“Justice. Decency. Equality. Freedom. Democracy. These aren’t just words. They’re the values we as Americans cherish. And they’re all on the line now,” Harris said in the video, teasing her official kickoff in her birthplace of Oakland next Sunday.
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COMMENTARY: Kamala Harris is Right Choice to ‘Save our Country’

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “The future of our country depends on you and millions of others lifting our voices to fight for our American values,” said Harris, the first African-American woman, and the third woman overall, to announce her candidacy for the 2020 election. […read more]

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Op-Ed: From Reconstruction Amendments To The Present Day Pursuit Of Democracy

THE WEEKLY CHALLENGER — The United States Constitution, which includes the Bill of Rights, or the first 10 amendments, was signed and became the supreme law of the land in 1787. After much debate and compromise, it was established as the structural foundation of laws that would guide the new nation. Within a 13 year period, two more rules of law were added. […read more]

Op-Ed

Is Democracy Overrated?

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist   Long before China and India became the economic wonders of Asia, there was Singapore, a small, diverse country with no natural resources that took the audacious step of breaking away from the Malaysian federation in 1965 to become an Read More

Op-Ed

Neutering Democracy in Michigan

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist You may not have heard about this. Earlier this month, a piece of legislation was introduced in the Michigan state legislature that is aimed at killing democracy. Entitled the “Local government employer mandate prohibition act,” this bill would block cities Read More

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Mozambique Elections Declared Free and Clear

Emmanuel Camillo and Lynsey Chutel, ASSOCIATED PRESS   MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Observer missions declared Mozambique’s national election free and fair as votes continued to be counted on Friday. The ruling party candidate in the southern African country was leading in early returns, officials said. Felipe Nyusi, Mozambique’s defense minister and Read More

Op-Ed

Michigan: Where Democracy Used to Live!

By Wendell Anthony NNPA Guest Columnist   One Hundred- and 80 years ago in his journey across America to report on “Democracy in America,” the great French writer Alexis de Tocqueville said: “There is hardly a political question in the United States that does not Read More

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Democracy on Trial

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist On Election Day, I found myself thinking about Venezuela. In the context of a hotly contested race for the presidency of the country, all reports indicated that the Venezuelan elections were handled smoothly with very few problems.  This was true Read More