President Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, W.Va. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP
Afro

A President Without a Country

AFRO — The funerals for two towering American icons, The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin and American hero Arizona Sen. John McCain, happened within days of each other. Dignitaries from around the globe paid homage (and RESPECT) to Franklin and McCain. A pantheon of entertainment legends and political luminaries, including former President Bill Clinton, attended Franklin’s funeral in Detroit, while former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama eulogized McCain. […read more]

Politics

Rangel vs. Sharpton

HARLEM (Politico) — For decades, they’ve battled for supremacy atop Harlem’s political order: Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel, the polished committee chairman and power broker, and the Rev. Al Sharpton, the tracksuit-clad bomb-throwing civil rights leader. Now Sharpton, looking svelte and dapper on his daily MSNBC Read More

Op-Ed

Double Standard even Among Pro-Homosexual Groups

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   William Thomas and Bruce Harris are two very successful judges who most people don’t know.  Thomas is from Miami and Harris is from Chatham Borough, N.J.  Both were nominated for  judgeships and both were defeated.  Both are Black.  Both Read More

Politics

Ben Jealous Resigns as NAACP President

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Five years ago, Benjamin Jealous, president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, made two promises. The first was to the NAACP to help the organization get to the next level, Read More

No Picture
Op-Ed

D.C. Marches Inclusive – Up to a Point

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist   Organizers of the two recent marches on Washington – one called by Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King, III and the other engineered primarily by King’s sister, Bernice – almost stumbled over one another praising the diversity of Read More

No Picture
Op-Ed

Figments of the Racist Imagination

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Hold the presses! Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, those bad “Black militant” leaders who all these years have exercised a Svengali-like influence over the masses have lost their clout. So says Black conservative pundit John McWhorter in the July Read More

Politics

Beyonce And Jay Z Rally For Trayvon Martin

Special to the NNPA from the Michigan Chronicle Crowds gathered today across the nation in 100 different cities throughout the United States to lend voice to prayer vigils and rallys in honor of Trayvon Martin’s memory. In New York City chants of “I am Trayvon Read More

National

National Protests of Zimmerman Verdict Planned for Saturday

Supporters of Trayvon Martin around the nation are expressing their outrage. (Photo by Duane Fernandez, Sr. for the Florida Courier) By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Demonstrations are planned for 100 cities this Saturday, July 20, to protest George Zimmerman’s acquittal for Read More

Op-Ed

Blackonomics: Al is Sharp, Ben’s not Jealous

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Dudley Randall’s poem, “It seems to me, said Booker T, I disagree, said W.E.B.” points out an issue that has plagued Black folks for generations. During Booker T’s time, some Blacks said he was working “for the man” as he Read More