Bill Fletcher, Jr. is the former president of TransAfrica Forum. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and at www.billfletcherjr.com. And look for his new novel The Man Who Fell From the Sky.
Bill Fletcher Jr.

COMMENTARY: Refugees

NNPA NEWSWIRE — International human rights law provides for the right of refugees to apply for asylum in other countries. There is no caveat that such refugees need to be from Europe or that they cannot apply to the USA. […read more]

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Op-Ed

Obama’s War Stance Exposes Liberal Hypocrisy

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist Last week, Americans commemorated the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. on 9/11/2001. During this crisis, Americans become one and put aside their differences for a season. As I reflected on that occasion, I also thought about Read More

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Op-Ed

Military Expansion in Mali and Syria?

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   The Obama administration is preparing for an expansion of U.S. military involvement into areas from which it should keep its nose clear:  Syria and Mali.  The news reports are unsettling even as there are attempts by the administration Read More

Op-Ed

VANTAGE POINT: End the ‘War on Drugs’ Now

By Ron Daniels NNPA Guest Columnist   On April 4, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stepped to the podium of the Riverside Church in New York to vigorously proclaim his opposition to the War in Vietnam. It was one of the most powerful orations Read More

Op-Ed

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Time to Repeal the War on Drugs

By William Reed NNPA Columnist Why do Black Americans allow the war on drugs’ unfair toll on people of color to continue? Instead of putting a stop to the racial disparities and arrests, prosecutions, imprisonments, and lack of rehabilitation programs, Blacks have unknowingly allowed the status Read More

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Op-Ed

Drones: Warfare of the Video Age

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   Drone warfare is truly the warfare of the videogame age.  The ‘pilot’ sits behind a panel, miles away from a flying machine that contains no human being.  Through cameras and various forms of sensing equipment they direct the Read More

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Influencing Barack Obama’s Second Act

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   There is a different feel in the air, and it should not be surprising.  As historic as was the re-election of President Obama, nothing can replace the uniqueness of the opening of his first term four years ago.  Read More