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Black History Month serves not only to educate, but to inspire

By Marc H. Morial President/CEO, National Urban League Carter G. Woodson was born in Virginia, 10 years after the fall of the Confederacy. Working as

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Nothing like a little poison ‘fore you die

Poisoning or exposing people of color to harmful chemicals or viruses is hardly a new practice in America. Andrew Jackson — the same Andrew Jackson

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Elections matter: It’s time to make our voices heard at the ballot box
By Melanie L. Campbell NNPA News Wire Guest Columnist In a few days, Iowa, which has a 3.4 percent Black population and New Hampshire, which is less than two percent Black, will ...
Keeping children healthy, in school and learning
By Marian Wright Edelman George Curry Media Columnist Brandon, a six-year-old in the Houston Independent School District, had two working parents until his father was laid off. Brandon lost his health ...
The African- American State of the Union
By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist While millions of people across the United States and throughout the world will continue to affirm, discuss, or respond in various ways to ...
Michigan poisons poor to save a few bucks
By Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. NNPA Columnist Flint, Michigan is impoverished. The auto plants have closed. Forty percent of the city’s 100,000 residents live below the poverty level. It is majority ...
White anger is the new Black
By Lee A. Daniels George Curry Media Columnist Have you heard? Apparently large numbers of American adults are “angry” about their own circumstances and about where ...
The final kick
By Dr. E. Faye Williams TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist Unashamedly, I am a fan of most sporting events. I find competitive tests of strength and skill compelling. Most fans focus on events ...
Tuning out: Why I will not watch the Oscars
By Marc H. Morial President/CEO, National Urban League It turns out that Hollywood does, in fact, love a sequel. For the second straight year in a row, the Academy of Motion Pictures ...
Remembering a Warrior-Queen
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor A major snowstorm headed to the Northeast this past weekend may have caused the cancellation of a Jan. 23 memorial service for African-centered scholar, noted psychiatrist and ...

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