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Bush marched us off to war and cut V.A. benefits

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist In 2003, we were lied into a war with Iraq. Just about everyone now admits that. At the same

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Call it genocide

By Edmund W. Lewis Editor Did you know that the Recovery School District, the same recovery school district ushered in by a wave of post-Katrina

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Do you align the odds of life in your favor?
By Fr. Jerome LeDoux Contributing Columnist “If you have had chickenpox, you already have the shingles virus inside you.” After hearing the TV advisory one more time that one in three people ...
Marching back to Mississippi
By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist Those of us in Mississippi last week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer know very well none of it could have unfolded in the ...
Progress and unfinished business: 50 years later
By Marc H. Morial President/CEO, National Urban League July 2 marked the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 that outlawed discrimination and segregation ...
Right-wing gets it wrong
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist If you ever doubted that conservatives were sore losers, the recent Senate election in Mississippi should remove all doubt.
The voice of Black America
By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist Part I Amidst last week’s annual convention of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Annual Convention in Portland, Oregon, I was reminded repeatedly that Black ...
Voting while Black in Mississippi
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Last month, African-American voters in Mississippi proved Blacks will vote for a Republican candidate – when doing so meets the time-honored tradition all American voters ...
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 of summer celebrants and fun-seekers ...
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 and musicians bring ...

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