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In the social justice world, it’s piranha eat piranha

By Printus LeBlanc In today’s hyper-sensitive world, a simple observation or sentence can get blown out of proportion and make worldwide news. The advent of social media has allowed the PC police to monitor and act twenty-four hours a day whenever someone’s feelings might be in jeopardy. But what happens one person with a victim card offends someone else with a victim card? In a recent press conference, Car ...

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One Good Deed Deserves A Kick In The Pants

Dr. James L. Snyder Have you ever had the feeling that any good deed you try is counteracted by a good swift kick in the pants? I recently grabbed a quick lunch at a local restaurant. I don’t like eating at fast food restaurants, but, occasionally, I don’t have much choice. Then, once in the restaurant the menu doesn’t give me much choice, either. I ordered my lunch and settled at a corner table. About half ...

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Coming Out As a White Nationalist When It Comes to Immigration and Free Trade, I am a White Nationalist

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) A few years ago, I wrote one of the most difficult, most personal columns I have ever written. I was totally terrified about going public with that particular column, because I didn’t know how strangers, my family, or my friends would respond to it. In 2013, I came out of the closet and out of the shadows. I publicly admitted that I was heterosexual. Wow. I tell ...

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The Fight to Protect Voting Rights Continues #StayWoke We Must Take Every Opportunity to Fight Voter Suppression

By Derrick Johnson (Interim President and CEO, NAACP) We all know the power of the vote. One person, one vote serves as the basic ethos and measurement of any democratic nation. Without true voter protection, integrity and universal access, America’s light on the hill dims. Since Shelby V. Holder dismantled the Voting Rights Act, many southern, states with a history of voter suppression and related oppressi ...

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Normal Isn’t All It’s Cracked up to Be

Dr. James L. Snyder “Well,” the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage sighed rather deeply, “now that the hurricane is over I guess we can all get back to normal.” When she said “normal,” she looked at me and gave me one of “those looks.” I am very much confused when it comes to this idea of normal. What in the world is normal? Often when we go out somewhere she says, “Please try to act normal tonight.” For me ...

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On single payer, a good socialist never learns his lesson

By Natalia Castro Congressional Republicans failed to repeal and replace Obamacare, now Democrats want to take this destructive policy a step further. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has come together with other Democrats to promote a single payer system, despite the consistent proof of failure. Republicans must work quickly to dismantle Obamacare or they will be stuck defending it against a system far worse. S ...

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NNPA Honors Eight with Leadership Awards

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Congressional Black Caucus Chair Cedric Richmond and Federal Communications Commission Chair Mignon Clyburn were among eight honored with the National Newspaper Publishers Association 2017 National Leadership Awards. Curley M. Dossman Jr., the president of Georgia Pacific Foundation; William Hawthorne III of Macy’s; former education secretary John B. King Jr., C ...

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Rep. Al Green Meets with the Black Press on Capitol Hill

By Freddie Allen (Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire) During an on the record meeting with publishers of Black-owned newspapers on Capitol Hill, Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) discussed a range of issues from symbols of the Confederacy to advertising in the Black Press and the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Publishers and staffers representing the Daily Challenge, Cross Roads News, the San Diego Voice and View ...

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Victims in Thousands of Potential Hate Crimes Never Notify Police

A new federal survey on hate crimes offers cause for both alarm and confusion. By Joe Sexton More than half of the people who said they were the victim of a hate crime in recent years did not report the incidents to police. When victims did report to the police, their assailants were arrested in just 10 percent of the cases. The incidents reported as hate crimes were almost always violent (90 percent) and o ...

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What We Do and Don’t Know About Facebook’s New Political Ad Transparency Initiative

The short answer: It leaves the company some wiggle room. by Julia Angwin Last week, Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg announced several steps to make political ads on the world’s largest social network more transparent. The changes follow Facebook’s acknowledgment earlier this month that $100,000 worth of political ads were placed during the 2016 election cycle by “inauthentic accounts” linked to Ru ...

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