Op-Ed

Black Votes Matter

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist   As we enter the 2016 political campaign season with numerous candidates for president of the United States in the Republican and Democratic parties, it appears once again that the political and economic interests of Black America are Read More

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Celebrating Black Fathers

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist   As we approach Fathers’ Day across the United States and in some other nations throughout the world, it is important to lift up those Black American fathers who are doing what is right and good for their Read More

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Op-Ed

The Obama–Castro Handshake

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist   In the tradition of the Black Church in America, the right hand of fellowship handshake is extended as sign of welcome into the church community.  Usually, a handshake between two world leaders at a memorial service is Read More

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Op-Ed

The Life and Legacy of Nelson Mandela

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist     As millions of people throughout world mourn and celebrate the life and living legacy of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, it is important to focus on some of the most enduring and meaningful leadership attributes of Madiba’s long Read More