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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 [...]

Irish News Journalist’s View of U.S. Presidential Election

Irish News Journalist’s View of U.S. Presidential Election

 Irish News journalist Bimpe Archer writes about the view from Belfast, Northern Ireland, of the US presidential election and America’s first black president.   On the morning the results for the presidential elections came in I [...]

Good and bad developments with Black college coaches

Good and bad developments with Black college coaches

By Ron Wynn There have been good and bad developments the past two weeks in terms of Black coaches at major colleges. Vanderbilt’s James Franklin, Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin and Stanford’s David Shaw are enjoying the [...]

GOP House of Lies – They Built It by George E. Curry

GOP House of Lies – They Built It by George E. Curry

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief CHARLOTTE, N.C. (NNPA) – The Republican convention in Tampa was constructed around the theme, “We Built It.” What Republicans have done is built up a series of lies, beginning with [...]

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