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Gospel Singer Yolanda Adams Offers Tips on How to Stay in Charge of Your Diabetes This Holiday Season

Gospel Singer Yolanda Adams Offers Tips on How to Stay in Charge of Your Diabetes This Holiday Season NEW YORK, NY (December 20, 2012) – Holiday meals and traditions don’t have to disrupt your diabetes control. With a little preparation, you can be ready to face this holiday Read More

National

Violence is ‘as American as Cherry Pie’

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the late 1960s, Black revolutionary H. Rap Brown, now known as Jamil Abdullah al-Amin, was often quoted as saying violence is “as American as cherry pie.” More than 40 years after the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Read More

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Op-Ed

One Week, Two Sides of Obama

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Over the span of one week, two different sides of President Obama emerged in different yet unforgettable terms. This first was political, involving Susan Rice’s decision to withdraw her name as a candidate for Secretary of State. The second Read More

Op-Ed

Child Watch: Dear God! When Will It Stop?

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist The horrendous news from Newtown, Conn. has pierced our hearts. A black-clad man in his 20s armed with two semi-automatic handguns, entered the Sandy Hook Elementary School and made an elementary school for kindergartners through fourth graders the scene Read More

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Op-Ed

Passionate about the Wrong Things

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist I was in a cab just the other day when the driver chided me for not knowing football.  He was a big Redskins (I call them the Deadskins because they need to change their name) fan, and was obsessed with Read More

Op-Ed

White Democrats Abandon Strong Black Women

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist What is it about Democratic presidents and Black women that result in the women always being thrown under the bus? Black women gave President Obama 96 percent of their vote in 2012 – compared to 87 percent for Black men Read More

Op-Ed

Our Children Deserve Better

By Benjamin Todd Jealous NNPA Guest Columnist Every generation believes their children deserve to be better off than they were. This belief inspired the first slave rebellion in 1663, when a new law dictated that children of African slaves would not be able to rise Read More

Op-Ed

Predatory Lending Practices Continue to Weaken Blacks and Hispanics

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist In the first report of its kind, the Center for Responsible Lending has examined consumer lending markets across-the-board and found that despite recent regulatory reforms – predatory lending continues to undermine American households trying to rebuild their finances after the Read More

Op-Ed

Blackonomics: Black Leadership or Pleadership?

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.”  This famous quote from Frederick Douglass brings to mind the predicament of Black folks in this country relative to those upon whom we depend to put forth Read More

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Black to the Future

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist I was recently in South Africa for a conference.  While there, I had two interesting experiences that raised the complications and politics of race. In the first case I was on a shuttle bus. The driver, ethnically South Asian Read More

Op-Ed

Opportunity and Diversity One Industry at a Time

by Benjamin Todd Jealous Special to the NNPA from the North Dallas Gazette   There is a missing component to the national discussion concerning how to strengthen and rebuild the American economy.  It is true that high unemployment, a weak national infrastructure, the need for Read More