Marion Barry should be treated like Bill Clinton

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist Last week, civil rights leader and political icon Marion Barry died and barely after he had taken his last breath,

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America on fire

By Edmund W. Lewis Editor This is not a good time to be a Black, man, woman or child in America. Not that there ever

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Justified rage in Ferguson
By Walter L Fields NNPA Columnist At this moment I don’t need my president to tell me to respect the decision of a tainted grand jury. And the call for calm ...
Integrating into a burning house
By Jineea Butler NNPA Columnist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s last conversation with Harry Belafonte echoed in my head as I watched the Ferguson aftermath send the country in a tailspin:
Obama should follow Bush Sr.’s example, support federal prosecution of Ferguson cop
By Earl Ofari Hutchinson New America Media Columnist On March 22, 1991, a visibly shaken and angered President George H.W. Bush said he was sickened and “outraged” by what he saw on ...
Racial gap gets wider every time we ask
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist A recent poll showing that white, Black and Hispanic New Yorkers differ significantly in evaluating new city mayor Bill De Blasio’s job performance provoked a ...
Democrats still don’t get the message
By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist Since the November 4 elections, there has been a broad and needed discussion concerning what the Democrats did wrong or, to put it better, why ...
Recycling failed education policies
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander will likely become chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Though he has yet to be elected by his Republican ...
The legacy of Marcus Garvey
By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist This year marks the 100 anniversary of the founding of the United Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) by the Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey. I ...
Problems with the truth
Eventually the truth catches up to everyone, even our Governor. No matter how far he flies from Louisiana, or what state he is in, the facts follow him. His administration’s ...

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