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

Politics

Obama Reignites Push for Gun Legislation

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief   WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the wake of high-profile gun violence in the nation’s capital and  Chicago, President Barack Obama told members of the Congressional Black Caucus and their dinner guests that he will renew his effort to persuade Read More

National

Whites Who Kill Blacks More Likely to Escape Punishment

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When the Florida jury found George Zimmerman, a White neighborhood watchman, not guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17 year-old African American, the scales of justice had been tipped Read More

Op-Ed

Child Watch: Justice Denied

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist   Until the killing of Black men, Black mothers’ sons, is as important as the killing of White mothers’ sons, we who believe in freedom cannot rest. – Ella Baker, Leading Mentor of Black Youth, including the Student Nonviolent Read More

National

Activist to Hand Out Free Shotguns to Chicago Residents

Special to the NNPA from The Chicago Citizen Founder of Armed Citizen Project Kyle ACP Coplen is preparing to establish a headquarters in Chicago and arm citizens who pass a background check and ACP’s requirements with brand new one pump action shotguns. David Handschuh/New York Read More

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Op-Ed

Understanding the NRA’s ‘Logic’

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   Every time the National Rifle Association (NRA) or its political allies block any form of gun control, people throw up their hands in complete frustration trying to figure out why the NRA will, seemingly, never agree to any Read More

Op-Ed

CHILD WATCH: The NRA is Afraid of the Truth

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist   Why is the National Rifle Association so afraid of the truth? There are many misconceptions about guns and gun violence swirling around in Americans’ minds—and in many cases, this misinformation is no accident. For years the NRA has Read More

Politics

NRA Spent $2.5M Lobbying in 2012

[Politico] The National Rifle Association spent $2.5 million lobbying the federal government in 2012, on par with its activity in 2011 new lobbying reports show. The powerful gun rights group spent $655,000 lobbying in the last three months of 2012, slightly down from the fourth quarter of Read More

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Op-Ed

Hands off Malia and Sasha Obama

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Just when you think leaders of the National Rifle Association can’t stoop any lower, they keep managing to plunge even deeper. This time, they have strayed way over the line of respectability by using Malia and Sasha’s enrollment in Read More

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Op-Ed

King’s Greatest Legacy: Seeing Polarization as Progress

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist   I’ve always disliked the way Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday is often celebrated. The reasons why became even clearer to me these past few days, as the importance of considering King’s life and work was juxtaposed against three other developments: Read More

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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