Reclaiming the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Written by By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist 08 January 2015
        The 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday should have a different impact on the collective consciousness of Black America. Why? Because once again there are millions of Black Americans ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 08 January 2015
            The Black Immigration Network (BIN) was formed to assist Black immigrants in the U.S. and improve relations between them and Black Americans.  BIN’s Policy Brief (December 2014) ... read more >>
Haiti and Africa Inside Us: The Sacrifice, Grandeur and Struggle
Written by DR. Maulana Karenga 08 January 2015
This month, January 1, marks the 211th anniversary of the Haitian Revolution and offers one of African peoples’ most impressive and important legacies to humanity. For Haiti is our shared heritage, a ... read more >>
Written by By Ralph E. Shaffer 01 January 2015
  Recent demonstrations protesting the death of young black men by police have focused on the slogan: "Black Lives Matter." Although some protest leaders have reminded their followers that "All Lives ... read more >>
To Be Equal This Is Why We March
Written by By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist 01 January 2015
        “It’s just so overwhelming to see all who have come to stand with us. Look at the masses – Black, White, all races, all religions…We need to stand like this at all times.” – ... read more >>
Bratton’s Long History with ‘I Can’t Breathe’
Written by By Jasmyne A. Cannick 01 January 2015
      As Angelenos brace themselves for results of an autopsy and investigation regarding the death of an unarmed Black man in South Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Police Department, I thought we’d ... read more >>
Make Economic Justice 2015’s New Year’s Resolution
Written by By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist 01 January 2015
      In recent months the groundswell of activism regarding Black America’s lack of criminal justice has become nearly daily headline news. Demonstrations spanning the nation and many parts of ... read more >>
Resolutions in Times of Resistance: Building, Working and Waging Struggle
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 01 January 2015
                    Again, in the words and ways of the ancestors, the edges of the years have met and merged, and we pause to pay homage, give thanks and think deep about our past, present ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 01 January 2015
      Violence respects neither race nor class but has become the horrific norm in certain Los Angeles neighborhoods.  The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), statistics notwithstanding, violence ... read more >>
Celebrating Kwanzaa: Practicing Principles and Creating Good in the World
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 25 December 2014
Kwanzaa, as an African American and pan-African holiday, is a celebration of family, community and culture and takes place from December 26 through January 1. This ... read more >>
Blacks are a Giving People
Written by By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist 24 December 2014
        African Americans are overrepresented among the poor, but it would be a mistake to conclude that all African Americans are poor. We are all aware of the seven, eight, and even nine-figure ... read more >>
Race in the Un-United States of America
Written by By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist 24 December 2014
      The understandable attention being focused on differing attitudes among Whites and Blacks toward law enforcement authorities in the wake of decisions by grand juries in Missouri and New York ... read more >>
Blacks Should Support Normalizing Relations with Cuba
Written by By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist 24 December 2014
    President Obama’s historic announcement that the U.S. is restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba, after more than five decades of strategic political and military opposition, is today resonating ... read more >>
Practicing the Culture of Kwanzaa Living the Seven Principles Annual Founder’s Kwanzaa Message
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 24 December 2014
    At the heart and soul of the celebration of Kwanzaa is the ancient culture which serves as its source and sanction, the Nguzo Saba, the Seven Principles, which are hub and hinge on which the holiday ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 24 December 2014
                Derrick Bell was a compassionate scholar and intellectual force. He was a champion of   civil rights for African Americans, but with unwavering commitment, pursued racial ... read more >>
A Call to Rescue My Sisters: The Case Against the Show “Sorority Sisters”
Written by By: Dr. Valerie Wardlaw Freelance Writer 19 December 2014
       This opinion piece is not written against any individual sorority member featured on the reality show “Sorority Sisters.”  It is important that I say this upfront. This piece is a call ... read more >>
Don’t Let Tempting Predatory Loans Spoil Holidays
Written by By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist 19 December 2014
      From Christmas carols to decorations that celebrate the season, the holidays mark the time of year when families and loved ones anticipate joyous celebrations and gift-giving. It’s a season ... read more >>
The White Majority’s Racial World of Fantasy
Written by Lee A. Daniels 19 December 2014
        Now, in the season that’s supposed to exalt goodwill toward all, comes fresh evidence of the important role the White majority’s unwillingness to consider Black Americans as their ... read more >>
Let’s Have a Real Conversation about Race
Written by By John A. Powell NNPA Guest Columnist 19 December 2014
  Thousands recently took to the streets in protest and outrage following a Ferguson grand jury’s decision not to indict a White police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed Black teenager, we ... read more >>
The Moral Vocation of Leadership: Dedication, Discipline, Sacrifice and Service
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 18 December 2014
  This last weekend found Tiamoyo and me in St. Louis giving a pre-Kwanzaa lecture, meeting with deeply-involved young activists of the Organization for Black Struggle and, of necessity, going to Ferguson ... read more >>
Written by larry Aubry 18 December 2014
      Most people believe racism and bigotry are the same, they are not.  Any individual or group can be bigoted, however, racism is the ability of one group to control another based on race or ... read more >>
A Criminal Justice System that Suffocates Us
Written by By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist 11 December 2014
          “I can’t breathe,” gasped Eric Garner, again and again and again.  “I can’t breathe,” he said as several police officers were on top of him, choking him, pushing his head ... read more >>
Will Video Cameras Reduce Police Brutality?
Written by By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Columnist 11 December 2014
            “I can’t believe that in the 21st century in the United States of America, we can’t get a simple indictment for a murder of a man that was caught on videotape,” said New ... read more >>
Yes, Marching Still Makes a Difference
Written by By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr NNPA Columnist 11 December 2014
        “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot”   “No Justice, No Peace,”    “I Can’t Breathe”   “Black Lives Matter”     Those are the chants and hand-written signs that continue ... read more >>
Diversity Map Needed for America
Written by By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist 11 December 2014
            Sometimes childhood experiences motivate a lifetime of extraordinary work. That is certainly true for Georgetown University Law School professor and bioethicist Patricia King, a ... read more >>