Democrats Still Searching for Winning Formula

Julianne Malveaux is an author and economist based Washington, D.C.

By Julianne Malveaux, NNPA Columnist Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel just got spanked. Despite a campaign war chest of more than $15 million and the support of President Barack Obama, the former Congressman and White House chief of staff could not avoid a run-off in the non-partisan election. Garnering 45 percent of the vote to runner-up Jesus […]

The GOP’s Acting-the-Fool Dynamic

Lee A. Daniels

By Lee A. Daniels, NNPA Columnist Among the formal definitions for “acting the fool” are: one who is deficient in judgment, sense or understanding. Perhaps the dictionaries should add a new one: today’s Republican Party February was a great month for those who think the GOP has become a dustbin of ideological extremists with no […]

Facing America’s Lynching Frenzy

A postcard showing the 1920 Duluth, Minnesota lynchings

By Lee A. Daniels, NNPA Columnist We live in a era when humankind seems awash in war-driven atrocities. Men, and in some instances, boys – for this is, overwhelmingly, a matter of the sins of males – who once lived within the boundaries of decency have dedicated themselves to committing crimes of shocking depravity. Whether […]

Twin Evils: Terrorism and Racism

Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. is the President and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA)

    By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist There are two related violent phenomena in that are now getting renewed public attention and research around the world, as well as considerable debate and denial. The twin evils are terrorism and racism. President Barack Obama’s recent White House Summit on “Countering Violent Extremism” reminded many […]

The Supreme Court must uphold the Affordable Care Act

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

By Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson The Affordable Care Act, the signature piece of legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama, is being challenged once again by opponents of the landmark legislation. Since its inception the law has made healthcare coverage available to millions of Americans who could not afford to […]

Hurd believes more work remains on Veterans Affairs reform

U.S. Rep. Will Hurd

Hurd on VA Reform, ‘Still have more work to do to give veterans health care they deserve’ WASHINGTON DC – In response to the scandal which shook up the Department of Veterans Affairs last year, two bills designed to continue to reform the VA passed the U.S. House of Representatives today. The Long-Term Care Veteran Choice […]

Rep. Garnet Coleman calls Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s Medicaid proposal a nonstarter

Rep. Garnet Coleman

AUSTIN – Today Rep. Garnet Coleman (D-147) released the following statement in response to Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and Sen. Charles Schwertner’s Medicaid proposal: “A good way to judge the seriousness of a proposal is to look at its content — and health savings accounts for children are among the many ridiculous ideas suggested in […]

Rep. Bass condemns NYT ad attacking National Security Advisor Susan Rice

National Security Advisor Susan Rice

WASHINGTON,DC–Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee, released the following statement condemning last weekend’s full-page ad in the New York Times attacking National Security Advisory Susan Rice: “I am disgusted by last weekend’s ad in The New York Times attacking National Security Advisor Susan Rice, distorting her human rights record and claiming […]

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