Op-Ed

The GOP Does Something Right on Civil Rights

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   Last week, the Republican National Committee, under the leadership of its chairman, Reince Priebus, did something that has never been done before in the history of the Republican Party.  Their feat was so astonishing and yet few in the Read More

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

Op-Ed

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

Op-Ed

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

Upcoming Washington March Should Again Focus on Jobs

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Civil rights leaders will march on Washington, D.C. on Saturday, August 24 to observe the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “I 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

Op-Ed

Obama has Blacks Marching Backward

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist As the country and the world begin to focus on the upcoming 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, this is a good time to revisit the real goals of the March. Of course, it is most remembered for Dr. Read More

Op-Ed

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

Op-Ed

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