Why are Black Women Protesting the Delay in Confirming Loretta Lynch?

Black Women Roundtable

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent   WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Hundreds of Black women and girls representing the Black Women’s Roundtable descended on the nation’s capital last week to petition the Senate to confirm U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch as the next attorney general. “Loretta Lynch has been waiting over 140 days to get a vote […]

I Had a Heart Attack

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By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist   Nothing was more startling than when a cardiologist looked me directly in the eyes and said matter-of-factly: “It looks like you had a heart attack.” I was dumbfounded. When? Where? How much damage was done? Why didn’t I know it? It certainly didn’t feel like I had suffered […]

Caught Between Barack and a Hard Place

Jim Clingman, founder of the Greater Cincinnati African American Chamber of Commerce,

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist The experiment that featured a Black man in the White house is on the downside now. Folks in the Obama administration are busy looking for their next job and jumping ship faster than rats. But you can’t blame them; that’s the way it is in politics. You ride your horse […]

Congresswoman Johnson: GOP Budget ransacks our nation’s commitment to education

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

Congresswoman Johnson released the following statement regarding her decision to vote no against the proposed Republican Budget  and the impacts the proposal could have on the people of Texas. The resolution was agreed to as amended on a vote of 228—199. “The GOP budget significantly undermines the economic and health security of the people of […]

Three Black Republicans’ Race to the Bottom

Lee A. Daniels

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Recently, I wrote that today’s Republican Party is gripped by a severe problem – an acting-the-fool dynamic produced by their allegiance to crackpot-conservatism – that causes Republicans of high and low status to say or do things that range from the silly to the vicious. I concluded in part […]

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl charged with desertion faces life in prison


Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who left his post in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held captive by the Taliban for five years, was charged Wednesday with desertion and endangering fellow soldiers, commanders said. Bergdahl faces life imprisonment if convicted of the most serious charge, misbehavior before the enemy by endangering the safety of a command, […]

Sports Mirroring Life

Everett L. Glenn, an attorney and former sports agent

By Everett Glenn NNPA Guest Columnist They say that “sport mirrors life.” The latest example is the sick twist on the death of Eric Garner after the deaths of NYPD officers Ralph Ramos and Wenjian Liu. One of the headlines read “NYPD Cops Assassinated, and the killings prompted police supporters to proudly sport hoodies with […]

Obama family are continually disrespected

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, sit for a family portrait in the Oval Office, Dec. 11, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

By George E. Curry, NNPA Columnist No United States president has been more disrespected than Barack Obama – and his family. The hatred for the nation’s first African American president is so deep that all but seven Republicans in the U.S. Senate were willing to write a letter to Iran that amounted to treason on […]

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