THE RELIGION CORNER: Racism in America

by Rev. Manson B. Johnson Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times This week, it was as though we were reliving Sept. 15, 1963, all over again, when a bomb blast at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killed four African-American girls during Read More


Reel-ality TV Talk

By Marquesa LaDawn NNPA Columnist   On the Real Housewives of New York (RHONY), arriving in Turks and Caicos brings out the crazy. Before I go there, I must compliment the ladies for looking so hot at their age in a bikini! Some other things, Read More


Rewriting Confederate History

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   On their Website, the Sons of Confederate Veterans describe themselves as preserving the “history and legacy” of the Confederacy. Their organization, they say, is dedicated to ensuring that “a true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved.” I would Read More


Race, Flags, and the Second Amendment

By Robert McWhirter NNPA Guest Columnist   The church shooting in Charleston, S.C. once again showed us the connection of guns and race. Statistics of inner city gun violence always showed the connection. In this context, the National Rifle Association actually believes in gun control.  “Nothing” says the Read More

No Picture

Ask Alma

By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   Unwanted Photos of my Ex-Husband  I recently decided to digitize my old photos and ran across a ton of family pictures of my first husband as a baby and while he was growing up, along with his family. We Read More


Affordable Housing, Racial Isolation

(The New York Times) — A Supreme Court ruling last week forcefully reminded state and local governments that the Fair Housing Act of 1968 forbids them from spending federal housing money in ways that perpetuate segregation. Communities across the country have been doing exactly that Read More


Japan Has a Flag Problem, too

Adam Taylor, THE WASHINGTON POST   (The Washington Post) — As the debate about the use of the Confederate flag raged in the United States this week, many looked abroad for other symbol-based controversies. Germany, which had banned the swastika and other Nazi iconography after Read More