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Too busy to hate?

By Edmund W. Lewis Editor So I’m home sipping on a big cup of lemon-ginger tea when I hear this story about an NBA franchise

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U.S. can’t be the world’s policeman

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist I was struck by how quickly various pundits jumped upon President Obama’s comment regarding ISIS (the Islamic State of

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Driving while Black – and poor
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist St. Louis County has 90 municipalities – ranging in population from 13 to nearly 52,000 – and most of them sustain themselves by targeting, fining and ...
Invisible men
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor “I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allen Poe; nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie ectoplasms. I ...
Marching to the ballot box
By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist It is inaccurate for newscasters to say, “In the aftermath of the recent racial turmoil in Ferguson, Mo., calm and peace has now been restored.” ...
Michael Brown’s size doesn’t matter
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist We’ve now moved to a new stage of the racist reaction to the police killing of Michael Brown: the largely overt assertion that he deserved to ...
The emotional toll of growing up Black
By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist Terrell Strayhorn, a brilliant Black Ohio State University professor, recently opened the Educational Testing Service and Children’s Defense Fund co-sponsored symposium on Advancing Success for Black ...
From ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ to ‘Hands up, vote’
By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Out of every momentous national tragedy that Black Americans have continued to endure in the United States, there has always emerged a redeeming moment to ...
Policing the police
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Except for the Good Lord, everybody has someone or something to “check” him or her. Unfortunately, President Obama has an unresponsive Congress to check him, and Supreme ...
‘Hands up, don’t shoot’
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor Michael Brown didn’t deserve to get shot down by police.. He didn’t deserve it, Wendell Allen didn’t deserve it, Justin Sipp didn’t deserve it and Ezell Ford ...

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