Representative, Ilhan Omar (D-MN) speaking at a Hillary for MN event at the U of MN, October 2018. (Photo: Lorie Shaull / Wikimedia Commons)
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Trump, Media Assaults on Omar a New Low for American Politics

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Some media favorable to the president have also attacked Omar and despite death threats made against her, Trump has continued his assault by calling her –without any supporting evidence and against her denials – “anti-Semitic,” and “anti-Israel.” […read more]

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“Members of Congress have a duty to respond to the President’s explicit attack today. @IihanMN’s life is in danger. For our colleagues to be silent is to be complicit in the outright, dangerous targeting of a member of Congress. We must speak out,” said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY).
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COMMENTARY: Omar Faces Rightwing Backlash as She Forces Uncomfortable Conversations About Israel, Palestine

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Trump, the New York Post and Fox News, each owned by media magnate and Trump friend Rupert Murdoch, and the Republican National Committee’s Ronna Romney McDonald, have led the way in the criticism, smears and deceptive coverage and which has triggered pushback and calls to cease this dangerous behavior from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Sens. Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris, Women’s March creators Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory and a range of other women and activists, including Rashad Robinson of Color of Change, journalist and activist Shaun King and others.” […read more]

“Reparations is a conversation that is in-depth and involved and it’s a long and necessary conversation,” Garvey said.
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Dr. Julius Garvey Still Seeking Redemption for his Father and Africans

NNPA NEWSWIRE — In recent years, Dr. Julius Garvey has worked to secure a pardon for his famous father. “The charges against others involved were dropped, but my father was convicted by an all-white jury on charges that were widely considered politically-motivated and in a trial tainted by misconduct.” After spending nearly three years in jail, President Calvin Coolidge, under public pressure in 1927, commuted Garvey’s sentence but still deported him. […read more]

Entertainment

Williams and O’Reilly Cases Diverge

DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Two prominent television personalities are accused within weeks of each other of misrepresenting their wartime reporting experiences in ways that made those experiences seem more dangerous than they actually were. That’s what Brian Williams and Bill Read More

Politics

Why MSNBC is in Trouble

(Politico) – Two facts: 1. Cable news is in trouble, across the board. The demand for 24-hour televised news is on the wane, and the audience — a paltry slice of the population to begin with — is old and getting older. But, 2, MSNBC is in serious trouble. This Read More

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Op-Ed

‘Race War’ at Fox News

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist   In 2013, race still mattered – especially at Fox News. According to MediaMatters, the watchdog group, last year was a banner period for race-baiting at Fox. “Viewers who spent 2013 absorbed in Fox News might be under the Read More

Op-Ed

White Media Masquerading as Black

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, released his long awaited report last week called the Growth and Opportunity Project.  It is basically a post mortem of last November’s election results and lessons learned. The report stated the Read More

Entertainment

Oprah Turns to Black Viewers For OWN

Black viewers have caused a spike in viewership for Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network, according to Black America Web. As a result of programs like “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” (734,000 viewers) “Iyanla: Fix My Life” (742,000 viewers) and high-profile guests including Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina (3.5 million Read More