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Celebrating Black fathers

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist As we approach Fathers’ Day across the United States and in some other nations throughout the world, it

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The U.S. has always ‘negotiated’ with terrorists

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist I disagree with President Obama’s decision to trade five Taliban leaders being held at Guantanamo Bay for Sgt. Bowe

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Why the Las Vegas shooters ran loose
By Earl Ofari Hutchinson New America Media Columnist In less than 24 hours after two Las Vegas police officers and a bystander were gunned down by two Neo-Nazi, anti-government spewing white supremacists, ...
Jim Crow’s ancestors – and children
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist At first glance, one might be hard-pressed to think that a recent opinion piece on the 1970s origins of the religious right as a political force ...
Dependence and independence
In a couple of weeks, Americans will celebrate the nation’s 238th birthday. For many, the July 4th observance took on added significance in the years since 2001’s terrorist attacks in ...
Right-wing media pretends racism doesn’t exist
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist A new posting by MediaMatters.org, the media watchdog group, sums up the conservative strategy under the headline, “Don’t Litigate It, Don’t Ever Talk About It: Right-Wing ...
Our continuing conversation on race
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Donald Sterling, the disgraced San Diego Clippers owner (thus far), is like the proverbial bad penny: he won’t go away. He’s ...
No surprise racism lurked underneath mass murderer’s rage
By Earl Ofari Hutchinson New America Media Columnist There was no surprise that in between U.C. Santa Barbara’s mass murderer Elliot Rodger’s warped, sick, and perverse harangues against women, he also laced ...
Must be the music
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor Remember the good ol’ days when you could turn on the radio and hear something uplifting? You know, back in the day when you could hear Earth,Wind ...
Dishonoring our Vets
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist The last Monday in May, Memorial Day, was designed to honor those who died in service to our country. It is tragically ironic that around the ...

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