Op-Ed

Child Watch: Surviving Newtown, Conn.

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist Nelba Márquez-Greene is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has spent her life helping others. In December 2012 she was the coordinator of a youth and adolescent outpatient psychiatric clinic and a university instructor supervising six clinical interns. Read More

Op-Ed

Bold Predictions for 2014

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   Now that a 2014 has come, I have decided to pull out my trusted crystal ball and give you some of my predictions for the year. I think the biggest thing to watch is on the political front.  This Read More

Op-Ed

It’s Not Rocket Science

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist “In the 1960s, when my grandfather was teaching me to drive in his little red Ford Falcon, there was an epidemic of deaths on the highways in the United States, and young people were dying in very large numbers.” Read More

Religion

Navy Yard Shooting: Why It’s Not a Religion Story

[RELIGION DISPATCHES] At yesterday’s memorial for the victims of last Monday’s shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, President Obama spoke about the tragedy of gun violence, saying “It ought to obsess us. It ought to lead to some sort of transformation.” But while the tragedy instantly became Read More

Op-Ed

Child Watch: “We Need a Change”

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist “Dear President Obama . . . Guns are really easy to get and people think they need them to protect themselves, but most times they’re showing off and making more problems and adding to the violence . . . Read More

No Picture
Op-Ed

Looking Beyond George Zimmerman

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Trayvon Martin might not be dead except for the fact that George Zimmerman carried a gun and acted as a wanna-be policeman.  Rev. Al Sharpton and others deserve props for rallying people and insisting that Zimmerman be brought to trial.  Read More

Op-Ed

Child Watch: We Can Do Better on Guns

by Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist Guns killed more preschoolers in one year than they did law-enforcement officers in the line of duty. Ask yourself if this is really what we as Americans meant by putting our children first? American companies manufacture enough bullets each Read More

No Picture
Op-Ed

National Rifle Association Misfires Again

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnists When the National Rifle Association finally revealed last week what it was willing to do to help curb gun violence in schools, it fired a blank. “Politicians pass laws for Gun-Free School Zones. They issue press releases bragging about Read More