Saturday, March 28, 2015
Written by Larry Aubry 06 September 2013
Print, electronic, and social media reveled in the glow of the myriad commemorations of the 1963 March on Washington.  But the hype, only a salve on an unhealed wound, blurred the unsettling fact that ... read more >>
Islam – A Religion of Peace?
Written by Eric E. Vickers Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American 29 August 2013
If Islam is ever to be understood and appreciated by Americans, then Muslims will need to stop trying to convince them that it is a “religion of peace.”  Having just completed my 35th Ramadan – ... read more >>
Whites Who Kill Blacks More Likely to Escape Punishment
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent 29 August 2013
Kimberlé Crenshaw says subtle bias often an issue. When the Florida jury found George Zimmerman, a White neighborhood watchman, not guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon ... read more >>
Nielsen: Celebrating 90 Years of Innovation
Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil NNPA Columnist 29 August 2013
Isn’t it fascinating how a person can have a single idea or dream planted, take root and change the world as we know it?  Well, that’s exactly how Nielsen came to be. This week, Nielsen will celebrate ... read more >>
Child Watch “Where Do We Go From Here?“
Written by Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist 29 August 2013
In a sense we’ve come to our nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing ... read more >>
After the March on Washington
Written by Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist 29 August 2013
The 1963 March on Washington was a pivotal moment for African Americans, a day when people joined to fight for jobs, peace and justice.  More than 250,000 people traveled to Washington, coming by busses, ... read more >>
50 Years Later: The President’s Response
Written by Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. NNPA Columnist 29 August 2013
On August 28, on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous “Dream” oration, President Barack Obama spoke from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, joined ... read more >>
Marching Orders for the Future
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Columnist 29 August 2013
Now that we’ve had two events at the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, it is important to remember a few things about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ... read more >>
Why we still march
Written by Sherrilyn A. Ifill 29 August 2013
50 years after the seminal event of the civil rights era, the work is still unfinished Constance Baker Motley, the great civil rights lawyer with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, was not planning ... read more >>
The Godly Hope of MLK’s Dream Deserves a Humble Response
Written by Larry Buford 29 August 2013
The words of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial in August 1963, infused hope and inspiration to the mixed masses in a most profound way. Now 50 years later ... read more >>
Written by Dr. Rosie Milligan 29 August 2013
The best thing you can do for your children is to lead them to God and teach them the Word of God. The second-best thing is to teach them how to read. The third thing is to teach them to think for themselves ... read more >>
Be an Advance Guard for Jobs
Written by William Spriggs 29 August 2013
( - In August 1963, as was the case 100 years earlier when the cemetery for the heroes of Gettysburg was dedicated, many speeches were delivered; but one stood out as a galvanizing ... read more >>
Is the Civil Rights Movement Over?
Written by Amanda Susskind and Nolan Rollins 29 August 2013
Ask any schoolchild when the Civil Rights Movement took place, and she will likely tell you it was in the 1960s.  Recent events have made us wonder what we can do to recreate a similar sense of urgency ... read more >>
'We Have Come So Far; Still So Much Has Stayed the Same'
Written by Benjamin Todd Jealous 29 August 2013
This past weekend I joined over 150,000 people at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. It was a powerful moment that showed us how Dr. King's dream is still alive, yet reminded us how far ... read more >>
Written by Leon Jenkins, President Los Angeles NAACP 29 August 2013
I was very young during the initial march on Washington in 1963, living in the deep south. Even though I did not attend the march, over the years seeing footage of the march, and Dr. King, John Lewis, ... read more >>
Making the March Meaningful: Re-Reading and Reaffirming Our History
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 29 August 2013
    It is a strange but constantly occurring thing, the tendency to appropriate our history and culture as simply another expression of the self-congratulatory narrative the American established ... read more >>
March on Washington 50th Anniversary
Written by David G. Brown 22 August 2013
Who Cares about Inglewood’s Public Schools?
Written by Joe Bowers 22 August 2013
Lately, when we read reports about the Inglewood Unified School District, we have to wonder if any one cares. Inglewood Unified once considered the jewel of the South Bay, now is unfairly thought of as ... read more >>
King’s Unfinished Symphony of Freedom
Written by Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. NNPA Columnist 22 August 2013
This weekend, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, best known for Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Dream.” Fifty years later, the dream challenges us ... read more >>
Why We’re Still Marching
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Columnist 22 August 2013
For a while, it looked like the 50th anniversary observance of the March on Washington would expose a sharp split in the Civil Rights Movement. Al Sharpton jumped ahead of his colleagues by cornering ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 22 August 2013
Gang injunctions are again in the spotlight: Echo Park in Los Angeles and the city of Inglewood are both in court this week regarding gang injunctions-and even the Los Angeles Times is questioning their ... read more >>
Re-Reading and Reflecting on James Baldwin: Rethinking Race and America
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 22 August 2013
The last time I saw James Baldwin was at a memorial colloquium on Hoyt Fuller at Cornell University in 1984 at which we were both presenting. He was talking, as always, about the problematic reality ... read more >>
Book Review: Ain't Nothing Like Freedom
Written by Kam Williams Sentinel Contributing Writer 09 August 2013
“Elected six times to the House from the state of Georgia, Cynthia McKinney cut a trail through Congressional deceit like a hot ember through ash. She discovered legislators who passed laws without ... read more >>
Urban League Launches New Civil Rights Movement
Written by Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist 08 August 2013
“Based on the evidence of intentional racial discrimination…as well as the history of pervasive voting-related discrimination against racial minorities…we believe that the State of Texas should ... read more >>
What White America Needs to Know About Lil Wayne, Rev. Sharpton, and Race
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick 08 August 2013
    And What Bill O’Reilly forgot about when he attempted to school Black America   Civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton has come under fire from Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly for his distribution ... read more >>

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