Government Shut Down
Written by David G. Brown 26 September 2013
Meditations on the Movement:Us’ 48 Years of Relentless Struggle
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 26 September 2013
Part 1: We were/are both products and co-producers of the Black Freedom Movement, members of a defiant and determined generation and organization, Us, which self-consciously responded to Frantz Fanon’s ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 26 September 2013
Recently, a rash of alarming deadly violence got extensive television and newspaper coverage and momentarily, serious discussion among the citizenry.  There has also been a spate of homicides in certain ... read more >>
State Should Work Smarter to Recover Lost Revenue
Written by Jerome E. Horton 25 September 2013
Who would walk past a $20 bill lying on the ground without picking it up? The State of California, which does the functional equivalent by not going after approximately $9 billion in revenue lost annually ... read more >>
Written by Rae Jones 20 September 2013
When Great Beginnings for Black Babies was founded in 1990, nearly 19 of each 1,000 Black babies born succumbed to infant mortality.  Generally defined as the death of a baby before its’ first birthday, ... read more >>
Joy and Pain
Written by Sen. Roderick D. Wright 20 September 2013
On a recent morning, I was given the opportunity to lead my colleagues in prayer at the opening of the day’s Senate Session, setting the tone for the work we would do that day on behalf of our communities.  ... read more >>
To Be Equal: New Fed Chair Needs to Back Main Street
Written by Marc H. Morial NNPA 20 September 2013
“The Federal Reserve Chairman is not only one of the most important economic policymakers in America, he or she is one of the most important policymakers in the world.” President Barack Obama Welcome ... read more >>
DC Shooting
Written by David G. Brown 20 September 2013
Written by Larry Aubry Larry Aubry 20 September 2013
Today’s column consists of excerpts from “Escalating Downward:  The Collapse of Public Schooling in the United States of America,” a paper by Floyd D. Hayes III, Ph. D., Senior Political Science ... read more >>
Against Warmongering in Washington: Upholding the Practice of Peace
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 20 September 2013
The warmongers in Washington have stepped back from the brink of waging war against the Syrian people, but no one should imagine they have been converted to peace or have lost faith in the devastating ... read more >>
Stop and Frisk
Written by David G. Brown 12 September 2013
Written by Larry Aubry 12 September 2013
A.Philip Randolph was a multi-faceted, multi-talented Black leader renowned for his organizing skills and access to powerful people, including two United States presidents.  He played a prominent role ... read more >>
Towards Serious Re-Africanization: Kawaida, Culture, Revolution and Resistance”
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 12 September 2013
Culture, we said in the Sixties, is the first and fundamental ground of resistance; cultural revolution precedes and makes possible and sustains the political struggle, and revolution and resistance ... read more >>
Written by David G. Brown 06 September 2013
Us, Culture and Struggle: Ultimately Engaged on the Ground
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 06 September 2013
The founding and developmental unfolding of our organization Us, September 7, 1965, was in a fateful and furious year, a time and context of decisive turning. It was the year of the assassination and ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 06 September 2013
Print, electronic, and social media reveled in the glow of the myriad commemorations of the 1963 March on Washington.  But the hype, only a salve on an unhealed wound, blurred the unsettling fact that ... read more >>
Islam – A Religion of Peace?
Written by Eric E. Vickers Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American 29 August 2013
If Islam is ever to be understood and appreciated by Americans, then Muslims will need to stop trying to convince them that it is a “religion of peace.”  Having just completed my 35th Ramadan – ... read more >>
Whites Who Kill Blacks More Likely to Escape Punishment
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 29 August 2013
Kimberlé Crenshaw says subtle bias often an issue. When the Florida jury found George Zimmerman, a White neighborhood watchman, not guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon ... read more >>
Nielsen: Celebrating 90 Years of Innovation
Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil NNPA Columnist 29 August 2013
Isn’t it fascinating how a person can have a single idea or dream planted, take root and change the world as we know it?  Well, that’s exactly how Nielsen came to be. This week, Nielsen will celebrate ... read more >>
Child Watch “Where Do We Go From Here?“
Written by Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist 29 August 2013
In a sense we’ve come to our nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing ... read more >>
After the March on Washington
Written by Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist 29 August 2013
The 1963 March on Washington was a pivotal moment for African Americans, a day when people joined to fight for jobs, peace and justice.  More than 250,000 people traveled to Washington, coming by busses, ... read more >>
50 Years Later: The President’s Response
Written by Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. NNPA Columnist 29 August 2013
On August 28, on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous “Dream” oration, President Barack Obama spoke from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, joined ... read more >>
Marching Orders for the Future
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Columnist 29 August 2013
Now that we’ve had two events at the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, it is important to remember a few things about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ... read more >>
Why we still march
Written by Sherrilyn A. Ifill 29 August 2013
50 years after the seminal event of the civil rights era, the work is still unfinished Constance Baker Motley, the great civil rights lawyer with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, was not planning ... read more >>
The Godly Hope of MLK’s Dream Deserves a Humble Response
Written by Larry Buford 29 August 2013
The words of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial in August 1963, infused hope and inspiration to the mixed masses in a most profound way. Now 50 years later ... read more >>