Recent Police Shootings Driven by Terrorism, Not Racism

By Armstrong Williams (NNPA Newswire Columnist) It seems as though the nation’s cities and major metropolitan areas are sitting in anxious anticipation for the next police shooting; the next “senseless” loss of someone who didn’t have to die. That’s unfortunate. There are too many questions Read More


The Great Iraq Mistake

  (US News) – Invading Iraq was a mistake. That’s the consensus now even among Republicans, whose presidential candidates in recent days have largely fallen in line behind Jeb Bush and denounced the 2003 invasion initiated by his brother. After first telling Fox News this Read More


Kenyans Agonize Over Student Massacre

  GARISSA, Kenya (Wall Street Journal) – One year ago, President Uhuru Kenyatta declared on television that the era of insecurity was over for Kenyans. He vowed that closed-circuit cameras capable of picking faces out of crowds and relaying information to authorities would soon dot major cities Read More


Kenya Garissa Attack Victims Remembered Through #147NotJustANumber Twitter Trend

Mugdha Variyar, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES GARISSA, Kenya (International Business Times)—After the Al-Shabaab attack on Kenya’s Garissa University left 148 students dead last Thursday, Twitterati have taken it upon themselves to ensure the victims are remembered, by trending the hashtag #147notjustanumber. A relative is assisted by Red Cross staff as bodies of Read More


Terror in the Name of Religion

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   It has been deeply disturbing to hear and read suggestions that there is something inherently violent in Islam that distinguishes it from other religions. It is also a false notion, and one which we must dispel immediately. Let’s Read More


France’s History of Violence

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   In the aftermath of the killings of staff at the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, there has been near universal outrage, and correctly so. The murders were brutal and indefensible, and whether coordinated or not with any terrorist Read More