By George E. Curry, Media Columnist It’s been whispered for years so let’s deal with the elephant in the room: Many African Americans have privately complained that President Obama has catered to the needs of immigrants more than those of Blacks. The fact that neither group fits in a separate and...
Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford Renewable Energy refers to production of energy from sources such as wind, solar heating, electric power, etc. as opposed to fossil fuel sources such as oil, coal, natural gas. It is less harmful to our air and reduces, if any, global warming. It is a...
By Vernon A. Williams, Gary Crusader This week solemnly marks the 48th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Many issues for which he so diligently fought, and ultimately died for, remain unresolved today. Yet sadly, many have grown tired of talking about prejudice, discrimination and bigotry. They...
Dr. Conrad Worrill, Director/Professor Since the early 1900s, Black and white scholars have written much on the Black family. When one examines the card catalogue of any library in America they will find volumes of books, articles and newspaper clippings discussing some aspect of Black family life. What we need in...
By Julianne Malveaux , NNPA Columnist The ISIS attack on Brussels, Belgium strikes fear in the heart of every human being who lives in a “first world” nation rattled by random, brutal and terrorist attacks on law and order. How is it that people get into a subway car, planning...
By Dr. Patricia Maryland , (NNPA News Wire Guest Columnist) Our nation continues to marshal support for the people of Flint, Michigan, as the city rebuilds after its water supply was found to be contaminated with extremely dangerous amounts of lead. The long-term exposure of Flint residents to lead, which...
By George E. Curry, Media Columnist      Not even President Obama would argue it was the best of timing. While he was on the first leg of a two-stop trip to mend a 50-year non-relationship with Cuba and a 20-isolation from Argentina, terrorists attacked Brussels. Instead of rushing home, which would...
Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford Oh how I remember those beautiful Sundays when my father would take me to the Los Angeles Rams football games. We would drop my mom and baby brother off at my Aunt Lula’s home and we would journey down Hoover Ave. to the fabulous...
By Vernon A. Williams, Gary Crusader The people who live in Gary, Indiana aren’t desperate. Never have been. Never will be. Those from other places often delight in reminding residents and natives of the one-time booming metropolis that its glory days are lost in the distant past – that the ‘here...
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Some words seem rarely mentioned in this highly toxic political season. We’ve heard about bombs and walls, but very little about peace. One is almost tempted, when some of the candidates are speaking, to burst into song – give peace a chance. In this Women’s...