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For the Sake of Our Children

Posted June 14, 2011 | 06/14/11 01:41 PM ET

So much of the chatter surrounding the NAACP lawsuit against the New York City Department of Education is unhelpful and off-center. As chairman of the NNPA (Black Press of America) representing 200 black newspapers in America, we plan to add our voice loud and clear in support of the NAACP...

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Teachings From Our Past and the Opportunities for Our Future

Posted February 14, 2011 | 02/14/11 08:49 PM ET

Throughout U.S. history, African Americans have experienced slavery and oppression, widespread racial prejudice and institutional discrimination that have inhibited opportunity. With remarkable courage and tenacity, we fought together and seized opportunity in order to overcome seemingly impossible barriers and achieve the American dream. For our efforts, racial prejudice and discrimination...

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FCC Appears to Find Middle Road to Hope

Posted December 3, 2010 | 12/03/10 03:56 PM ET

Our nation certainly turned a corner two years ago with the election of our first black President. Aside from the obvious historical progress made, for the first time in a long time Americans overwhelmingly expressed feelings of excitement, optimism and hope about the future. We were looking for positive change...

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DNC Abandons Black Voters and Loses the House: Too Little, Too Late

Posted November 16, 2010 | 11/16/10 05:02 PM ET

At the funeral of former Democratic National Committee Chairman Ronald Brown, President Bill Clinton made an announcement stunning to some but obvious to us. And that was had it not been for the black vote, he would not have been elected president in l992 and re-elected in l996.

In the...

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REPUBLICANS PLEDGE: "A TRICK BAG FOR AMERICA"

Posted October 3, 2010 | 10/03/10 05:22 PM ET

by Danny J. Bakewell, Sr., Chairman
National Newspapers Publishers Association (NNPA)

The Republican Party has spent most of the past two years as the "Party of No," opposing nearly every policy proposed by President Obama and Democrats in Congress --a strategy that has worked politically, according to polls...

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Bring the Power Back to the People

Posted June 2, 2010 | 06/02/10 04:00 PM ET

Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle have sent a clear message to the five Commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission regarding new internet regulations: bring the power back to the people.

Recently Congressmen Gene Green and 73 House Democratic colleagues, including a number of members of...

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