Federal involvement in New Orleans

As a Republican, I’m an unlikely Obama supporter (being Black, aside) but Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s recent comments about an alleged lack of federal involvement in

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By Edmund W. Lewis Editor It’s mad hectic out here in the Big Easy with a former mayor being carted off to prison like Eastern

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Bush marched us off to war and cut V.A. benefits
By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist In 2003, we were lied into a war with Iraq. Just about everyone now admits that. At the same time that we were being lied ...
Call it genocide
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor Did you know that the Recovery School District, the same recovery school district ushered in by a wave of post-Katrina firings of thousands of New Orleans Public ...
Do you align the odds of life in your favor?
By Fr. Jerome LeDoux Contributing Columnist “If you have had chickenpox, you already have the shingles virus inside you.” After hearing the TV advisory one more time that one in three people ...
Marching back to Mississippi
By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist Those of us in Mississippi last week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer know very well none of it could have unfolded in the ...
Progress and unfinished business: 50 years later
By Marc H. Morial President/CEO, National Urban League July 2 marked the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 that outlawed discrimination and segregation ...
Right-wing gets it wrong
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist If you ever doubted that conservatives were sore losers, the recent Senate election in Mississippi should remove all doubt.
The voice of Black America
By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist Part I Amidst last week’s annual convention of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Annual Convention in Portland, Oregon, I was reminded repeatedly that Black ...
Voting while Black in Mississippi
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Last month, African-American voters in Mississippi proved Blacks will vote for a Republican candidate – when doing so meets the time-honored tradition all American voters ...

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