Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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 >>
Written by Dr. Rosie Milligan 29 August 2013
The best thing you can do for your children is to lead them to God and teach them the Word of God. The second-best thing is to teach them how to read. The third thing is to teach them to think for themselves ... read more >>
Be an Advance Guard for Jobs
Written by William Spriggs 29 August 2013
(TriceEdneyWire.com) - In August 1963, as was the case 100 years earlier when the cemetery for the heroes of Gettysburg was dedicated, many speeches were delivered; but one stood out as a galvanizing ... read more >>
Is the Civil Rights Movement Over?
Written by Amanda Susskind and Nolan Rollins 29 August 2013
Ask any schoolchild when the Civil Rights Movement took place, and she will likely tell you it was in the 1960s.  Recent events have made us wonder what we can do to recreate a similar sense of urgency ... read more >>
'We Have Come So Far; Still So Much Has Stayed the Same'
Written by Benjamin Todd Jealous 29 August 2013
This past weekend I joined over 150,000 people at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. It was a powerful moment that showed us how Dr. King's dream is still alive, yet reminded us how far ... read more >>
Written by Leon Jenkins, President Los Angeles NAACP 29 August 2013
I was very young during the initial march on Washington in 1963, living in the deep south. Even though I did not attend the march, over the years seeing footage of the march, and Dr. King, John Lewis, ... read more >>

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