By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist In contrast to the more entertaining Republican presidential candidate debates, the first Democratic presidential candidate debate was more absorbing. We heard from grownups that refrained from personal attacks and offered solid information about their positions. While there were mild fireworks, there was much gravitas, and the sagacity with which these […]
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By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist The emergence of the presidential campaign of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has reached the scale of “phenomenal.” What many mainstream pundits originally believed to have been a marginal effort, exploded around the U.S. as enthusiastic crowds responded to Sanders’s challenges to contemporary capitalism. Yet in Black America, the campaign […]
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As the 2016 election cycle ramps up, Essence magazine and the Black Women’s Roundtable have teamed up to mobilize and re-energize Black women voters. The partnership hopes to raise the profile of the already-powerful Black women’s vote. In the 2008 and 2012 elections, Black women had […]
by Ariele Vaccaro Days before state legislators would vote on bills to defund Planned Parenthood, Hillary Clinton visited Milwaukee for a ‘Women for Hillary’ rally event. It was the first campaign stop the Democratic candidate has made in Wisconsin since announcing her bid for the presidency. Among women’s issues, Clinton brought up her college affordability […]
by Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In a wide-ranging conference call with the Black Press, the Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said the upcoming “Justice or Else” rally set for October 10 celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March is just the beginning of the movement. Benjamin F. […]
By Marc H. Morial, NNPA Columnist July 17, 2015 Marc H. Morial, NNPA Columnist “You must register. You must vote. You must learn, so your choice advances your interest and the interest of our beloved Nation. Your future, and your children’s future, depend upon it, and I don’t believe that you are […]
By Gareth Porter WASHINGTON (IPS) — Criticism in the memoirs of former secretary of defense Robert M. Gates of President Barack Obama’s lack of commitment to the Afghan War strategy of his administration has generated a Washington debate about whether Obama was sufficiently supportive of the war.But the Gates account omits two crucial historical facts […]