Monday, January 25, 2021
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...

EDUCATION FOR WHAT?

By Dr. Conrad Worrill, Director/Professor Throughout most of our lives, African people in America have been told if you get a good education you can get a good job. African people in Africa were told something similar. If you get a good education your condition in life will improve. In the...

STANDING ON SACRED GROUND

By Julianne Malveaux , NNPA Columnist Three unarmed Black men encountered a group of white men walking down a dirt road in Slocum, Texas on July 29, 1910. Without warning, and with no reason, the white men opened fire on the Black men. And for two days white men simply...
By George E. Curry, Media Columnist      Let’s face it: Contaminated water would not have flowed through the pipes of Flint, Mich. - certainly not for as long as it did - if the residents of the city of nearly 100,000 had been White and affluent instead of Black and largely poor. In...
Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford Yes, the new Progressive Movement is in full form and they are not taking any “prisoners.” MoveOn.org, ACORN and others are basically a memory. When the Obama Administration moved into the White House, just a block away from the beautiful U.S. Chamber of Commerce...
By Vernon A. Williams If you’re tired of talking about race in America, dig a hole in the sands of Lake Shore Drive beaches in Chicago or Marquette Park’s beach in Gary and just bury your head in it (sadly, Indianapolis has no beach front). Race remains the compelling and vital...
By Julianne Malveaux, NNPA Columnist Days before the opening of the World Economic Forum, Oxfam, the international organization that works on world poverty issues, released a report that addressed inequality. They found the international wealth gap growing rapidly. Last year, just 62 individuals had the same wealth as the 3.6 billion...
By George E. Curry, Media Columnist  Since former half-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin erupted on the national scene by telling everyone she could see Russia from her perch in Alaska, she has been lecturing everyone about accepting responsibility. For example, speaking to Tea Party supporters in Nashville in 2010, Palin said, “My...
Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford My early days of being an activist seem so simple now. A hot head reporter or radio personality would challenge my actions and I would simply shut him/her down with my quips and verbal jockeying. An IRS series of audits, police interrogations, being pulled...