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Republicans Ignore Black People

By Julianne Malveaux – As I watched the Republican debate on October 10, I thought about Kanye West and the comments he made after Hurricane Katrina decimated New Orleans.  He said, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people”.  Later he tiptoed away from the comment by saying he “regretted” it, but he never apologized. Five years […]

Do President Obama’s Opponents Believe Their Own Hype? Not Really…

Breathing Life into a Movement

By Julianne Malveaux, NNPA Columnist – “I can’t breathe,” gasped Eric Garner, again and again and again. “I can’t breathe,” he said, as several police officers were on top of him, choking him, pushing his head onto the concrete sidewalk. The man was not resisting arrest; he simply had the temerity to ask a police […]

We are all Trayvon Martin by Julianne Malveaux

I have two nephews that I love with an amazing passion. Anyi, 28, is a Los Angeles based comedian, who kinda looks like me and acts like me. He is my absolute escort of choice when I am in Southern California. Armand, 25, is an Oakland-based aspiring writer, and a 2008 graduate of University of […]

Much Ado About Nuttin’ – by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

In the wake of President Obama’s address to the Congressional Black Caucus, there are those who are making much ado about nothing, including the accusation that, by dropping his “g’s” the President was talking down to African Americans. Can this President kindly get a break! He is accused of distancing himself from the African-American community, […]