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2015 Was a Year Full of Shock and Significance

OK, to say that 2015 flew by would be very cliche’ right? But it would be so true. As the year comes to an end, the holidays just didn’t seem quite the same – especially with 80-degree weather in Jacksonville and 60-degree weather in New York City ???? Regardless of the weather, 2015 will be remembered as a year of significant change and astounding events. One of my favorite stories or nonstories of the yea ...

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More Guns and Discrimination Isn’t the Answer to Terrorism

by Reggie Fullwood Let the war mongering begin. With the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, and now San Bernardino, CA, Homeland Security and the nation as a whole is on high alert. And rightly so, but there is a thin line between being cautious and being overzealous. Some want to immediately build that proverbial wall around the country and others want to stomp all over the constitution and start detaining ...

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The Global Genius of President Barack H. Obama

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist When you are considered by millions of people across the nation and throughout the world community to be the “Leader of the Free World,” that is an awesome and serious international responsibility. Do you remember when President Obama was first elected eight years ago? There were numerous pundits who questioned whether or not the first African American to ...

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Blackonomics: Beyond T-Shirts and Hoodies

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Recollections of my 1995 article on the business of college athletics danced in my head when I heard the news about the University of Missouri football team’s refusal to play until the President of that University, Tim Wolfe, resigns or is dismissed. The players said, “due to his negligence toward marginalized students’ experience” and his lax attitude regarding racial issue ...

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Deceitful Politicians Want Media to Ignore their Lies

by Dr. Julianne Malveaux Politicians and would-be politicians running for president can’t have it both ways: They can’t filibuster while refusing to answer direct questions during televised debates and then complain about not having enough time to talk. Judging by the blatant lies they told during the recent CNBC debate, they should have far less time to talk. But politicians being politicians, they know ho ...

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What’s Wrong with the Truth?

By George Curry Award-winning film director Quentin Tarantino gets high props for stepping up to tell some truth about the many murders of African Americans at the hands of misbehaving police officers. How, after all, can you justify the killing of a baby boy, Tamir Rice? Or the illegal choking of Eric Garner? Michael Brown stole some cigarillos. Does that deserve the death penalty? We can call the roll and ...

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What the First Democratic Presidential Debate Showed Us About the Candidates

By Julianne Malveaux In contrast to the more entertaining Republican presidential candidate debates, the first Democratic presidential candidate debate was more absorbing. We heard from grownups that refrained from personal attacks and offered solid information about their positions. While there were mild fireworks, there was much gravitas, and the sagacity with which these candidates discussed issues was m ...

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Florida Senate Set to Remove Confederate Flag from Seal

“The past always looks better than it was. It's only pleasant because it isn't here,” once wrote Peter Finley Dunne. Florida Senate Democratic Leader Arthenia Joyner recently started a movement to remove one vestige of the past from the State Senate Seal – the confederate flag. I have seen the senate seal dozens of times and simply never paid attention of the various flags featured on it. Leader Joyner’s ef ...

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Banks Caught Redlining Black Communities

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist The old adage, ‘the more things change, the more they stay the same’ seems somehow an apt description for what a growing number of communities are suffering: a lack of fair lending. In recent weeks and in varying locales, the issue of redlining has led to lawsuits that have been challenged or settlements that avoided courtroom dramas. Regardless of locale, allegations are ...

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Despite Mediocre Recruitment Efforts, Republicans Still Haven’t Gained Ground with Blacks

by Reggie Fullwood For the past half dozen election cycles, Republicans have “said” that they want to attract more blacks to their party. It’s almost like that strange schoolmate that you rarely even said hello to, inviting you to his graduation party. Your first thought is hmmm… is this some kind of setup? We have nothing in common, except the school we attend, but you are inviting me to a party. Sorry, I’ ...

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