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A Christmas Prayer: O God of all children

Child Watch A Christmas Prayer: O God of all children By Marian Wright Edelman,  NNPA Columnist As millions of Christians around the world prepare to celebrate Christmas and their belief that God entered human history as a poor tiny baby, let us remember all the poor babies and children who struggle to live and realize their God-given potential in our own rich land and all around the world today. Let’s comm ...

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What color is your Santa Claus?

What color is your Santa Claus? By Lee A. Daniels, NNPA Columnist In case you haven’t noticed, ‘tis the season … to have another controversy illuminating America’s race-driven fault lines. This time we can thank Fox News’ talk-show host Megyn Kelly for responding to a Dec. 12 essay by writer Aisha Harris on Slate.com that criticized what Harris said was the outdated notion of Santa Claus as a White man. Har ...

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What a Christ-mess

What a Christ-mess By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist Christmas is supposed to be a joyous time of the year. But, political correctness has turned Christmas into Christ-mess. One way of dissecting the word is Christ-Mas, which in Spanish would be more Christ. If we had more of Christ, I am quite sure we would not have so much deviancy in our society – high divorce rates, high teenage pregnancy, or high crime ...

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Walking in Mandela’s footsteps

Walking in Mandela’s footsteps By George E. Curry,  NNPA Editor-in-Chief      PRETORIA, South Africa – It’s not easy walking in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela, the nation’s first democratically elected president. No one knows that better than the two men who succeeded him as president of South Africa. A larger-than-life figure, Mandela was elected president of the formerly White minority-ruled country in 1 ...

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Pope wants end to economic inequality

To Be Equal Pope wants end to economic inequality By Marc H. Morial  NNPA Columnist     “Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity; it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is manmade and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. You can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.”- Nel ...

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