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We Must Take Every Opportunity to Fight Voter Suppression

By Derrick Johnson (Interim President and CEO, NAACP) We all know the power of the vote. One person, one vote serves as the basic ethos and measurement of any democratic nation. Without true voter protection, integrity and universal access, America’s light on the hill dims. Since Shelby V. Holder dismantled the Voting Rights Act, many…

Trump Tries to Divide Us, But We are a Bigger Nation Than That

By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. When Colin Kaepernick first took a knee during the national anthem last year, he acted alone, a silent protest against a society that repeatedly fails to hold police accountable for the killing of unarmed African Americans. Kaepernick was condemned and now essentially has been banned from the NFL, with…

Don’t Let “45” Take Credit For President Obama’s Economy

By Julianne Malveaux, NNPA Newswire Columnist The income, poverty and health insurance data released by the Census Bureau on September 13 confirms what many of us already knew. President Obama’s last year was one of economic improvement for many individuals. The median income rose from $57,230 in 2015 to $59,039 in 2016, an increase of…

African-American Tourism Conference, $2.4 Billion Dollars, and You

By Kwadjo Campbell, CEO, JC & Associates (jc-associates.com) The $2.4 Billion dollar spent by African-American visitors is waiting for you to come up with the entertainment, retail, restaurant, or accommodation idea needed to attract it. How can you be a part of this booming sector? Join us this year at the African-American Tourism Conference on…

How Racism Impacts People, Families and Communities of Color

By Rosa Riley (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The statistics are troubling. People of color are far more likely to suffer from inequity. Inequity that can be traced directly to racism, a side effect and the enduring legacy, of slavery. The legacy of slavery has insinuated itself into the very fabric of our society via the criminal justice…

Equifax data breach leaves at least 143 million consumers credit at risk

By Charlene Crowell, communications deputy director with the Center for Responsible Lending Record-breaking back-to-back hurricanes in Houston and Florida brought unprecedented winds and rains affecting millions of Americans. Yet another storm just as brutal but financial in nature is also raging and affects at least 143 million Americans, as well as consumers in Canada and…

Women Beware!! Sexual Predators Everywhere

By Beverly Gadson-Birch When news broke last year of Bill O’Reilly’s firing by Fox, he claimed that he was the victim and that the sexual harassment charges from the women were all lies. O’Reilly vowed to set the record straight and that there would be an explosive announcement later which would vindicate him. Fox media,…

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How to Be a Better Lover

By Victoria Rae Moore Dear Reader, When it comes to loving, we could all use some improvement. Experiencing love is like having a glass of wine for the first time; there’s no other feeling like it and eventually, your tolerance gets higher. But love is more than a feeling. Alain de Botton says, “Love is…

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A Mother’s Teachings About Patience

By Hakim Abdul-Ali      Greetings to you on this wonderful day. I trust that you know that this is a marvelous day also, even though I probably assume that there are some disillusioned and discontented  ethnic folk in “hue-manity” who may not feel the same way as I, or you, do. Those differences in…

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Blacks Can Read & Write

By Beverly Gadson-Birch    NFL players are not the first to protest during the National Anthem.  The players’ protest is in support of Colin Kaepernick and his right to kneel to bring attention to the disproportionate number of blacks that are killed by police officers in this country. In the back of my mind, I…

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You Stop Being Racist!

By Barney Blakeney     I recently took to Facebook. Mind you, I’m computer illiterate, but I figured Facebook gives me another avenue to do some work. It’s all about the work, ya’ll. Forty years ago, I thought I’d get rich at this writing thing, but that ain’t gonna happen. I’m blessed to be doing…

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Love Thy Neighbor – Community Relationships

By Victoria Rae Moore Dear Reader, How well do you know your neighbors? We used to be able to easily define communities by neighborhoods. Who are the families living in the neighborhood? What businesses exist there? Who owns and works at those businesses? That was a community. I feel like right now, due in part…

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