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Discover the unexpected: NNPA journalism scholars are breaking the news

Today people are exposed to 10-minute news segments six times per hour in a 24-hour news cycle in terms of television and radio news. Twitter, Facebook and other social media are now used for instantaneous news, commentary, and the sharing ...

A glimmer of hope on gun control

The first sign of hope in the gun control debate in many years came this week as Sen. Susan Collins, a Maine Republican, offered legislation that would prohibit people who are on the "no fly" and other surveillance lists from ...

Senator John McCain foolishly blames President Obama for the massacre in Orlando

The cretin who took an assault weapon into Pulse, an Orlando nightclub, on “salsa night” is beneath contempt.

The many delusions of Donald Trump

What do you say about someone who apparently sees things that do not exist?

What it takes to be an effective citizen

It’s so easy in a presidential election year to forget that our system is not about a single person. This year especially, when the dynamics of the presidential contest have dominated news coverage so thoroughly, the crucial role that citizens ...

Discovering the unexpected on the journey to empowerment: Young NNPA black scholars

The legendary scholar, writer and visionary James Baldwin once personally confided in me that he had come to know that the “power of the pen” for black people in America and throughout world was “truly transformative and irreversibly impactful on ...

My dad, Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali, my father, has never been afraid of confronting conflicts outside of the ring. His recent attempt to free two hikers held captive in Iran reinforces his relentless effort to promote peace, tolerance and humanity around the world.

America’s crumbling infrastructure is a clear and present danger

America is literally falling apart. In Flint, Michigan, children were poisoned by the lead contamination of the water. In the District of Columbia, the subway system is plagued by fires and delays.

Making history is sometimes about timing

Former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill once stated, “To every man there comes in his lifetime that special moment when he is figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered a chance to do a very special thing, unique to ...

Report: Mauritania is no longer the world's slavery capital

Mauritania, the West African country long thought to be home to the world's highest percentage of enslaved people, no longer holds that lamentable title, according to a report released late Monday.

Veterans, military families most at-risk for deceptive debt collectors

When it comes to consumer concerns, debt collection remains the top complaint most often reported to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Two newly released CFPB reports reveal which consumers are most at risk and the businesses most often identified ...

Liberals fumble the ball when it comes to the Redskins

I constantly tell my readers to always remember the key tenant of liberalism is “intent, not result.” To a liberal, the ends always justify the means.

Bernie and Donald are two sides of same angry, white coin

For all their dueling ideologies, Senator Bernie Sanders and “presumptive Republican nominee” Donald Trump are two sides of the same coin. Both of them are angry, so intensely so, that they are inciting a destructive anger among their followers.

Restoring America's naval dominance

The U.S. Navy faces a new threat on the high seas: As potential adversaries spend lavishly to boost their maritime capabilities, we're outgunned for the first time in modern history.

Harriet Tubman’s face on the new $20 bill is priceless

President Obama said in his recent remarks that Harriet Tubman would likely greet the news she was on the $20 with little fanfare.