Rev. Anthony Trufant, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church of Brooklyn. (Courtesy Photo:

OP-ED: I’ve Almost Lost Hope

THE AFRO — Christians — from the Church’s beginning — have rarely agreed on doctrinal issues and the look of authentic public witness. What has concerned me, however, are white Evangelicals who remain sympathetic to and supportive of organizations that carry racist overtones and undertones like the Ku Klux Klan, the Birther Movement, the Alt-Right and the Heritage Preservation Association. […read more]


The Gift of The Struggle

By TaNoah Morgan Special to the NNPA   WASHINGTON (NNPA ) – This summer, my daughter turned 13, and after she’d spent two years at an elite Northeast prep school where most of her classmates were White, my husband and I decided it was time Read More


KKK Specter May Already Have ‘Helped’ Memphis

by Tony Jones Special to the NNPA from the Tri-State Defender While the long buildup to Saturday’s Ku Klux Klan rally in downtown Memphis has helped the event draw national attention, public and political watchers here say the KKK’s impending visit has served to bring Read More


Black State Lawmakers Fight for Relevancy

by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As conservative southern Democrats – once known as Dixiecrats – switched to Republicans, Black state lawmakers have seen their power evaporate in the South. “Virtually all Black elected officials in the region are outsiders looking in,” Read More