Op-Ed

Tear Down the Walls of Economic Inequality

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   After a spirited debate, the South Carolina House and Senate voted overwhelmingly to remove the Confederate battle flag from Statehouse grounds at the urging of Gov. Nikki Haley, who quickly signed the measure into law. The flag was lowered Read More

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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

Race, Flags, and the Second Amendment

By Robert McWhirter NNPA Guest Columnist   The church shooting in Charleston, S.C. once again showed us the connection of guns and race. Statistics of inner city gun violence always showed the connection. In this context, the National Rifle Association actually believes in gun control.  “Nothing” says the 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

National

How Racism Doomed Baltimore

BALTIMORE (The New York Times) — The Baltimore riots threw a spotlight on the poverty and isolation of the African-American community where the unrest began last month. The problems were underscored on Friday when the Justice Department, in response to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s request, started Read More

World

‘They Hate Black People’

(BBC) – Portugal is often praised for its success in integrating immigrants but in the suburbs of Lisbon police are being accused of racism and brutality. Jailza Sousa’s young son is afraid when she hangs out the washing on their first-floor balcony. “He’s traumatised,” says Read More

Op-Ed

Attacking Economic Racism

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Despite ill-intended efforts to do it for us, Black Americans have a responsibility to define our own reality. It is a fundamental human right recognized and respected by the United Nations. Therefore, it is incumbent upon us to Read More

Op-Ed

Systematic Racism in America

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist   The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) report on the Ferguson, Mo. Police Department sheds a brighter light on a serious racial injustice malignancy that is not isolated or unique to that besieged city. What the Justice Department Read More