Maine Has Nation’s Top Democracy; Alabama Ranks Last
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Maine Has Nation’s Top Democracy; Alabama Ranks Last

By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Lawmakers in South Carolina voted last…

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Hong Kong Lawmakers Reject Beijing-Backed Election Plan
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Hong Kong Lawmakers Reject Beijing-Backed Election Plan

KELVIN CHAN, Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong lawmakers defeated the government’s Beijing-backed…

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Is Democracy Overrated?
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Is Democracy Overrated?

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist   Long before China and India became the economic wonders…

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Neutering Democracy in Michigan
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Neutering Democracy in Michigan

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist You may not have heard about this. Earlier this month,…

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‘Yellow Umbrella’ App Lets you Play Hong Kong Democracy Protester
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‘Yellow Umbrella’ App Lets you Play Hong Kong Democracy Protester

Sean Silbert and Julie Makinen, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES   BEIJING (The L.A. Times)—Hong Kong’s…

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U.S. Trails More than 100 Countries in Voter Turnout
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U.S. Trails More than 100 Countries in Voter Turnout

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Lost in the frenzy to erect barriers to voting,…

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Mozambique Elections Declared Free and Clear
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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…

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Fresh Clashes in Hong Kong as Pro-Democracy Activists Regroup
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Fresh Clashes in Hong Kong as Pro-Democracy Activists Regroup

Clare Baldwin and James Pomfret, REUTERS (Reuters)—Hong Kong riot police used pepper spray and baton charged crowds…

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Michigan: Where Democracy Used to Live!
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Michigan: Where Democracy Used to Live!

By Wendell Anthony NNPA Guest Columnist   One Hundred- and 80 years ago in his…

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Democracy on Trial
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Democracy on Trial

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist On Election Day, I found myself thinking about Venezuela. In…

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