Op-Ed

Cities Pressured to Subsidize Sports Stadiums

By William Reed NNPA Columnist   Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray says that Washington Nationals baseball owner Theodore Lerner has pitched him a fast ball and wants the city to build a retractable roof over Nationals Park.  Gray said that he “soundly rejected” Lerner’s $300 Read More

Op-Ed

Winners and Losers of 2013

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   Well, it’s that time of year once again for me to pick my biggest winners and losers for 2013.  Unlike most of the year end lists, mine will not be based on polling data, or popularity. Rather, it’s from Read More

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Op-Ed

A Civil War Looming in South Sudan

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   The escalating crisis in the South Sudan, a country only constituted in 2011, has brought with it growing concerns that a nation-state formed with such hope may now be on the verge of civil war.  The crisis involves Read More

Op-Ed

2014 GMC Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab SLT

By Frank S. Washington NNPA Columnist   DETROIT – One of GMC’s advertising tag lines for its pickup trucks is “Professional Grade.” It appears that designers and engineers took that to heart in creating the 2014 GMC Sierra pickup truck. The truck was a hybrid Read More

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Op-Ed

Ask Alma by Alma Gill

Ask Alma     Co-worker Constantly Complains Dear Alma, I have a co-worker who is unhappy with his job and isn’t too shy to say it. If you greet him in the morning he will say, “Man I hate this job. I’m sick of this Read More

Politics

Preserving Nelson Mandela’s Legacy

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief PRETORIA, South Africa (NNPA) – Nearly a month after his death, there is a bitter struggle to define – and, in many instances, re-define – the legacy of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first democratically elected president. “There is an Read More

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Op-Ed

2016 Dream Ticket: Hillary and Michelle

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist   The 2016 national elections are not that far away. It is timely and important that we not wait until then to begin having constructive discussions about who should be given the opportunity and responsibility to  succeed President Read More

Op-Ed

What Color Is Your Santa Claus?

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist   In case you haven’t noticed, ‘tis the season … to have another controversy illuminating America’s race-driven fault lines. This time we can thank Fox News’ talk-show host Megyn Kelly for responding to a December 12 essay by writer Read More

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Op-Ed

Walking in Mandela’s Footsteps

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief   PRETORIA, South Africa – It’s not easy walking in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela, the nation’s first democratically elected president. No one knows that better than the two men who succeeded him as president of South Africa. A Read More