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Rites of passage: creating liminal spaces for Black youth

MINNESOTA SPOKESMAN-RECORDER — Transitions from one developmental stage to the next are very challenging periods for all human beings. Black youth, many of whom suffer from identity crises caused by trauma, are particularly strained. […read more]


VANTAGE POINT: End the ‘War on Drugs’ Now

By Ron Daniels NNPA Guest Columnist   On April 4, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stepped to the podium of the Riverside Church in New York to vigorously proclaim his opposition to the War in Vietnam. It was one of the most powerful orations Read More


The Biggest Losers of 2012

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   As I have reflected on the year just ended, I noticed everyone doing their usual year-end lists of the biggest winners and losers of the year. I am not a big fan of these lists, but I will acknowledge Read More

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Passionate about the Wrong Things

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist I was in a cab just the other day when the driver chided me for not knowing football.  He was a big Redskins (I call them the Deadskins because they need to change their name) fan, and was obsessed with Read More