Thinkers in #Ferguson – The Gantt Report

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By Lucius Gantt – I have no idea why but many Gantt Report readers have asked me what I think about events taking place in Ferguson, Missouri. Well, I think if you’re a Black teenager, a Black woman or a Black man wherever you are, no matter what city you’re in you are in “Ferguson”! [...]

#Ferguson and Gaza-Awakening a Sleeping Giant?

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By Felicia M Davis (@feliciamdavis or fmd@dogonvillage.com )-Last night I went to sleep pleased that my daughter, a mature Howard University student, traveled to Ferguson to stand for justice. She arrived safely with four friends and attended what she referred to as the usual “Negro Church Rally”—talking, singing then marching. Later that night, and long [...]

Bipartisan Jobs Bill Tackles Urban and Youth Unemployment

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by Marc Morial (To Be Equal #28) – Just when it seemed Congress was no longer capable of working together on any level to serve the best interests of the American people, on July 9 members of both parties in the House of Representatives joined forces to pass a new bipartisan jobs bill, the Workforce [...]

Letter Urges AFSCME President, Lee Saunders, Not to Punish Struggling HBCU Students Due to Opposing Political Views with the Koch Brothers

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The letter below was written in response to articles on TheRoot.com and The Washington Post about the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) accepting money from companies owned by the infamous Koch brothers. It appears that The Charles Koch Foundation and Koch Industries made a $25 million donation to UNCF. Of course, UNCF accepted the contribution [...]

Republicans’ Selective Memory on Executive Order

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By George E. Curry, NNPA Columnist (BlackPressUSA.com) – To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, arguably the most overrated U.S. president in history, there they go again. They, of course, are Republicans in the House of Representatives. And they are going after President Obama yet again, this time over his use of executive orders, presidential directives that have [...]

Let’s Apply Affirmative Action Based on Present-Day Segregation, Not Race

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Sheryll Cashin, TheRoot.com – Despite suggestions to the contrary, Place, Not Race is about finding the best ways for affirmative action programs in admissions to aid students who still face segregation. In his recent case for reparations, The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates offers this startling fact: “Black families making $100,000 typically live in the kinds of [...]

Hip Hop Corner: A Challenge for the Hip Hop Generation

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By Jineea Butler, NNPA Columnist – Lately, Hip Hop news has been fueled with beef and rants of all kinds. Meek Mill is beefing with Wale because Wale wasn’t supporting Mill’s current project enough on social media, Dame Dash is blaming Lyor Cohen for the downfall of Rocafella Records, Lil Wayne thanks the world for [...]

The Congressional Black Caucus Has No Conscience

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By Raynard Jackson, NNPA Columnist- The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) describes itself as “the conscience of the U.S. Congress.” According to the dictionary, conscience is the inner sense of what is right or wrong in one’s conduct or motives. Notice that the root of the word conscience is the word “con,” which is exactly what [...]

Fake Heroes – The Gantt Report

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By Lucius Gantt -One reason The Gantt Report is different from most columns is that I don’t parrot other editorial writers. I don’t read columns by other writers, then comment about them and then pretend to you that I was influenced by some other writers. I mostly read history or facts. I like non-fiction. In [...]

The Cat is not Enough – by Lucius Gantt

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The Gantt Report – I want to thank all of the fans, followers, supporters and readers of The Gantt Report but I want you to know that I didn’t start my media career as an editorial columnist. I began my career long, long ago in the Production Department at WSB-TV, a prominent Atlanta television station. [...]

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