During African American History Month, it is important that key concepts be revisited and re-discussed in our continued efforts to seek clarity on certain ideas that are fundamental to the white supremacy foundation of America. First, there is the idea and concept of the “Maafa.” When we discuss genocide against...

All Eyes on the Black Vote

By George E. Curry Media Columnist      Now that we have gotten the first two political anomalies out of the way en route to electing a new president - mostly White Iowa and New Hampshire - the primaries and caucuses are moving to states that are more representative of a diverse...
February 2016 Bicentennial Op-Ed Americans recognize February as a month of remembrance and tribute. Black History Month encourages us to honor African American heroes and trailblazers. Presidents Day pays tribute to all who have borne the responsibility of our nation’s highest office. These observances occur this year as we also celebrate...
By Vernon A. Williams, Gary Crusader The recent group of protesters arrived in an old Oregon lumber town gathered ostensibly to support a 73-year-old rancher and his son who had been sentenced to prison for setting fires that spread to federal lands. At the outset, they claimed theirs’ was a peaceful...
Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford Let’s start with another question: Why do the Clintons love Blacks? Pretty simple – they get the vast majority of Black votes. All of those votes and they don’t have to do anything in return. In fact, they use us as expendable creatures. They...
Dr. Conrad Worrill, Chicago Crusader Until recently, there had been a scholarly debate among European intellectuals, as well as some Blacks, on what they referred to as the peopling of ancient Egypt. What this question really posed was, “Who were the ancient Egyptians?” Were they Black, white, mulatto, etc.? This issue...
By Julianne Malveaux, NNPA Columnist I am looking forward to November 8, 2016, and to voting for Hillary Rodham Clinton to lead these United States. I am so extremely excited that a woman of character, experience, and discernment can lead our nation. Even as I look forward to the November...
By Vernon A. Williams, Gary Crusader There’s few things sadder than seeing the level of contempt for one another and the brutal manner in which African American children treat each other. Some of that is a result of seeing the amount of disrespect exhibited among Black adults in their lives;...
Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford On February 3 my oldest daughter sent me a text saying: “Daddy, Maurice White died this morning.” I conveyed the sad news to my wife and realized that Maurice was like family to most of us. His songs and live performances brought joy to...
By George E. Curry, Media Columnist      Despite Cam Newton leading the Carolina Panthers to a 15-1 record during the regular season and two playoff victories en route to his being selected the NFL’s Most Valuable Player and six Black QBs playing in the Super Bowl, Black quarterbacks are still routinely subjected...