Some state senators need to show up for work

March 12, 2014 in Editorials, News, Opinion

The Associated Press Sen. Melanie Sojourner, the first-term state senator from Adams County, seems to have forgotten an important commitment she made; showing up for work shouldn’t be optional. Senate […]

Opinion: Enough is Enough

October 14, 2013 in Editorials, Opinion

Back on Sept. 12, the Republican-led House of Representatives voted for the 42nd time to derail the Affordable Care Act. That’s 42 more times than they have voted on raising the minimum wage, increasing federal investments in our roads or highways or helping local school districts get the hundreds of thousands of teachers whose jobs were lost when the Great Recession cut local tax revenue back into our children’s classrooms….

CURRY: Selling Out Black College Football to Make a Buck

September 30, 2013 in Editorials, News, Opinion, Sports

By George E. Curry

Editor, NNPA
I cringed as the scores came in over the weekend. Ohio State 76, Florida A&M 0. Florida State 54, Bethune-Cookman 6. Miami 77, Savannah State 7. Our HBCUs have traded their proud, rich football heritage for money. And I don’t think it’s worth it…

Obama was God’s choice for president

November 9, 2012 in Editorials, Opinion, Religion, Top Stories

By Lonnie Ross
Online Editor

Tuesday night, Nov. 6, was historic. Barack Obama was re-elected to the office of the presidency.

With tears flowing, I watched on my television as the president of the United States of America entered the auditorium with his wife and two daughters to the roaring applause of more than 10,000 approving supporters to offer his acceptance speech after his victory over challenger Mitt Romney.

He won the election with the help of African Americans, Latinos, women, poor, rich, moderates and young Americans….

Nielsen Study: black media more ‘relevant’ to black consumers

October 4, 2012 in Editorials, News, Opinion, Subscribe, Top Stories

By George E. Curry

NNPA Editor-in-Chief

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Companies that fail to advertise with black media are missing an opportunity to effectively reach nearly 43 million African Americans whose $967 billion annual buying power is projected to exceed $1 trillion in three years, according to the new study released by Nielsen and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA).

“Still the largest racial minority group in America, with a projected buying power of $1.1 trillion by 2015, black consumers remain at the forefront of social trends and media consumption,” the study found. The findings were released Friday at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Legislative Conference.

“Our collaboration with the NNPA has been successful,” said Susan Whiting, vice chair of Nielsen, a premier global information and measurement company. “….

Romney calls Obama supporters freeloaders

September 20, 2012 in Columns, Editorials, News, Opinion

By George E. Curry
NNPA Editor-in-Chief
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In a private discussion with millionaire donors, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney stereotyped those who voted for President Obama in 2008 as “victims” who want and expect a free ride from the federal government.
The surreptitiously recorded video of Romney’s unusually candid remarks was obtained by Mother Jones magazine.

Why The NAACP National Board of Directors voted to oppose codifying discrimination

May 24, 2012 in Editorials, News, Opinion, Statewide News, Top Stories

By Derrick Johnson President, Mississippi State Conference NAACP The NAACP’s recent decision concerning marriage equality is a continuation of our mission and constitution, which states our objective is to ensure […]