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Editorial: Wake Up Everybody!

Editorial: Wake Up Everybody!

By Rodney Beard In 1965, the practice of state disenfranchisement related to the right of all people to vote, especially minorities in the South, took its toll. Voting-rights activists had been brutally murdered by the Ku [...]

Editorial: “Just” The Way It Should Be

Editorial: “Just” The Way It Should Be

By Rodney Beard We are in the midst of the most significant transition that our generation will ever see in this society. It is called typically, “The Browning of America.” I am sure that I don’t [...]

Editorial: What Do You Expect? It’s What is Happening in Ferguson, Mo.

Editorial: What Do You Expect? It’s What is Happening in Ferguson, Mo.

By Rodney Beard Ferguson, Missouri has had enough and they are the epitome of what happens sometimes when enough is enough. I don’t agree with the level of violence and confrontation on either side, but I [...]

Editorial: Enough is Enough!  So What Are We Going to Do About It?

Editorial: Enough is Enough! So What Are We Going to Do About It?

By Rodney Beard Do we even know who we are anymore or have we lost our way? Where is our outrage? Where is our righteous indignation? But more so, where is our voice? Why are we [...]

Editorial: The Odd Obsessions and Distractions of the Modern Day Church

Editorial: The Odd Obsessions and Distractions of the Modern Day Church

By: Rodney Beard In my lifetime, there have been 7 Popes who have been in “power,” some ok and some not so ok, from Pius XII who invoked Papal infallibility, to Benedict who was the first [...]

Amiri Barakka: A Life Lived On His Own Terms

Amiri Barakka: A Life Lived On His Own Terms

By Jonathan P. Hicks If there is one thing that most people can agree on regarding the life of Amiri Baraka, the renowned poet, playwright and civil rights advocate, it was that he did things in [...]

Exiting the Train of Consumption by James Clingman

Exiting the Train of Consumption by James Clingman

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist During a seminar in Buffalo, N.Y. a few years ago, noted author and financial adviser, Brooke Stephens, said, “How you handle your money is a reflection of how you feel about [...]

Republicans’ Crocodile Tears over Health Care

Republicans’ Crocodile Tears over Health Care

By George E. Curry  NNPA Columnist Republicans have no shame. After House Republicans voted more than 40 times to block implementation of what they derisively call Obamacare, they have the temerity to complain that the Obama [...]

Catherine Glover: Education Reform: State’s Economy Is Tied To Common Core

Catherine Glover: Education Reform: State’s Economy Is Tied To Common Core

The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry believes that the quality and availability of a skilled and ready workforce is vital for Tennessee’s economic success. We hear this concern often from the businesses we serve. One [...]

Negative Events Seem to Always Be “Near TSU”

Negative Events Seem to Always Be “Near TSU”

By Ron Weathersby Why is it that anytime a dramatic crime takes place in North Nashville the so-called mainstream media here nearly always say it happened “near TSU?” It is getting redundant, is an insult to [...]

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