Politics

GOP Leaders to Skip Selma Event

  (Politico) – Scores of U.S. lawmakers are converging on tiny Selma, Alabama, for a large commemoration of a civil rights anniversary. But their ranks don’t include a single member of House Republican leadership — a point that isn’t lost on congressional black leaders. None Read More

Op-Ed

Selma Marches On

By Kim M. Keenan NNPA Columnist     Selma. For those of a certain age, the word Selma is evocative of a time when people stood against insurmountable odds. It is an ever-lasting illustration of why the right to vote must never be taken for Read More

Entertainment

The Biggest Problem with ‘Selma’ Has Nothing to Do with LBJ or the Oscars

  (The Washington Post) – “Selma” delivers a powerful dramatization of the bloody civil rights march in Alabama that led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. The depiction has received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture, but has been criticized for various deviations from historical fact. Supporters of President Lyndon Johnson have decried his portrayal as an antagonist who only reluctantly supported the Voting Rights Act after attempting Read More

Entertainment

Movie Review: ‘Selma’

  By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic R.I.P. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Your story has been told. Your legacy passed on. Your strategies for non-violent demonstrations shared. Your ability to change hearts, minds, and laws has been well-documented.  Selma, in the most inspiring way, relays Read More

Entertainment

Best Films of 2014

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic As 2014 draws to a close it’s a perfect time to reflect on noteworthy films, strong performances and the strides that black artists made this past year. It’s also a good time to spotlight the top-quality movies that will vie 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

Op-Ed

Hopeful Signs for Republicans

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   Despite all the infighting going on within my Republican Party, I am seeing reason for great hope as we go forward, especially with regards to the minority community. Many minority Republicans have become extremely frustrated with the constant lip Read More