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Brothers and keepers

By Edmund W. Lewis Editor When I got the news that President Barack Obama has finally put together an initiative aimed at helping Black and

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A mixed Obama legacy

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist President Barack Obama announced a “My Brother’s Keeper,” an initiative to help young Black and Brown men succeed. Many present

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What will happen if the minimum wage increases?
By William Spriggs TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist Last week, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report saying that the proposal to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour in 2016 ...
Killed by a gun
By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist The headlines in the case were sadly familiar. An angry adult armed with a gun used it to shoot and kill an unarmed Black teenager ...
Justice refused for another African-American teenager?
By Judge Greg Mathis Guest Commentary My thoughts and prayers are with Ron Davis and Lucia McBath, the parents who’s teenage son was murdered on November 23, 2012. Jordan Davis was ...
Bouncy living at four score and four
By Fr. Jerome LeDoux Contributing Columnist A portly German great-grandfather sat under a tree, entertaining and being entertained by a handful of children related and not. Hearing that he was 84, I ...
Blacks have more reasons to be fearful than whites
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist In the years after enslavement, Southern whites did all they could to return to a manner of slavery. No white “owned” a Black person, but ...
Betrayed by the criminal injustice system
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist It all seems so familiar, doesn’t it? A Black man, or woman, or child is murdered by a white person – and America’s criminal justice system ...
‘Run, Jesse, run’ – 30 years later
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The recent Wall Street Project conference in New York City was old home week for many of us who were involved with Jesse Jackson’s first ...
What the Dunn verdict says about our culture
By Marc H. Morial President/CEO, National Urban League Another mother’s anguish. Another unarmed Black teenager in Florida shot dead for no good reason. Another indefensible instance of Stand Your ...

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