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Neutralizing the Right Wing agenda

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist There’s a lesson to be learned from the Confederate flag quickly and unexpectedly falling into disfavor following the murder

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Race, flags, and the 2nd Amendment

By Robert McWhirter NNPA Guest Columnist The church shooting in Charleston, S.C. once again showed us the connection of guns and race. Statistics of inner

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Rewriting Confederate history
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist On their website, the Sons of Confederate Veterans describe themselves as preserving the “history and legacy” of the Confederacy. Their organization, they say, is “dedicated to ensuring ...
The Confederate flag was never ‘misappropriated’
By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist The other night I listened to a South Carolina state legislator announce his support for pulling down the Confederate battle flag (of the Army of Northern ...
Emanuel AME and the buoyancy of hope
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The Rev. Clementa Pinckney and his fellow congregants of Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. gathered as usual in the historic edifice ...
Focus on real Black women, not imposters
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist By the time you read this, perhaps the disturbing story of Rachel Dolezal, the prevaricating white woman who passed for Black, led the Spokane NAACP, and wove ...
Pres. Obama becoming more outspoken on race
By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) — When President Obama returns to Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C. Friday to eulogize the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, it will cap a period ...
Whites still live in ‘state of denial’
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley is fond of saying, “Slavery was America’s original sin, and racism remains its unresolved dilemma.” But the unwillingness to face up ...
Why the Confederate flag will continue to fly—for now
By Earl Ofari Hutchinson New America Media Columnist Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney says take it down. Present GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush says take it down. South Carolina Governor Nikki ...
White Chocolate City
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor Almost a week after New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s “performance” at Wednesday’s “Welcome Table” event at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, I still can’t ...

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