October 27, 2021

Americans that are black – from my master to my leader

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By John Skippings From Caribbean News Now Back in the days of slavery, blacks were controlled by [slave] masters. Today, in the most modern of times, they have leaders. And while it would be unfair to compare one with the other, in terms at least of their potential severity, they are both rooted in the […]

Clarke: Justice Scalia’s remarks deeply troubling

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By Nelson A. King From Caribbean Life Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke says she’s “deeply troubled” by remarks made by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia during the oral argument for Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, “which could result in a decision invalidating programs intended to increase diversity at college and universiti­es.” Justice […]

US president targets hedge funds in personal remarks on poverty, race

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From The Daily Herald WASHINGTON–President Barack Obama addressed U.S. struggles with class and race in personal terms on Tuesday and renewed his call to close tax loopholes enjoyed by wealthy hedge fund managers as a way to reduce poverty among Americans. “The top 25 hedge fund managers made more than all the kindergarten teachers in […]

51 years later Dr King’s dream remains unfulfilled

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean360 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday August 28, 2014 – I write this commentary on August 28, 2014 – fifty-one years after the Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Jr made his famous speech, “I have a dream” at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. It was not only a speech for its […]

Labor group withdraws UNCF support over Koch gift

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By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent From Black Voice News WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, has discontinued supplying scholarships to the United Negro College Fund because it accepted a $25 million donation from ultra-conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch and UNCF President Michael Lomax […]