see Officer Michael ...
Should race matter in endorsements?
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Two prominent Black Maryland officials — Montgomery County Executive Issiah Leggett and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III – have endorsed Congressman Chris Van ...
Justice and terror
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor Is it just me or do we need an Anti-Lynching Crusade similar to the one Black leaders waged during the dark days when Black were being castrated ...

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