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NYPD’s ‘Aggressive Policing’

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist   Three reports released this month on the arrest activities of the New York City Police Department should ratchet up the already significant questioning of the department’s use of the “broken windows” approach to policing. That theory asserts that Read More

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The GOP: Chaos is Their Goal

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist   Three events occurred in the tight confines of Capitol Hill last week that underscore the Republican Party’s extraordinary institutional decline and its responsibility for the Congress’ fully deserving its “do-nothing” label. First, early in the week, all but Read More

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GOP’s Impeachment Gambit

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Those who’ve found it difficult to connect with the racial history of post-Civil War America – when Black Americans were stripped of the citizenship rights they gained right after that conflict – should pay special attention to the national Read More

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Our Continuing Conversation on Race

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist   Donald Sterling, the disgraced San Diego Clippers owner (thus far), is like the proverbial bad penny: he won’t go away. He’s still trying to whistle the “I’m-not-a-racist” ditty to anyone who’ll listen. His attempts to obscure the obvious Read More

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“Thugs in the Desert” at the Bundy Ranch

By Lee A. Daniels ​ NNPA Columnist   ​One can be forgiven for thinking the contest for the most outrageous, publicly-exposed racist behavior of recent weeks was between Cliven Bundy, the chiseling Nevada rancher, and Donald Sterling, the despicable billionaire owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. As New Read More

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Rancher Cliven Bundy and ‘The Negro’

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist As is typical of blowhards, Cliven Bundy, the conservative movement’s most recently defrocked hero/criminal, opened his mouth once too often. In doing so, the Nevada rancher revealed who he really is behind all the Stars-and-Stripes flag-waving and man-of-the-West rhetoric. Read More

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The GOP’s Desperate Double-Down Game

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Last week the U.S. Supreme Court added another layer of bricks to the wall conservatives are trying to build to transform the American political system from a one-person-one-vote democracy into one that is ruled—via legislative enactments and judicial decision-making—by Read More

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The GOP Accommodates Evil

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist   Just when, six years in to the Obama presidency, I think I’m hardened to the deranged anti-Obama rants of conservatives and Republican Party officials, I’ve been reminded that the cesspool of bigotry is bottomless. And that there are Read More

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The American Dream Lives! But…

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist   The American Dream lives! It’s the current American reality that’s become a nightmare for millions upon millions whose lives, occupations and economic stability once seemed to embody it. A new survey released Thanksgiving week by the Washington Post and the Read More

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Ted Cruz Loves Arch-Racist Jesse Helms

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist   In office just nine months, Ted Cruz, the junior Republican Senator from Texas, has already established himself as that body’s most divisive force since the witch-hunting, 1950s demagogue, Joe McCarthy. A darling of the most extreme factions of Read More

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The GOP’s Whites-Only Gambit

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The Republican Party, which has lost the last two presidential elections by appealing to the worst racial attitudes of White conservative voters, has come up with what it declares is a winning strategy for 2016:  Appeal to the worst Read More

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Rand Paul’s Neo-Confederate Staffer

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist No wonder Kentucky’s Republican Senator Rand Paul couldn’t get his American and African-American history right when he spoke to students at historically-Black Howard University in April. He’s been tutored by both his father, Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul, and Read More

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Standing on the other Side of an Equal Sign

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist For decades now, July 4th has always compelled in me to reconsider, and more deeply appreciate, Frederick Douglass’ famous oration of 1852. Of course, that’s the one, given before an audience heavily but not completely comprised of White abolitionists in Read More

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The Supreme Court’s True Colors

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Last week, the Supreme Court’s conservative faction revealed more clearly than ever before its true colors. It showed that in the political war over America’s future it supports those who want to return to the exclusionary policies and practices Read More

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A Housing ‘Black Tax’

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist If home ownership is, overwhelmingly, the foundation of individuals’ and families’ economic security in America, Black Americans face a profoundly difficult predicament. For when it comes to that signal marker, the wrenching economic shocks of the past half-decade have Read More

Entertainment

‘The Butler’ Trailer: Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker Star in Lee Daniels Flick [HNGN]

[HNGN] Producer Lee Daniels is back with another film sure to rack up Oscar nominations. Daniels, best known for “Precious” and “The Paper Boy” has produced another movie “The Butler.” The movie is adapted from a 2008 Washington Post article by Wil Haygood. It’s based on the Read More