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Global Migration is about Survival

(NNPA) The recent deaths of more than a thousand African refugees attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea in order to get to Europe highlights an on-going and growing global migration crisis. Contrary to commentators on the...

Black Families Must Focus on Asset Building

(NNPA) As the wealthy few continue to prosper, the rest of the nation is caught in a financial tug-of-war between stagnant wages and a rising cost of living. In communities of color, chronic unemployment and underemployment and...

The Dispossessed

“Dispossessed?” I cried, holding up my hand and allowing the word to whistle from my throat. “That’s a good word,” Dispossessed’! Dispossessed,’ eighty-seven years and dispossessed of...

Baltimore: We Have Been Here Before

(NNPA) Now it is Baltimore. There Freddie Gray, a Black man, was stopped on the street, pinned to the ground, dragged to the back of a police wagon, and died in police custody. Six officers were suspended. The mayor promised...

Normalizing Relations with Castro

(NNPA) I was standing in Jacksonville, Fla. airport awaiting a flight home when I looked up at the television at the gate. CNN was repeating the story that President Obama and Cuba’s President Raul Castro were to have a...

The State of On-Screen Diversity

“She was never able, after her education in the movies, to look at a face and not assign it some category in the scale of absolute beauty, and the scale was one she absorbed in full from the silver screen.” – Toni Morrison, “The...

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