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New Air Standards Could Disproportionately Affect Urban Communities
June 15, 2015
ENVIRONMENTAL COMMENTARY By Hazel Trice Edney As President Obama moves to implement policies that his administration says will reduce smog levels, he is facing a backlash in the urban and largely Black communities that are at the core of his political base and key to the Democratic Party’s success in next year’s elections. ... read more »
AN AFRICAN AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM
June 11, 2015
Public education has failed Black students.  Tragically, by virtually any measure, they are behind practically all other groups, including immigrant Latino students who have been in the U.S. ... read more »
A Letter and Libation for Limbiko: Gentle Sunlight Warming the World
June 11, 2015
Another year has passed, Limbiko, and come and gone again is the special day and month, May 3rd, when your mother and father brought you into being and you began your promising and destined journey which brought you to this sacred circle of good and beauty we share. ... read more »
WILLIE LYNCH: REMNANTS OF SLAVERY PERSIST
June 4, 2015
Why can’t Blacks work together to advance their own interests? This recurring question,    among Blacks themselves, goes to the heart of their difficulty unifying around key issues and is   a huge barrier to group progress. ... read more »
The Nguzo Saba, Us and Kawaida: Grounding and Centering Ourselves
June 4, 2015
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organization Us and the introduction of the Nguzo Saba, the Seven Principles, and Kawaida philosophy in which they are both grounded and grew. ... read more »
Overmedicating Children in Foster Care
May 28, 2015
On any given day, nearly one in four children in foster care is taking at least one psychotropic medication – more than four times the rate for all children. ... read more »
Jay-Z and Beyonce are Following a Rich Tradition
May 28, 2015
Hip-hop culture is about transformation.  It is more than a global genre of music. Hip-hop is a transcendent cultural phenomena that speaks to the soul, mind, ... read more »
Why We Can’t Wait
May 28, 2015
Dr. Cecil Murray, Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement, Center for Religion and Civic Culture, USC   After two years of being an unemployed apprentice in the Iron Workers Union, ... read more »
CALIFORNIA HIGHER EDUCATION: BLACK REPORT
May 28, 2015
Today (May 28, 2015), the Campaign for College Opportunity released “The State ofHigher Education in California—Black Report.”  The Campaign is a broad-based bipartisan coalition of business, ... read more »
African Liberation Day: Honoring A History And Culture Of Struggle
May 28, 2015
Let us begin by saying, we send greetings of solidarity and increased and continuing struggle to all African people throughout the world African community and to all the oppressed and struggling peoples of the world on this African Liberation Day, ... read more »
The Waco Biker Riot and the Lexicon of Racism
May 28, 2015
Lee A. Daniels, NNPA Columnist Question: When men (and a few women) belonging to gangs known to law enforcement agencies for criminal behavior explode in a rampage – using guns, ... read more »
We Need to Help our Seniors and Disabled Adults Out of Poverty
May 21, 2015
Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) How many times have we heard the phrases that “Our budget is a reflection of our values?” or “A society is judged by how it treats its elderly, ... read more »
It’s a “Cruel Summer” for California’s school workers
May 21, 2015
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, California Assemblymember 54th District Patrick Burns, Senior Researcher at the Economic Roundtable When schools across the Golden State close for summer vacation in a few weeks, ... read more »
Legalized Torture of Prisoners
May 21, 2015
Julianne Malveaux, NNPA Columnist Freddie Gray is neither the first, nor will he be the last person to die in police custody. According to a 2011 report from the Department of Justice, ... read more »
To the Class of 2015
May 21, 2015
Marc H. Morial, President and CEO National Urban League   “Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair. / It’s had tacks in it, /And splinters, / And boards torn up, ... read more »
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