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Op-Ed

The Obama–Castro Handshake

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist   In the tradition of the Black Church in America, the right hand of fellowship handshake is extended as sign of welcome into the church community.  Usually, a handshake between two world leaders at a memorial service is Read More

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Op-Ed

Shaking Hands with Raul Castro

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   I have had difficulty believing the uproar in right-wing circles over President Obama shaking hands with Cuba’s President Raul Castro.  For goodness sakes, it was at the memorial for Nelson Mandela!  Should Obama have spat in the face Read More