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Ella Baker: My civil rights heroine

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist Until the killing of Black men, Black mothers’ sons, becomes as important to the rest of the country as

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Common Core makes common sense

Having seen firsthand how increased rigor and standards have driven our children to greater heights academically in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and other parts of

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Can we make it to the ‘Promised Land’?
By Ron Daniels NNPA Columnist Friday, April 4, marked the 46th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr/s assassination on a balcony in Memphis. Black America and people of goodwill in the ...
Buy Black: An economic empowerment strategy
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Margarita “Maggie” Anderson wants to transform “Buy Black” from a leftover 1960s slogan to a modern economic empowerment strategy. And because she has lived it, ...
Working and poor in America
By William Spriggs TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist The furor has not died down over Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) comments about inner city men and poverty in America. Ryan has agreed to talk ...
Slave state of mind
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor Anyone who knows and understands anything about the history and culture of this city can understand why it was the last place enslaved Africans who were seen ...
Should a priest be vulnerable?
By Fr. Jerome LeDoux Contributing Writer Responding to a query by South­ern SVD Provincial Superior James Pawlicki, professor/author Father Ronald Rolheiser penned some reflections on the priesthood.
Rand Paul tries to recast his racial views
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Question: What do you call someone who believes White shopkeepers and owners of other large and small businesses have the “right” to discriminate against Black people.
Obama worse than Bush on SBA loans
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist When I interviewed Marie Johns, then the outgoing deputy secretary of the Small Business Administration, a year ago, she said the SBA does not separate ...
Empowering Black America
By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Every March the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and its philanthropic arm, the NNPA Foundation, gather in Washington, D.C. for Black Press Week. I ...

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