Op-Ed

50 Years of Black Progress

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist   Has Black America made significant progress politically, socially and economically over the past 50 years? This is not only an important question to pose, it is equally important to answer. And the answer is a resounding yes. Read More

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Tasting a “Taste of Soul”

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist 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 of human resources, energy and spirit. Of Read More

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Republicans Have Some Reaching to Do

By William Reed NNPA Columnist   “Brighter days are ahead.” “The check is being put in the mail.” That is what the Republicans seem to be saying after they released their “Growth and Opportunity Project” report in March. Six months after Republicans took a drubbing in Read More

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Mentoring, Hard Work, and the Hook-Up

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   How will African Americans improve our situation in 2013? Right now, we have higher unemployment than any other population in our nation, less wealth, higher school dropout rates, and more crime in our communities.  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Read More

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE : Will Blacks Support Tim Scott?

By William Reed NNPA Columnist   If Sen. Timothy Eugene Scott is the GOP standard bearer in the 2016 presidential elections, will any Black Americans vote for him? The appointment of Scott to a U.S. Senate seat representing South Carolina is the Republicans’ most recent example Read More

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No Reason to Celebrate Tim Scott

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   The polite side of me congratulates Tim Scott on being named Senator for the state of South Carolina.  Alright, now that we have that out of the way, let’s get down to business. The appointment of Scott was Read More