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The past is always with us

By Edmund W. Lewis Editor There’s an old adage that says who we are is who we were. That idea has been on my mind

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A flag is not enough

By Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq. TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist As a native of the south, I’m familiar with past and present structures of social interaction common

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Blacks are today’s putty people
By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Incidents over just the past two months have taken Black folks on the psychological ride of our lives. The white woman in Spokane, Wash., who passed as ...
Church burnings should ignite more protests
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist It’s possible that lightening may have caused one of the fires. Another may be the result of faulty electricity. Still, in the past couple of weeks, there ...
Credit rating agencies will have final word on 2015 budget
In the coming weeks, Louisiana will receive a new grade from credit rating agencies that will determine our state’s borrowing costs. Like a credit rating you might get from your ...
Tearing down hate
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor There’s been a lot of talk of late about the removal of racist symbols and monuments like the Confederate flag and statues honoring Confederate generals like Robert ...
Thurgood Marshall’s legacy
By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist This month marks what would have been the 107th birthday of the late United States Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Given our long struggle ...
Traitors don’t deserve to be honored
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Can you imagine waving a flag that honors Benedict Arnold, a name synonymous with treason? How about traveling to work and back on Aldrich Ames Boulevard, ...
Choose freedom
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor On June 18, 2009 the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution apologizing for slavery and racial segregation in the U.S. and sent the measure to the House.
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 of nine Bible-studying African Americans, including ...

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