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We can stop this

Another summer evening erupts in gunfire, only this time it happens on what the world considers to be our stage, Bourbon Street. In the midst

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20th Anniversary of the ‘Party with a Purpose’

By Marc H. Morial President/CEO National Urban League July 3-6 is the date. New Orleans is the place. Empowerment is the purpose. Iconic thought leaders

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Watch your mouth
Never underestimate the power of words. That’s a lesson I learned years ago. There’s no denying the power that words have. That’s why the elders used to tell members of my ...
Perceptions of equality
By William Spriggs Guest Columnist A recent interview of Morgan Freeman by CNN host Don Lemon lit a firestorm of conversation. Freeman argued that his personal success, and that of Lemon’s, ...
The Central Park jogger case settlement
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist How much is a person’s innocence worth? That’s the most fundamental question framing the news that, after years of bitter dispute, a settlement has been reached in ...
Freedom Summer – 50 years later
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer was commemorated last week in Mississippi and it provides the perfect backdrop to reflect on the transformation of not only ...
Blacks have not recovered from the recovery
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Judging from its June 18-19 meeting, the Federal Reserve is hedging its bets. It says the U.S. economy is on the mend, but more slowly ...
Black men and white women leapfrog over Black women
By Oscar Blayton NNPA Guest Columnist Beginning in 1945, as a Black male child, I spent my early years in a small southern town where everything was “Black” and “White.” ...
The lies about ‘illegal immigration’
By A. Peter Bailey TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist In a recent conversation with a colleague, she expressed great indignation about “illegal immigration” and how all those Latinos smuggling themselves into the United States ...
We can make the future come faster in the South
By Benjamin Todd Jealous Guest Columnist We have the antidote to voter suppression: massive voter registration. We proved it 50 years ago during Freedom Summer. We proved it again in Florida in 2012, ...

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