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Why I didn’t wear green on St. Patrick’s

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist St. Patrick’s Day has its rituals, but one that is not considered is any discussion of race. Having grown

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188 years of Black Press excellence

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist In recognition of the 75th Anniversary of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), I believe it is important

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#BlackGirlsMatter right here
By Walter Fields NNPA Columnist Every morning, when I fix my teenage daughter breakfast and drop her off to school, she reminds me that #BlackGirlsMatter. Her journey has not been easy; ...
Below-the-belt attacks on the Obamas
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist No United States president has been more disrespected than Barack Obama – and his family. The hatred for the nation’s first African-American president is so deep ...
Got privilege?
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor Have you ever wondered what privilege looks, smells and tastes like? I don’t. After all, I see it every day on the streets of New Orleans. Privilege means ...
Racism in the North hurt me as much as racism in the South
By Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist On March 7, 1965, before my grandmother could quickly change the channel from the evening news, I caught a glimpse of white men on ...
The scandalous ‘Empire’
By Ron Busby Sr. President, U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. Guest Columnist According to a Nielsen consumer report, African Americans are voracious consumers of media, watching 37 percent more television than any other slice ...
Don’t overlook contributions of Clarence Mitchell
Looking at our nation and noting where we have come since 1965 gives us reason to celebrate. However, in our celebration we should be mindful that true equality was never ...
Let members of Congress live like other people
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) couldn’t bring his French bulldog, Lily, on an Amtrak train. So when Amtrak funding came up for a vote, he inserted a ...
Our failure to measure up
Too much and for too long, we seem to have surrendered personal excellence and community values in the mere accumulation of material things. Our Gross National Product, now is over ...

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