National

Obama: Economic Fairness our ‘Great Unfinished Business’

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief   WASHINGTON (NNPA) – After repeatedly praising Dr. Martin Luther King., Jr., for leading a movement in the 1950s and 1960s that demolished America’s apartheid-like treatment of African-Americans, President Obama told those attending an observance of the 1963 March on […read more]

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Op-Ed

Why We’re Still Marching

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist For a while, it looked like the 50th anniversary observance of the March on Washington would expose a sharp split in the Civil Rights Movement. Al Sharpton jumped ahead of his colleagues by cornering Martin Luther King III and the […read more]

Op-Ed

March on Washington: Then and Now

Norman Hill, former president A. Philip Randolph Institute By Norman and Velma Murphy Hill NNPA Guest Columnists Fifty years ago, 250,000 people gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to call for justice and equality for all Americans. As the anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and […read more]

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King’s Unfinished Symphony of Freedom

By Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. NNPA Columnist This weekend, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, best known for Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Dream.” Fifty years later, the dream challenges us yet. It is alive because it […read more]

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To Be Equal: National Urban League to Mark 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist “The hour is late. The gap is widening. The rumbles of the drums of discontent resounding throughout this land are heard in all parts of the world.”  –        Whitney M. Young, Jr. at the 1963 March on Washington Fifty […read more]

Politics

Many Events Planned for March on Washington

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In addition to the long-planned March on Washington scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 24, the White House has announced that President Obama will speak at a commemorative service at the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, the 50th anniversary […read more]

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Washington March was for Jobs and Freedom

By Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. NNPA Columnist As we approach the 50th anniversary of the famous March on Washington – Aug. 28 –  Americans will recall Dr. King’s famous “dream;” many can recite entire passages of his historic address. But it’s worth recalling the full meaning […read more]

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Blackonomics: Marching in Place

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist As we draw nearer to one of the most relevant events in history, an event that has been revered and immortalized by the iconic phrase, “I have a dream!” hundreds of thousands of people are preparing to relive the famous […read more]

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The 1963 March on Washington, Black Labor and Today

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   August 2013 represents the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington.  Publicly associated with Dr. King’s famous “I have a Dream” speech, this march brought more than 250,000 people to Washington, D.C. to demand freedom and jobs.   Initiated […read more]

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Can March on Washington’s Unity be Duplicated?

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist In five months, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. In 1963, the March was jointly called by the Civil Rights Movement’s “Big Six” – A. Philip Randolph, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Roy Wilkins, Whitney […read more]

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Can We All Just Get Along?

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   I never considered the late Rodney King anything of a philosopher, but as one observes Washington shenanigans, especially around fiscal matters, it seems that Brother King had a point.  Can we all just, maybe, get along? In the wee […read more]