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Special to the NNPA by Oscar Blayton, Attorney at Law

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Passing

In 1995, a journalist I know was interviewing the First Lady of Virginia, Susan Brown Allen, wife of the new governor at the time,...
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If Education is the Answer, Why Do Black Women with College Degrees Have Higher...

Most people of color can point to at least one moment when they realize that popular culture in America distorts the reality of their...
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The Second Amendment and White Anxiety

There has been yet another school shooting in America. The multiple murders at the Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida mark the 18th...
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A Gentle Scolding of a Dear Ally

In January of 1963, I was in my senior year at my all-Black high school and required to take a course in U.S. Government....
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Stop Enabling White Supremacy

Most Black folk might get offended if it is suggested that they are enablers to white supremacists.  Yet, this enabling takes place every day.In...
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Sixty-Three Percent of White Alabama Women Voted for Roy Moore

It is hard to understand why, in Alabama, white voters professing to be staunch Christians tried their best to send Roy Moore, a man...
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Trump’s Race Based View of Monuments

Not long after the violence over Robert E. Lee's statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, Donald Trump went to great lengths to declare the beauty and...
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Simply Put

In response to the hue and cry of white supremacists who claim to be patriots celebrating their Confederate heritage, I would like to present...
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Donald Trump and Other False Gods

White evangelicals in America responded to Donald Trump's presidential bid like the faithful welcoming "Jubilee."His campaign victory was their "Palm Sunday."  He was their...
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Crimes Without Punishment

And again, a white police officer has killed a person of color with impunity.On Sept. 16, 2016 Tulsa police officer Betty Jo Shelby shot...
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