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PRESS ROOM: Professor Dr. Michael Eric Dyson Launches “Conversation Peace,” His First-Ever Tour of HBCUs

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Conversation Peace” is designed to illuminate the historical and current relationship between African Americans and Jews, and spur spirited discussion and dialogue among student guests. The “Conversation Peace” HBCU tour is a presentation of the Philos Project, a national organization part of whose vision and objective is to reach young people—notably future black thought-leaders—to build stronger alliances and foster a better understanding of Israel and geo-political issues. […read more]

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Commentary

COMMENTARY: President Trump’s Latest Idea: A Cruel and Unconstitutional Attack on American Birthrights

The purpose of the birthright provision of the 14th Amendment was wide ranging. It was a direct assault on the dreadful Dred Scott decision, and overturned the idea that former slaves were not citizens and therefore had no rights a white man must respect. It reflected the language of the 1866 Civil Rights Act and negated the infamous Black Codes that were adopted to limit the rights of former slaves. […read more]

Jason Van Dyke convicted of second-degree murder and all 16 counts of aggravated battery and one count of police misconduct. (Photo by Nancy Stone/Pool/Chicago Tribune)
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GUILTY!

CHICAGO CRUSADER — Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke was found guilty of second-degree murder Friday, October 5, by a jury at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse, ending decades of frustration in Chicago’s Black community and marking a significant turning point involving police misconduct in the police department’s notorious history. […read more]

Op-Ed

Jesse Jackson Makes a Difference

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist I know about Black American leadership from both a personal and a professional perspective that spans more than five decades of observation and involvement. After recently the participating in the 2014 Rainbow Push Automotive Summit in Detroit, I Read More

Op-Ed

Kennedy Died, but the Haters did not Win

By Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. NNPA Columnist Fifty years ago, on a cold day in Dallas, Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. To my mind, what is extraordinary about the Kennedy assassination is that the haters did not win. Instead, crucifixion led Read More

Op-Ed

Keep Hope Alive with a new War on Poverty

By Jesse Jackson, Sr. NNPA Columnist Only a couple of weeks ago, as the nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s powerful “I Have a Dream” speech, I was reminded of the Rev. King’s last birthday, Read More

Op-Ed

Washington March was for Jobs and Freedom

By Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. NNPA Columnist As we approach the 50th anniversary of the famous March on Washington – Aug. 28 –  Americans will recall Dr. King’s famous “dream;” many can recite entire passages of his historic address. But it’s worth recalling the full meaning Read More

Op-Ed

Inner Cities Need Disaster Relief, Too

By Jesse Jackson NNPA Columnist New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recently spoke at a conference sponsored by the Clinton Global Initiative in Chicago on disaster recovery in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. The natural disaster  caused an estimated $39 billion in damage in New Jersey. Read More

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Op-Ed

A Black Thanksgiving

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Millions of Black American families observed Thanksgiving this week.  We have much to be thankful and grateful for. Yet we should also be cognizant of the challenges and struggles that lie ahead in the pathway to future economic Read More