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Racial animus plays role in Obama opposition

By Morris Dees Guest Columnist (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Southern Poverty Law Center) — Right-wing pundits have jumped all over

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The lynching of Eric Garner

By Walter Fields NNPA Columnist It was one of the most difficult scenes in Spike Lee’s classic movie Do the Right Thing, the brutal strangulation

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The high cost of injustice
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist What if we didn’t incarcerate people who commit non-violent crimes? Or, if we sentenced them, what if their sentences were reasonable, instead of intolerable? ...
Time for airport bidders to step up
New Orleans is about to invest $546 million building a new terminal at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. That’s a major opportunity for the contractors that the city ...
Tobacco-free campuses
As the Regional Manager for the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL) for the New Orleans area, I build support and awareness for the importance of safer and healthier environments ...
Dead men walking
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor When you’re a Black man or boy in America, you know what it feels like to live on the edge. Emmett Till knew. Yusuf Hawkins and Trayvon Martin ...
A victory for affirmative action
By George E. Curryz NNPA Columnist Almost lost among the news last week about the war in the Middle East and a war of another kind in Washington between Republicans and ...
Haven’t I seen these people before?
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist For much of this month I was experiencing flashes of déjà vu. It’s come from watching the demonstrators in some towns across the country and reading ...
Sweet grapes in a bittersweet life
By Fr. Jerome LeDoux Contributing Columnist “The often hot and humid Texas weather lends itself to growing grapes.” Given the oft blistering, triple-digit temperatures of North Central Texas, I was somewhat stunned to ...
Dogs eat better than one million children
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist The South African charity Feed a Child (www.feedachild.co.za/) chose to highlight child poverty in South Africa by portraying a little Black boy being fed like a ...

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