By Julianne Malveaux , NNPA Columnist As the FBI battles with Apple about privacy protection and the need for the technology company to break down computer firewalls, I wonder who will, exactly, be protected, when technology companies go fishing to find protected information from their users. It is not so...
By George E. Curry, Media Columnist  Most racial, ethnic, religious, and political groups in the United States vote for people who appear to represent their best interests. Yet, when African Americans do the same thing, many people seem surprised - including some Blacks. Blacks realize what is at stake in this election...
Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford Oh yes, those were troubled times during the decades of the 1960’s and 1970’s. When Beyoncé gave tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the start of the Black Panther Movement I thought she doesn’t know what she is celebrating. A look back at the...
By Vernon A. Williams, Gary Crusader You would think the ridiculousness would be overwhelming by now. Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump was asked three times to denounce the Ku Klux Klan and one of its most celebrated leaders - David Duke. Duke - writing that Trump promises to break up "Jewish...
Dr. Conrad Worrill, Chicago Crusader So many of the problems that African people face in the world today are due to the assault on our minds by those who captured us and removed significant numbers of us to the western hemisphere. This also included the mind damage caused by the...
By Julianne Malveaux , NNPA Columnist Michelle Alexander, the brilliant author of The New Jim Crow, writes in The Nation – that Hillary Clinton does not “deserve” the Black vote. She makes a strong case. She reminds us that the Bill Clinton administration yielded a draconian crime bill and welfare...
By George E. Curry Media Columnist  President Obama has announced that despite threats from Republican leaders, he plans to nominate someone to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Antonin Scalia. I hope he ignores the advice of Vice President Joe Biden who wants him to select someone who...
Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford During the past Republican primary in South Carolina, I noticed a very sad thing. Candidate Donald Trump attacked candidate Jeb Bush by referring to his brother former President George W. Bush. When you get challenged by referring to someone close to you don’t rattle...
By Vernon A. Williams, Gary Crusader Can you sense a change in the atmosphere? Does your intuition suggest the status quo is in for serious rearranging? Do you just feel the rumbling under your feet of unstoppable progress? Can you pick up the wonderful aroma of revolution? The year 2015 was a...

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By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Nick Cocchi would like to be the Sheriff of Hampden County, an Eastern Massachusetts county of half a million people. Springfield, Massachusetts, a city that is about 22 percent African American, is the county seat. Eastern Massachusetts (and indeed, much of New England) is experiencing...