Midterm Tea Without Sympathy: Shifting Places in Race-Based Seats
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 20 November 2014
Dr. Maulana Karenga  No matter what else is read into the results of the midterm elections, as I argued in 2010, it does not signal the end of time or the end of the world as we know it. Nor does it ... read more >>
Blacks Must Set Their Political Agenda
Written by Larry Aubry 20 November 2014
    Larry Aubry              The Democrats’ massacre in the recent mid-term elections was no big surprise,  the handwriting was on the wall for quite some time.  Since then, mounds ... read more >>
A True Appreciation of War Veterans
Written by Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist 20 November 2014
  My late father was born on what was originally called “Armistice Day” – now celebrated as Veteran’s Day – November 11.  He went on to serve in World War II in the U.S. Navy, stationed ... read more >>
Sweet Home Alabama
Written by By George E. Curry 20 November 2014
        George Curry  It’s been almost 50 years since I lived in Tuscaloosa, Ala. I go back from time to time, but not much after Mama moved to Cleveland about 35 years ago and later to Augusta, ... read more >>
Race and the 2014 Midterm Elections
Written by BENJAMIN F. CHAVIS JR. 13 November 2014
    Is there any doubt about the preeminence of the race factor that helped to determine the outcome of the 2014 midterm elections across the United States?  I have no doubt. Many of the Democrats ... read more >>
For Love and Struggle: Striving for the Greater Good
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 13 November 2014
  No matter what we say about the demands of the Movement or the struggle to change society and the world and bring a new history into being,the wide sweep of history ultimately finds its foundation ... read more >>
Ferguson Viewed by Retired Black LAPD Officer
Written by Larry Aubry l.aubry@att.net 13 November 2014
                Print and social media banter around the killing of unarmed Michael Brown by Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson continues and there are protests every day in Ferguson.  ... read more >>
Tasting a “Taste of Soul”
Written by By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. 06 November 2014
  Black Americans are blessed, not cursed. I say that because it is true and verifiable. As a people we are blessed with intellectual genius, creativity, ingenuity and a vast multitalented reservoir ... read more >>
Online Colleges Flunk Common Sense
Written by By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist 06 November 2014
    The most common model of college attendance is that a young person who graduates from high school and heads directly to college, perhaps taking a year off in between to work, take a “13th class. ... read more >>
Child Watch The Monster of Poverty
Written by By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist 06 November 2014
      Each year at Halloween, our neighborhoods are bustling as children go door to door dressed as zombies, vampires, skeletons or something else fantastic and scary. For many children Halloween ... read more >>
Our President Has Carved Out A Mixed Legacy At Best
Written by larry Aubry l.aubry@att.net 06 November 2014
                There was always something about Barack Obama that bothered me, despite the euphoria that surrounded his campaign for president in 2008.  My concern stemmed from his speeches ... read more >>
Sojourner For A Season: Truth-Speaker For Life
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 30 October 2014
      There is no written or reliable record on the day of her birth, but we do know the date of her transition, November 26, 1883; and we know too some central themes of the sacred ... read more >>
Blacks, not Hispanics, Key to Election Victory
Written by By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist 30 October 2014
          Although Latinos are growing at a faster rate than any other ethnic group in the United States, they will have less of an impact on whether Democrats retain control of the Senate than ... read more >>
MACY’S Model of Fairness
Written by By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist 30 October 2014
      I am always on the alert to make sure that Black Americans are treated fairly and justly. No, I do not go around searching all the time for what is wrong with society and with the world in ... read more >>
Closer to the Finish Line
Written by By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist 30 October 2014
        With opportunity gaps widening for poor children and children of color, new guidance from the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education offers new hope and protection ... read more >>
Written by larry Aubry l.aubry@att.net 30 October 2014
                The following commentary, Ferguson October: From a Moment to a Movement is by Tia Oso, National Coordinator for the Black Immigration Network (BIN) and Black Americans ... read more >>
The Rise and Fall of Voter ID Laws
Written by Marc Morial NNPA Columnist 24 October 2014
  “The Court holds that SB 14 creates an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote, has an impermissible discriminatory effect against Hispanics and African-Americans, and was imposed with an unconstitutional ... read more >>
For-Profit Colleges Targets People of Color
Written by Charlene Crowell 24 October 2014
  Weeks before the U.S. Department of Education (DoE) announces a new rule governing career education programs, the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) has released research that finds high-cost, for-profit ... read more >>
Remaking History With Mrs. Hamer: Raising Questions, Empowering Our People
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 24 October 2014
This is the month of remembering and raising up Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977), honored giant in a generation of great leaders. Let us raise and praise her sacred names, life-giving work and liberating ... read more >>
Jesse Jackson Makes a Difference
Written by BENJAMIN F. CHAVIS JR. 24 October 2014
      I know about Black American leadership from both a personal and a professional perspective that spans more than five decades of observation and involvement. After recently the participating ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 23 October 2014
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Written by Larry Aubry 23 October 2014
          It’s been two months and protests over the killing of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Mo. cop have continued. But will Blacks ‘outrage and action be sustained?  ... read more >>
Black Consumers Still Left Behind in Recovering Mortgage Market
Written by By Charlene Crowell 16 October 2014
  When it comes to assessing the nation’s housing industry, one key measure that all housing industry stakeholders take note of is the annual Home Mortgage Disclosure Act report, commonly referred ... read more >>
LGBT’s ‘Urge to Marry’ Merge
Written by By Larry Buford Contributing Writer 16 October 2014
  The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on October 6 not to hear any of the seven same-sex marriage cases cleared the way for same-sex couples to wed in more added states across the country. Hooray ... read more >>
We All Deserve A Fresh Start and Leadership with Integrity at the Helm of our Sheriff's Department
Written by By Rev. Cecil “Chip” Murray 16 October 2014
    By Rev. Cecil “Chip” Murray   Just over two years ago, I had the privilege of serving as the Vice Chair of the Citizens’ Commission on Jail Violence (CCJV). This blue ribbon panel was ... read more >>