Julianne Malveaux is an author and economist. Her latest book “Are We Better Off? Race, Obama and Public Policy” is available via www.amazon.com.
Commentary

COMMENTARY: Hate and Horror — When Does It Stop?

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Motivated by 45, Cesar Sayoc has “allegedly” mailed at least 15 pipe bombs to Democratic political figures that Trump has criticized. Instead of doing the decent thing (like calling his predecessors, Presidents Obama, and Clinton to pledge to use federal resources to get to the bottom of this madness), he spent time speculating that perhaps this was a Democratic set-up.” […read more]

Op-Ed

Where is Today’s Madam C.J. Walker?

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA News Wire Columnist Women entrepreneurs have a powerful role model when they consider Madam C.J. Walker. One of our nation’s first female self-made millionaires, her story of combining herbs to develop and manufacture a hair pomade, of empowering tens of thousands Read More

Op-Ed

Another Government Shutdown?

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   Congress must approve a budget by October 1, or our government will shut down. That means that people will not be paid and technically, government departments will cease to operate. Social Security payments, veterans’ benefits, and more will cease Read More

Op-Ed

‘Angry Black’ Gunmen

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   Alison Parker, a rookie news reporter at WDJB, the Roanoke, Va. CBS affiliate, had turned 24 just days before she was murdered on August 26. Her work partner, cameraman Adam Ward, was about to move to Charlotte, N.C. because Read More

Op-Ed

I Am Sandra Bland

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   Had I ever met Sandra Bland, I am sure I would have liked her. She is described as an advocate for justice who had embraced her purpose to fight racism. She is described as a sister who knew her Read More

Op-Ed

Rewriting Confederate History

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   On their Website, the Sons of Confederate Veterans describe themselves as preserving the “history and legacy” of the Confederacy. Their organization, they say, is dedicated to ensuring that “a true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved.” I would Read More

Op-Ed

Justice is not Blind

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   When racist attitudes, either conscious or subconscious, are combined with the discretionary powers that law enforcement officers have, the result is a differential outcome, with African Americans more likely to be the targets of “blind justice.” Most of our Read More

Op-Ed

‘Stupid’ Infrastructure Neglect

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   When Amtrak Northeast Regional Train #188 derailed on May 12, federal budget observers wondered if the underfunding of our nation’s fraying infrastructure was at least partly responsible for the deaths of eight people and the injuries to more than Read More