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Julianne Malveaux
A More Diverse Congress, a More Perfect Union?
January 11, 2019
No freedom in this homeland of the free, but this Congress offers freedom possibilities. It offers the possibility of fixing the Voting Rights Act, even as the Supreme Court has attempted to erode voting rights, even as at least two elections were stolen in 2018, those of Stacey Abrams in Georgia and Andrew Gillum in Florida. ... read more »
Listen — A 2019 Challenge in Memory of Robby Gregg
January 3, 2019
I'm writing about Robby because his memory has challenged me to make a 2019 resolution. ... read more »
Will You Join the Crusade for Bennett?
December 27, 2018
Bennett College has a unique history, and it is a history that must be preserved. It will only be maintained if folks who love women, women's history, and the elevation of Black women's voices come together to find five million dollars in just a few weeks. I am writing this column to appeal to those who will help. Here's how: ... read more »
Can a Woman’s Coalition Survive Petulant White Women?
November 29, 2018
Black, White, Latina, Asian, Native, Palestinian and other women have starkly different experiences. We are joined by our gender but separated by the status of the men in our race, and by the differential privilege that some women experience. ... read more »
Jesse Louis Jackson is Our Civil Rights Icon
October 11, 2018
Jackson changed the way that African American people saw ourselves politically. Before him, we thought we could not make a difference. Because of him, we know that we can. Before him, we did not believe, in his words, that “the hands that picked peaches could pick Presidents.” ... read more »
Black Political Excellence
September 13, 2018
What is exciting about the Black political excellence is that it also represents a generational changing of the guard. ... read more »
Mourning Kofi Annan, Remembering Ron Walters
September 6, 2018
Kofi Annan made his transition in August. The seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, he worked up from the lower ranks (starting at age 24) of the international organization, to serve as head of peacekeeping operations, and four years into his term as UN Secretary-General, earning the Nobel Peace Prize. ... read more »
Omarosa is Not Your Dog, Trump
August 23, 2018
I am no fan of Omarosa Manigault Newman, the mononymous diva who dominates the airwaves whenever she wants to. Her new book, “Unhinged,” which I won’t read, is billed as a tell-all on “45's” White House and its shenanigans. In making the rounds, “Omierosie” (my nickname for her) has played tapes that seem to corroborate at least some of her allegations about “45.” More importantly, her tapes are evidence that the game captured the hunter. In other words, Omierosie took a page from “45's” book and trusted fewer people than even “45” did. ... read more »
Justice Served: McCulloch Out, Bell in as St. Louis County Prosecutor
August 16, 2018
Just over four years ago, on August 9, 2014, 18-year-old Michael Brown was murdered by police officer Darren Wilson. He was shot six times, and might have survived some of the shots, but was fatally wounded when he was shot in the head. Wilson claimed he shot in self-defense, but Michael Brown was unarmed. St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch took his time convening a grand jury and announced in November 2014, three months after Brown's murder, that the grand jury voted not to indict Wilson. ... read more »
Enough with the Racism in the Rooftop Solar Industry
August 9, 2018
Recently, Vivint Solar—one of the largest sellers of solar panels in this country—was sued in California by a Black employee who alleges that his superiors likened him to a monkey; used a racial epithet against him; and that his coworkers used cardboard boxes to build a fort around their desks that was marked as “White only.” The complainant's lawyer provided pictures of this absurd and abhorrent cardboard façade to the media and The Sacramento Bee published the photo. ... read more »
Congressman Ron Dellums: A ‘Fierce’ Focused Fighter
August 9, 2018
Dellums was a fierce, focused fighter for justice, an anti-war activist who served in the military, authored several CBC Alternative Budgets (budgets that focused on human needs rather than military buildup) and was an indefatigable fighter for South African freedom. ... read more »
Roland Martin: Pleading Our Own Cause
July 12, 2018
One of the ways to support real news is to take out a subscription to an NNPA newspaper, or three ... read more »
We Must Never Forget Hattie Carroll
April 5, 2018
Hattie Carroll (1911-1963) was a 51-year-old restaurant server who was murdered by a White aristocrat, 24-year-old William Devereux Zantzinger (1939-2009) who struck her with a cane, because she took too long to serve him a drink, during The Spinsters’ Ball, an event at the old Emerson Hotel in Baltimore. Zantzinger’s crime was minimized, and he got a scant six months in jail (not prison) for killing a woman, the mother of at least nine children, who was more than twice his age, and with just a fraction of his power. ... read more »
Black Women You Should Know
March 15, 2018
All too often, our “history” month turns into a tribute to the past. And while the past is an important place to lift up it is, indeed, a tributary, a stream that flows into the larger stream of an unbounded future. ... read more »
Trump’s Parade Plan a Waste of Money  
February 15, 2018
Now “45” wants a parade. He wants it in November, probably before the mid-term elections. Some see it as move to mobilize his base and stroke his own ego; others actually believe that he wants to celebrate and honor members of the military. It’s been reported that he wants the parade, because he saw a parade in Paris on Bastille Day. If he went to the zoo, would he want zebras and tigers roaming the lawn at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue next? ... read more »
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