Politics

Punished For Life

Gov. Rick Scott’s restrictive rules regarding restoration of ex-offenders’ civil rights prevent 23 percent of voting-age Black Floridians from voting Special to the NNPA from The Florida Courier TALLAHASSEE – Faith leaders and ex-felons marched to the Florida Capitol on Wednesday, calling for Gov. Rick […read more]

Op-Ed

What Should We Tell Our Sons?

By Gary L. Flowers NNPA Columnist Last week’s injustice to the life and legacy of Trayvon Martin takes its infamous place in the annals of United States history, along with the 1857 Dred Scott Supreme Court ruling, the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson court ruling, the 1955 Emmett […read more]

No Picture
Op-Ed

A Retrograde Supreme Court

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist No matter how much some commentators try to spin the not guilty verdict of George Zimmerman as an example that the legal system worked properly, the freeing of Trayvon Martin’s killer actually underscores multiple bitter truths. One is that […read more]

Politics

Political Prisoners: America’s Most Wanted

by Eric Ture Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call Targeting Assata Shakur, the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist list and the secret shame of political prisoners inside the United States of America ATLANTA (FinalCall.com) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation says Black liberation […read more]

National

Affirmative Action Ruling a Relief to Many

by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Civil rights leaders greeted the Supreme Court’s decision in Fisher v. the University of Texas at Austin with lukewarm optimism. “It is not a victory, but it is not a defeat either. It’s in that gray […read more]

National

Race Activists Claim Past to Improve the Future

by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent ASHVILLE, N.C. (NNPA) – The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded $75 million in grants for a 5-year project called the American Healing Initiative. But in an unusual and unexpected move, the foundation assembled some of the grantees here recently […read more]

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Op-Ed

Can March on Washington’s Unity be Duplicated?

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist In five months, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. In 1963, the March was jointly called by the Civil Rights Movement’s “Big Six” – A. Philip Randolph, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Roy Wilkins, Whitney […read more]

Op-Ed

Keep Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act

By Marc Morial NNPA Columnist “I risked my life defending that right. If we are ever to actualize the true meaning of equality, effective measures such as the Voting Rights Act are still a necessary requirement of democracy.” Georgia U.S. Rep. John Lewis In commemoration of […read more]

Op-Ed

Hopeful Signs for Republicans

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   Despite all the infighting going on within my Republican Party, I am seeing reason for great hope as we go forward, especially with regards to the minority community. Many minority Republicans have become extremely frustrated with the constant lip […read more]

Politics

The Elusive ‘Black Agenda’

by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent Rep. Marcia Fudge says Blacks Need to Press their Case WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A few weeks after President Barack Obama won four more years in the White House, dozens of Black leaders crowded around a podium in the Congressional […read more]

Op-Ed

Black American’s Never-Ending Challenge

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Within a matter of days late last month, four controversies erupted that acutely underscore the crux of Black Americans continuing challenge in this land. In one, Emory University President James W. Wagner seemed to suggest that the bargaining among […read more]