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Racism is not a card game

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Whenever someone accuses an African-American of playing the “race card,” I cringe. Racism in America is not a

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The power of the vote essential to change

By Marc H. Morial President/CEO, National Urban League Less than a year from now, on August 6, 2015, the nation will celebrate the 50th anniversary

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Remembering Kojo
A year ago, The Louisiana Weekly joined a host of justice advocates, civil rights groups, grassroots organizations and comrades in mourning the passing of thought-provoking journalist, statesman and freedom fighter ...
Rescued from America’s Gulag Archipelago
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist When a North Carolina judge last week vacated the prison sentences of 50-year-old Henry Lee McCollum, who had spent nearly 30 years on the state’s death ...
Too busy to hate?
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor So I’m home sipping on a big cup of lemon-ginger tea when I hear this story about an NBA franchise owner who dropped a dime on himself ...
U.S. can’t be the world’s policeman
By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist I was struck by how quickly various pundits jumped upon President Obama’s comment regarding ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) in which he ...
New Orleans’ violation of human rights
The Mayor’s mass eviction campaign reached new heights of heartlessness and irony. After the homeless encampment at Camp and Calliope yesterday held a press conference to speak out for their ...
Driving while Black – and poor
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist St. Louis County has 90 municipalities – ranging in population from 13 to nearly 52,000 – and most of them sustain themselves by targeting, fining and ...
Invisible men
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor “I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allen Poe; nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie ectoplasms. I ...
Marching to the ballot box
By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist It is inaccurate for newscasters to say, “In the aftermath of the recent racial turmoil in Ferguson, Mo., calm and peace has now been restored.” ...

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