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From Mary Church Terrell to Barbara Lee: Black Women in the Peace Movement

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Some words seem rarely mentioned in this highly toxic political season. We’ve heard about bombs and walls, but very little about peace. One is almost tempted, when some of the candidates are speaking, to burst into song – give peace a chance. In this Women’s History Month, it makes sense to reflect on women and […]

Activists push Obama to nominate black woman to the Supreme Court

Where is Today’s Madame CJ Walker?

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By Julianne Malveaux – Women entrepreneurs have a powerful role model when they consider Madame CJ Walker. One of our nation’s first female self-made millionaires, her story of combining herbs to develop and manufacture a hair pomade, of empowering tens of thousands of women as sales agents for her products, and of establishing a beauty […]

It’s Becoming Very Clear the Support of Black Voters, Especially Black Women is the Key to a Hillary Clinton Win

Republicans Ignore Black People

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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 […]

President Obama Speaks After Meeting with African American Faith and Civil Rights Leaders

Breathing Life into a Movement

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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

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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 […]