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Is Obama Trying to Kill Black Colleges? (Part II)
Written by By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist 23 January 2015
Few things irk me more than hearing someone say or imply that now that we have a Black president, perhaps the time has come to abolish Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). I have zero ... read more >>
Common and John Legend are Glorious in ‘Selma’
Written by BENJAMIN F. CHAVIS JR. 23 January 2015
One day, when the glory comes  It will be ours, it will be ours  Oh, one day, when the war is won  We will be sure, we will be here sure  Oh, glory, glory  Oh, glory, glory   Music, songs, ... read more >>
MINIMIZING RACE REINFORCES WHITE PRIVILEGE
Written by Larry Aubry l.aubry@att.net 23 January 2015
  The bogus claim that America is a post-racial society is fueled not only by conservatives, but liberals as well.  (A post-racial America was one of Barack Obama’s campaign themes.)  This hybrid ... read more >>
Rebuilding A Culture of Struggle: Breaking Chains Instead of Hugging Them
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 23 January 2015
To refresh our memories of ourselves at our best, to recommit ourselves to principles and practices that demand and draw from us the excellent, uplifting and enduring, and to rebuild our Liberation ... read more >>
Is Obama Trying to Kill Black Colleges?
Written by By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist 15 January 2015
  Is Barack Obama, the nation’s first African American president, trying to kill Historically Black Colleges and Universities?  If he’s not, he’s going to have a difficult time convincing HBCU ... read more >>
CBC Elects a Talented New Chairman
Written by By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist 15 January 2015
        Since 1971, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has had many strong leaders. As the new 114th Congress of the United States begins, the CBC elected my fellow North Carolina native, Congressman ... read more >>
Maximizing the Dream
Written by By Laphonza Butler and Rusty Hicks 15 January 2015
    One week ago the movie Selma chronicling the 1965 march for voting rights in Alabama opened in broad release. In theaters throughout the world, multi-cultural, multi-generational audiences have ... read more >>
Reclaiming King: Matters of Race, Reflection and Resistance
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 15 January 2015
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IS LAPD REALLY ANY DIFFERENT THAN FERGUSON PD?
Written by Larry Aubry l.aubry@att.net 15 January 2015
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) claims to be fundamentally different than its inglorious past under such leadership as the blatantly racist William Parker.  It has had ... read more >>
ESPN’S Stuart Scott: A Dad For the Ages
Written by By: Dr. Valerie Wardlaw Contributing Writer 09 January 2015
      Stuart Scott felt like family.  For years, I have watched him on SportsCenter delivering the sporting news as only he could.  His trademark expressions elevated the SportsCenter broadcast ... read more >>
The Content of Steve Scalise’s Character
Written by By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist 08 January 2015
    There they go again! Just as the Republican Party is poised to take control of Congress, a key official’s actions and words remind us – just in time for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday ... read more >>
Disregarding Black Life
Written by By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist 08 January 2015
  Patrick Lynch, do you remember Oscar Grant? And if you do, Mr. “leader” of the New York Police Department Union, why do you pretend not to understand the reaction that many African American people ... read more >>
Reclaiming the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Written by By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist 08 January 2015
        The 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday should have a different impact on the collective consciousness of Black America. Why? Because once again there are millions of Black Americans ... read more >>
EXECUTIVE ACTIONS EFFECT ON BLACK IMMIGRANTS
Written by Larry Aubry l.aubry@att.net 08 January 2015
            The Black Immigration Network (BIN) was formed to assist Black immigrants in the U.S. and improve relations between them and Black Americans.  BIN’s Policy Brief (December 2014) ... read more >>
Haiti and Africa Inside Us: The Sacrifice, Grandeur and Struggle
Written by DR. Maulana Karenga 08 January 2015
This month, January 1, marks the 211th anniversary of the Haitian Revolution and offers one of African peoples’ most impressive and important legacies to humanity. For Haiti is our shared heritage, a ... read more >>
WHICH "BLACK LIVES MATTER?" DON'T ALL LIVES MATTER?
Written by By Ralph E. Shaffer 01 January 2015
  Recent demonstrations protesting the death of young black men by police have focused on the slogan: "Black Lives Matter." Although some protest leaders have reminded their followers that "All Lives ... read more >>
To Be Equal This Is Why We March
Written by By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist 01 January 2015
        “It’s just so overwhelming to see all who have come to stand with us. Look at the masses – Black, White, all races, all religions…We need to stand like this at all times.” – ... read more >>
Bratton’s Long History with ‘I Can’t Breathe’
Written by By Jasmyne A. Cannick 01 January 2015
      As Angelenos brace themselves for results of an autopsy and investigation regarding the death of an unarmed Black man in South Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Police Department, I thought we’d ... read more >>
Make Economic Justice 2015’s New Year’s Resolution
Written by By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist 01 January 2015
      In recent months the groundswell of activism regarding Black America’s lack of criminal justice has become nearly daily headline news. Demonstrations spanning the nation and many parts of ... read more >>
Resolutions in Times of Resistance: Building, Working and Waging Struggle
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 01 January 2015
                    Again, in the words and ways of the ancestors, the edges of the years have met and merged, and we pause to pay homage, give thanks and think deep about our past, present ... read more >>
VIOLENCE FED BY CONTINUING COMPLACENCY
Written by Larry Aubry l.aubry@att.net 01 January 2015
      Violence respects neither race nor class but has become the horrific norm in certain Los Angeles neighborhoods.  The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), statistics notwithstanding, violence ... read more >>
Celebrating Kwanzaa: Practicing Principles and Creating Good in the World
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 25 December 2014
Kwanzaa, as an African American and pan-African holiday, is a celebration of family, community and culture and takes place from December 26 through January 1. This ... read more >>
Blacks are a Giving People
Written by By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist 24 December 2014
        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 the seven, eight, and even nine-figure ... read more >>
Race in the Un-United States of America
Written by By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist 24 December 2014
      The understandable attention being focused on differing attitudes among Whites and Blacks toward law enforcement authorities in the wake of decisions by grand juries in Missouri and New York ... read more >>
Blacks Should Support Normalizing Relations with Cuba
Written by By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist 24 December 2014
    President Obama’s historic announcement that the U.S. is restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba, after more than five decades of strategic political and military opposition, is today resonating ... read more >>


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