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Revolutionary resolutions

By Edmund W. Lewis Editor Happy Kwanzaa, y’all. I hope everybody who reads this is celebrating the historical and cultural legacy of Africa and Africans

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Old guard marginalizes Ferguson youth leaders

By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Columnist Remember these names: Ashley Yates, Johnetta Elzie, and Deray McKesson. They could get an invite to meet President Obama

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Choked out
This one is different. We didn’t see George Zimmerman kill Trayvon Martin or Darren Wilson murder Michael Brown. Having only the perpetrators’ accounts to go by, we were left mercilessly ...
Time to reform the ‘thug’ image of hip hop
By Jineea Butler NNPA Columnist One of my mentors asked me why I was so quiet and not making my voice heard in the streets protesting for justice. First, because, ...
Blacks are a giving people
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist African Americans are overrepresented among the poor, but it would be a mistake to conclude that all African Americans are poor. We are all aware of ...
A wealth of unfair criticism for Obama
By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist I had an interesting, though brief, discussion with a rich friend about President Obama. He is quite conservative, politically. He made the point that this ...
Spelman made a bad call
Spelman College, one of the nation’s most heralded institutions of higher learning, took steps recently to distance itself from two of its most ardent financial supporters — Bill and Camille ...
Obama’s legacy: Defining the course forward
By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist The president has paid his courtesies to the Republican leaders who now control the Congress. Mitch McConnell has indicated that he’s prepared to ...
Six million ways to die
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor The life of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old boy from Chicago, was tragically cut short after he allegedly whistled at a white woman during a summer visit to ...
Breathing life into a Movement
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist “I can’t breathe,” gasped Eric Garner, again and again and again. “I can’t breathe,” he said, as several police officers were on top of him, ...

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