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...

Addict or Junkie?

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...
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...