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A Southern Governor Breaks with the Past
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Columnist 21 March 2013
There are some painful things from my childhood in segregated Tuscaloosa, Ala., that I will never forget. At the top of the list is Gov. George C. Wallace’s June 11, 1963 “Stand in the School House ... read more >>
Ten Stupid Things To Say
Written by Darryl James 21 March 2013
      1     My dog won’t bite. First, he’s your dog and second, you don’t know where I stand. I might be afraid or allergic or just don’t want your dog to be on me. And, you don’t ... read more >>
Women are Wired Differently
Written by Women are Wired Differently 21 March 2013
      As I write, Chaka Khan’s empowering “I’m Every Woman” loops in my head – like a soundtrack. (By the way, have you seen her lately? All slim, trim and more fabulous than ever).  ... read more >>
"March Madness"
Written by David G.Brown 21 March 2013
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Black Unemployment has not Improved
Written by Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist 14 March 2013
When unemployment numbers were released on Friday, commentators reacted joyfully.  Alan Krueger, who heads the White House Council of Economic Advisors, described the creation of 247,000 jobs as a ... read more >>
CHILD WATCH: An All-American Crisis
Written by Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist 14 March 2013
“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   Dr. Martin ... read more >>
Keep Voting Rights Act Section 5
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 14 March 2013
“I risked my life defending that right. If we are ever to actualize the true meaning of equality, effective measures such as the Voting Rights Act are still a necessary requirement of democracy.” ... read more >>
America’s Racial Wealth Gap Triples over 25 Years
Written by Charlene Crowell, NNPA Columnist 12 March 2013
By: Charlene Crowell, NNPA Columnist   As long as most of us can remember, Black communities have taught and believed that a college education is the key to social and economic advancement. But according ... read more >>
State of Emergency For Black Youth and Education?
Written by Rep.Karen Bass 12 March 2013
State of Emergency For Black Youth and Education? By Rep.Karen Bass Special to the Sentinel   We need to declare a state of emergency regarding African American education in Los Angeles if a recent ... read more >>
Ending Violence Against Women
Written by Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist 07 March 2013
Bill Fletcher March is the official month to “discuss” women and it could not arrive too soon.  What is sad about both Black History Month (February) and International Women’s Month (March) ... read more >>
Turning the Clock Back on Voting Rights
Written by Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist 28 February 2013
  Shelby County, Ala. is suing the Justice Department because they think that Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (and its reauthorization in 1982 and 2006) is unfair.  The facts: The small ... read more >>
CHILD WATCH: What Killed President Kennedy and Trayvon Martin?
Written by Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist 28 February 2013
Tuesday, February 26 marked one year since 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was killed by a gun wielded by self-appointed neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman after he saw Trayvon walking home from a 7-Eleven ... read more >>
The GOP’s Game: Political Chaos
Written by Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist 28 February 2013
It’s déjà vu all over again. If this is America in the age of the Obama presidency, here we are at another point of political brinkmanship between the president and the Republicans in Congress. This ... read more >>
Lessons from Mark Essex and Christopher Dorner
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Columnist 28 February 2013
Over a 43-year career in journalism, I have been blessed with some memorable experiences: I have covered presidential and vice presidential campaigns, I have flown on Air Force One, I have gone to ... read more >>
BLACK IMMIGRANTS NOT PART OF IMMIGRATION REFORM First of two parts
Written by Larry Aubry Larry Aubry 28 February 2013
Immigration is again on the front burner for President Barack Obama and Congress.  A bi-partisan group of eight senators crafted an immigration bill and plan to meet with business and labor leaders, ... read more >>
Creating and Killing Christopher DornerPart II: An American Saga and Sign
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 28 February 2013
It comes as no surprise that even though most people do not condone or defend all that Dorner did, they still feel he had strong grounds for his grievances. For Black people and other communities of ... read more >>
The Bridge: African History in America
Written by Darryl James 28 February 2013
At the close of another Black History Month, will you wait until next year to study or to share history of Africans in America, or will you continue the study and dissemination all year long? And ... read more >>
Sequester
Written by David G. Brown 28 February 2013
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Cherishing and Choosing Life: Black Ethics, Culture and HIV/AIDS
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 25 February 2013
This time of marking National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, February 7, finds us as a people again as ever, on the battlefield for a better way forward; for social and racial justice; for equal consideration, ... read more >>
The Bridge: Black History—Oscar Micheaux
Written by Darryl James 25 February 2013
  The controversy over the images in “Django Unchained,” a white man’s film continues to brew in America. Whether you love or hate the film, the most important message was that Blacks have done ... read more >>
Creating and Killing Christopher Dorner: An American Saga and Sign
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 25 February 2013
Part I. Seldom can a society seriously question itself; even less often can it honestly criticize itself and almost never can it openly and self-consciously condemn itself, either for the evil and horrible ... read more >>
WEDDED TO DEMOCRATIC PARTY UNHEALTHY FOR BLACKS
Written by Larry Aubry 02/14/13 25 February 2013
African Americans’ interests are not well-served by partisan politics yet most are diehard Democratic Party loyalists. It doesn’t help that Black politicians also tend to be more loyal to the Party ... read more >>
The Bridge: Educate Yourselves
Written by Darryl James 25 February 2013
It’s Black History Month. Whether that means very little or a lot, you should still make the effort to learn about your past, which goes beyond slavery. And speaking of slavery, you should refuse ... read more >>
CONTINUING SIGNIFICANCE OF RACE AND RACIAL PRIDE
Written by Larry Aubry 02/21/13 25 February 2013
Prelude: An awkward silence intruded on an otherwise lively and informative panel last weekend on the implications of today’s critical challenges for Africa Americans. Silence followed questions ... read more >>
Lil Wayne Insults the Memory of Emmett Till
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Columnist 22 February 2013
The murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955 was a watershed moment, marking the beginning of the modern Civil Rights Movement. While visiting relatives near Money, Miss., the Chicago native was murdered ... read more >>

 

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