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Column: New Year’s resolutions for Black America in 2016

    Column: New Year’s resolutions for Black America in 2016

Benjamin Chavis NNPA Columnist Whenever we begin a new calendar year, it can be useful to make New Year’s Resolutions to prioritize and focus for the immediate future. Beyond the

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Column: Just how blind are we?

    Column: Just how blind are we?

James Clingman Guest Columnist  Singer-philosopher Gil Scott-Heron once asked: “Just how blind will America be? The world is on the edge of its seat; defeat on the horizon, very surprisin’,

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Our votes do count and do make a big difference for the betterment of Black America

    Our votes do count and do make a big difference for the betterment of  Black America

Benjamin Chavis As we enter the 2016 political campaign season with numerous candidates for president of the United States in the Republican and Democratic parties, it appears once again that

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Editorial: It’s time for a new fight against hate

    Editorial: It’s time for a new fight against hate

A white man enters a black church during prayer and Bible study, spends an hour with parishioners then executes nine of them. This horrific episode at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal

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Column: State of Black America: The big eruption

    Column: State of Black America: The big eruption

By Bill Turner I just finished my read of the “State of Black America – 2015” report, released recently by

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Creating a global blueprint to the future

    Creating a global blueprint to the future

In photo: Columnist Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., who says Black America’s national leadership should immediately convene a summit. By Benjamin

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Editorial: Rwandan, 20 years later

    Editorial: Rwandan, 20 years later

It was 20 years ago this month that the monstrous Rwandan genocide unfolded. In less than 90  days, close to

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Black History Month?

    Black History Month?

Some say annual celebration has become trite (pictured above: Yolanda Bolden at the East Winston Heritage Center.) The black history flood

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Racial wealth gap triples

    Racial wealth gap triples

As long as most of us can remember, Black communities have taught and believed that a college education is the

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Black History Month by the Numbers

    Black History Month by the Numbers

The U.S. Census Bureau has released the following figures about Black America to coincide with African American History Month. I

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