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The Fight for What is Possible

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson deserves high props. The young man used his activism as a platform to run for Mayor of Baltimore, and he placed better than expected in the April 26 election. Initially projected to get just one percent of the votes, he ended up with two percent, or 3,077 votes. That’s a miniscule number when compared to the more than 45,000 vote ...

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Poor People are Discouraged From Voting

By George E. Curry Bernie Sanders on Sunday tried to attribute most of his losses to Hillary Clinton – his recent string of victories notwithstanding – to poor people not voting. “Poor people don’t vote,” he said on NBC’s Meet the Press. “I mean, that’s just a fact. That’s a sad reality of American society.” What’s a fact is that when poor people do vote, they are not voting for Bernie Sanders. As the Washi ...

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Black Liberals are Hypocrites When it Comes to the N Word

By Raynard Jackson Once again, two nights ago, liberal hypocrisy was on full display at the White House Correspondents’ Association’s (WHCA) annual dinner. The dinner was begun in the early 1920s and usually the incumbent president and vice president of the United States attend. It is supposed to be a time of merriment and humor; but over time, it has become more and more of a liberal lovefest for the journ ...

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Bernie Sanders Can’t Win, But Will He Hurt the Party Instead?

Losing is always tough. Sometimes it’s telegraphed and we know it’s coming; and then there are times when we are surprised. “You learn how to be a gracious winner and an outstanding loser,” said Joe Namath. Democratic Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders knows that the end is near; but instead of facing reality, he’s going down fighting. And I can’t blame anyone for fighting to the bitter end. However, when ...

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The Clinton Crime Bill in Context

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Former President William Jefferson Clinton mixed it up with Black Lives Matter activists as he defended his Presidency, and his 1994 crime bill, when he was campaigning for candidate Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia last week. Hillary fans will say it isn’t fair that the Black Lives Matter folks keep raising issues from the Bill Clinton presidency, but since the Clintons c ...

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Bernie Sanders Wants Free College for Everyone, But is it a Realistic Concept?

by Reggie Fullwood “Education is a precondition to survival in America today,” said Marian Wright Edelman. Certainly, that belief was rooted at the foundation of President Obama’s announcement last year that he believes that community college should be free to all Americans. The president's plan was called “America's College Promise.” The initiative would cover students' tuition for qualifying community col ...

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U.S. Banks Shortchange Justice

By George E. Curry While our attention was focused last week on Bill Clinton becoming unhinged while defending his indefensible crime bill and insulting the Black Lives Matter Movement in the process, Wells Fargo and billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson were demonstrating how the wealthy escape personal responsibility when they misbehave badly. In the case of Wells Fargo, bank executives agreed to pay ...

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Traditional Values Remain Important in the Black Community

By Raynard Jackson What do these four people all have in common: Wardell Stephen “Steph” Curry, II, better known as Steph Curry, Ayesha Alexander Curry, Carvin Haggins and BriaMarie? Yes, they are all involved in entertainment at the highest levels. Yes, they all have achieved some measure of success within the industry. Yes, they are all Black. Yes, they are all Christians and yes they are all Americans. B ...

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Schools Are Underserving Minority Communities, and Black and Latino Parents Have Noticed

By Laura Moser, slate.com Diversity isn’t just a hallmark of big cities anymore. The U.S. as a whole is rapidly becoming a majority-minority country, starting with our youngest citizens: Last summer, the U.S. Census Bureau published a report on the changing demographics of the country and found that, as of 2014, 50.2 percent of American kids under the age of 5 are nonwhite—a shift that promises to transform ...

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What if Donald Trump’s Campaign Manager was Black?

By Julianne Malveaux It is probably not especially politically correct to bring more race matters into the debacle that is also known as the Donald Trump quest for the Presidency. He has called out and targeted racial and ethnic groups, as well as targeted individual women because of their appearance (or more, but we won’t go there). He has supported basic thuggery, offering to pay the legal fees for a man ...

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