Friday, November 28, 2014
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Debt Collectors Target the Elderly
Written by By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist 26 November 2014
      For succeeding generations, retirement has been the time when older Americans reaped the benefits of their years in the workplace. Oftentimes at ceremonies, workers would receive a gold watch ... read more >>
Why Blacks Should Support Immigration Reform
Written by By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist 26 November 2014
  As I watched President Barack Obama address the nation on his “controversial” Executive Order on immigration reform, I was reminded of the evening that I was inside Riverside Church in New York ... read more >>
Child Watch Learning to Love What You Have
Written by MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN 26 November 2014
In a season focused on gratitude, 17-year-old Monica Chica has an attitude about choosing to be grateful that’s wise far beyond her years: “The most important lesson I learned is that being happy ... read more >>
Rethinking Thanksgiving: Beyond Big Turkeys and Small Talk
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 26 November 2014
The histories and holidays of the oppressed, colonized and enslaved are, of necessity, different from the history and holidays of the oppressor, the colonizer and the enslaver. Likewise, their interpretations ... read more >>
DOES IMMIGRATION REFORM BENEFIT BLACKS?
Written by Larry Aubry 26 November 2014
    Last week, President Barack Obama moved to block deportation of 5 million “illegal immigrants.”    The problem is Black immigrants are not a significant part of immigration reform and many ... read more >>
Are Republicans Ready to Welcome Blacks?
Written by By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist 20 November 2014
      Raynard Jackson  Since the Republicans takeover of Congress on Nov. 4, I have received numerous emails and phone calls from many of my friends who are Democrats indicating that they are ready ... read more >>
Midterm Election Lies and Consequences
Written by By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist 20 November 2014
  One source of the widespread losses the Democratic Party suffered this month in the midterm elections can be traced to the Ebola crisis that began claiming numerous victims across the U.S. last month—a ... read more >>
Democrats Did Not Invest Wisely in Black Candidates
Written by By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Columnist 20 November 2014
    A total of $172 million. That was the record amount the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) raised in 2013 and 2014. But that money was poorly spent, which helped account for such ... read more >>
Blackonomics We Need a President of Black America
Written by By James Clingman NNPA Columnist 20 November 2014
  After the “Tuesday Evening Massacre” of  the Elephants over the Donkeys, in January 2009, I wrote an article that warned about our being complacent and resting on the mere fact that we had elected ... read more >>
The Legacy of Marcus Garvey
Written by By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist 20 November 2014
  Marcus Garvey   Dr. Ben Chavis  This year marks the 100 anniversary of the founding of the United Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) by the Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey.  I believe it ... read more >>
New Senate Majority Leader is Clueless
Written by By Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. NNPA Columnist 20 November 2014
     Rev. Jesse Jackson  In response to what he calls the president’s “war on coal,” Future Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell says, “I’m going to war with him.” For McConnell, ... read more >>
Loretta Lynch Deserves Swift Confirmation
Written by By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist 20 November 2014
  Loretta Lynch (AP Photo)      Julianne Malveaux African American women were excited about President Obama’s nomination of Loretta Lynch to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General of the United ... read more >>
Midterm Tea Without Sympathy: Shifting Places in Race-Based Seats
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 20 November 2014
Dr. Maulana Karenga  No matter what else is read into the results of the midterm elections, as I argued in 2010, it does not signal the end of time or the end of the world as we know it. Nor does it ... read more >>
Blacks Must Set Their Political Agenda
Written by Larry Aubry 20 November 2014
    Larry Aubry              The Democrats’ massacre in the recent mid-term elections was no big surprise,  the handwriting was on the wall for quite some time.  Since then, mounds ... read more >>
A True Appreciation of War Veterans
Written by Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist 20 November 2014
  My late father was born on what was originally called “Armistice Day” – now celebrated as Veteran’s Day – November 11.  He went on to serve in World War II in the U.S. Navy, stationed ... read more >>
Sweet Home Alabama
Written by By George E. Curry 20 November 2014
        George Curry  It’s been almost 50 years since I lived in Tuscaloosa, Ala. I go back from time to time, but not much after Mama moved to Cleveland about 35 years ago and later to Augusta, ... read more >>
Race and the 2014 Midterm Elections
Written by BENJAMIN F. CHAVIS JR. 13 November 2014
    Is there any doubt about the preeminence of the race factor that helped to determine the outcome of the 2014 midterm elections across the United States?  I have no doubt. Many of the Democrats ... read more >>
For Love and Struggle: Striving for the Greater Good
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 13 November 2014
  No matter what we say about the demands of the Movement or the struggle to change society and the world and bring a new history into being,the wide sweep of history ultimately finds its foundation ... read more >>
Ferguson Viewed by Retired Black LAPD Officer
Written by Larry Aubry l.aubry@att.net 13 November 2014
                Print and social media banter around the killing of unarmed Michael Brown by Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson continues and there are protests every day in Ferguson.  ... read more >>
Tasting a “Taste of Soul”
Written by By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. 06 November 2014
  Black Americans are blessed, not cursed. I say that because it is true and verifiable. As a people we are blessed with intellectual genius, creativity, ingenuity and a vast multitalented reservoir ... read more >>
Online Colleges Flunk Common Sense
Written by By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist 06 November 2014
    The most common model of college attendance is that a young person who graduates from high school and heads directly to college, perhaps taking a year off in between to work, take a “13th class. ... read more >>
Child Watch The Monster of Poverty
Written by By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist 06 November 2014
      Each year at Halloween, our neighborhoods are bustling as children go door to door dressed as zombies, vampires, skeletons or something else fantastic and scary. For many children Halloween ... read more >>
Our President Has Carved Out A Mixed Legacy At Best
Written by larry Aubry l.aubry@att.net 06 November 2014
                There was always something about Barack Obama that bothered me, despite the euphoria that surrounded his campaign for president in 2008.  My concern stemmed from his speeches ... read more >>
Sojourner For A Season: Truth-Speaker For Life
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 30 October 2014
      There is no written or reliable record on the day of her birth, but we do know the date of her transition, November 26, 1883; and we know too some central themes of the sacred ... read more >>
Blacks, not Hispanics, Key to Election Victory
Written by By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist 30 October 2014
          Although Latinos are growing at a faster rate than any other ethnic group in the United States, they will have less of an impact on whether Democrats retain control of the Senate than ... read more >>

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