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Dr. King left blueprint for eradicating poverty

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist “There is nothing new about poverty. What is new, however, is that we now have the resources to get

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Financial freedom still eludes Black America

By Charlene Crowell Guest Columnist As the annual, month-long Black History observance begins, now is a timely moment to reflect on the journey that succeeding

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Reclaiming our history
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor One of America’s greatest intellectuals, William E.B. DuBois, once wrote: “Listen to the Winds, O God the Reader, that wail across the whipcords stretched taut on broken human ...
Selma: It’s not just a movie
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist There is something at work in both the appearance itself of Ana DuVernay’s Selma and in the controversy over her depiction of President Lyndon Baines Johnson ...
Terror in the name of religion
By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist It has been deeply disturbing to hear and read suggestions that there is something inherently violent in Islam that distinguishes it from other religions. It is ...
The real Barack Obama re-emerges
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist President Barack Obama knocked it out of the park during the State of the Union address. He was strong, progressive, firm, and relaxed. He was almost cocky ...
With ‘no more campaigns to run,’ Pres. Obama refuses to back down
By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The strongest line in President Obama’s recent State of the Union address Tuesday night was adlibbed. When he said toward the end of ...
Real crime solutions needed
The so called “Crime Wave” in the French Quarter spawned an ineffective “Word Wave” of predictable meetings with officials that followed a spate of attention grabbing TV spots and “travel ...
Acknowledging the real MLK Jr.
By A. Peter Bailey TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist Another celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday has come and gone. And those who claim to be committed supporters of Dr. King and ...
France’s history of violence
By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist In the aftermath of the killings of staff at the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, there has been near universal outrage, and correctly so. The murders ...

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