The Skanner Newspaper - Commentary http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:01:57 -0800 MYOB en-gb info@theskanner.com (The Skanner Newspaper) World is Indifferent to Missing Nigerian Girls http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22330-world-is-indifferent-to-missing-nigerian-girls http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22330-world-is-indifferent-to-missing-nigerian-girls The abducted girls have all but disappeared from the headlines and from the public consciousness

 

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Commentary Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:43:25 -0800
Selma and the Folks at the ‘Back of the Line’ http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22329-selma-and-the-folks-at-the-back-of-the-line http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22329-selma-and-the-folks-at-the-back-of-the-line  I wasn’t surprised that Ava DuVernay’s 'Selma' was nearly completely snubbed for the Oscar nominations last week

 

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lisa@theskanner.com (By Lee A. Daniels, NNPA Columnist) Commentary Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:58:55 -0800
Laws, Law Enforcement, and Our Community by Rep. Lew Frederick http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22294-commentary-laws-law-enforcement-and-our-community http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22294-commentary-laws-law-enforcement-and-our-community New legislation pushes for greater police accountability   

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Commentary Mon, 12 Jan 2015 19:01:09 -0800
Is Black America Better Off Under Obama? http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22291-is-black-america-better-off-under-obama http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22291-is-black-america-better-off-under-obama The president is about to leave office with African Americans in their worst economic situation since Ronald Reagan

 

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Commentary Fri, 09 Jan 2015 19:59:21 -0800
Ed Brooke Doesn’t Get his Due http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22288-ed-brooke-doesn-t-get-his-due http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22288-ed-brooke-doesn-t-get-his-due Though two African Americans were elected to the U.S. Senate during the Reconstruction Era, Brooke was the first Black elected to the upper chamber by popular vote

 

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Commentary Fri, 09 Jan 2015 18:48:47 -0800
Blacks Should Support Normalizing Relations with Cuba http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22262-blacks-should-support-normalizing-relations-with-cuba http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22262-blacks-should-support-normalizing-relations-with-cuba In Black American education we have witnessed the benefits of defining and securing the interests of African people throughout the world   

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Commentary Mon, 29 Dec 2014 20:12:16 -0800
Opinion: Youth Violence Prevention is Achievable http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22233-opinion-youth-violence-prevention-is-achievable http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22233-opinion-youth-violence-prevention-is-achievable ‘We understood it wasn’t a policing issue. We had to think more about prevention than retribution and arrest, because we’re very good at that (already)’

 

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helen@theskanner.com (Helen Silvis, Special To The Skanner News) Commentary Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:39:42 -0800
A Twisted View of Black on Black Crime http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22203-a-twisted-view-of-black-on-black-crime http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22203-a-twisted-view-of-black-on-black-crime In the aftermath of Ferguson, Mo., former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was asked a simple question: "Do you think that Blacks have a legitimate complaint about racial discrimination by police in their communities?"   

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Commentary Mon, 08 Dec 2014 19:43:08 -0800
Nobody Knows the Trouble We’ve Seen http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22183-nobody-knows-the-trouble-we-ve-seen http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22183-nobody-knows-the-trouble-we-ve-seen In the wake of the latest miscarriage of justice in the Michael Brown case, the song once again has a relevance to the continuing reality of racial injustice for Black Americans

 

 

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Commentary Tue, 02 Dec 2014 19:02:50 -0800
Opinion: Justified Rage in Ferguson http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22182-opinion-justified-rage-in-ferguson http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22182-opinion-justified-rage-in-ferguson This isn’t about calm or order. It’s about justice

 

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Commentary Tue, 02 Dec 2014 18:52:07 -0800
Will Larger CBC Translate into Greater Clout? http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22161-will-larger-cbc-translate-into-greater-clout http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22161-will-larger-cbc-translate-into-greater-clout  After the mid-term elections, will the Congressional Black Caucus have a bigger role in setting policy  

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Commentary Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:52:21 -0800
Recycling Failed Education Policies http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22162-recycling-failed-education-policies http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22162-recycling-failed-education-policies  Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander will likely become chairman of the Senate Education Committee where he would change educational services   

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Commentary Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:22:43 -0800
Democrats Did Not Invest Wisely in Black Candidates http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22132-democrats-did-not-invest-wisely-in-black-candidates http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22132-democrats-did-not-invest-wisely-in-black-candidates Lauren Victoria Burke shows where the money should have been spent in the midterm election   

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Commentary Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:54:34 -0800
Contras and Drugs, Three Decades Later http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22103-contras-and-drugs-three-decades-later http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22103-contras-and-drugs-three-decades-later Major media outlets failed to follow up on Gary Webb's story because of CIA pressure   

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Commentary Tue, 11 Nov 2014 00:53:26 -0800
Time for Black Democrats to Switch http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22098-time-for-black-democrats-to-switch http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22098-time-for-black-democrats-to-switch No, not switch parties. That would be foolish. It's time to switch our focus to economics    

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Commentary Mon, 10 Nov 2014 18:53:26 -0800