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Selma’s lessons and challenges

By Jesse L Jackson, Sr. NNPA Columnist This past week, the nation marked the 50th anniversary of Selma’s Bloody Sunday, and the march from Selma

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Dr. King’s bold case for economic equality

By Matthew C. Whitaker NNPA Guest Columnist Black History Month is over, but we should move past the standardized foci and platitudes that mark our

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Poverty and control
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor There’s a new report out that says poverty is hanging a dark cloud over the Crescent City’s future and significantly impacting the life chances of many of ...
UN honors people of African descent
By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist It is important for all people of African descent throughout the world to be ever conscious and aware of how our quality of life is ...
Like oil and water, religion and politicians don’t mix
By Jim Brown Guest Columnist I guess the good Lord has to put up with politicians. Nary a week goes by when some governor or other political type is holding a prayer ...
Cherishing history that’s in your attic
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist We gather together this month to lift up the names that have been frequently lifted, to call the roll of those African Americans who have made a ...
Facing America’s lynching frenzy
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist We live in an era when humankind seems awash in war-driven atrocities. Men, and in some instances, boys – for this is, overwhelmingly, a matter of ...
Kanye vs Kanye
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor Right about now, a lot of grown Black folks are wondering who the real Kanye West is. Is he the hungry, ambitious cat out Chi-Town who, after being ...
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 Rudolph Giuliani created the media frenzy ...
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 world, as well as considerable debate and ...

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