A Week after the Election, the State of the Black World Conference Convenes in Newark

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I’m writing two weeks before the November 8 election, writing and praying that Election Day comes sooner than it is supposed to. I did my early vote thing so that I could, if necessary, drop into battleground states like Read More


Fight to Exonerate Marcus Garvey

By Ron Daniels NNPA Columnist   August 17 will mark the 128th birthday of Marcus Mosiah Garvey, the visionary Jamaican-born leader who built the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL) into the largest mass movement for liberation in the history of Africans Read More


Democrats Beat Themselves

By Ron Daniels NNPA Columnist   In the face of a calculated and relentless assault by Republicans on Barack Obama, a president with a dismal approval rating, Democratic candidates panicked and frantically ran away from the president and his/their “record” over the past six years. Read More


Mandela and the Unfinished Freedom Struggle

By Ron Daniels NNPA Guest Columnist   As chairman of Freedom, Inc. in Youngstown, Ohio, a community-based, Pan Africanist organization, I was privileged to be among a small group of activists/organizers who launched the mobilization to hold the first African Liberation Day (ALD) in the Read More


D.C. March Leaders Lacked Boldness

By Ron Daniels NNPA Guest Columnist I was privileged to attend the March on Washington in 1963, and count it as one of the most profound experiences of my life.  The sheer outpouring of thousands of people, particularly Black people, was a testament to our aspirations Read More


Blackonomics: Working Outside of your Lane

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist “The economic distress of America’s inner cities may be the most pressing issue facing the nation. The lack of businesses and jobs in disadvantaged urban areas fuels not only a crushing cycle of poverty but also crippling social problems such Read More


The IBW ‘Black Paper’ Seeks to Energize Activists

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – “There is a ‘state of emergency’ without urgency in Black America,” writes Ron Daniels, president of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century. In a collection of essays and briefs, the IBW’s forthcoming “Black Paper” Read More