Author Archives: Julianne Malveaux

  • African Americans Lose, White Others Gain

    The unemployment rate is falling for the third month in a row, and in December about 200,000 private sector jobs were created. The monthly unemployment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated that unemployment has declined by six tenths of a percentage point since August. Already, ...

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  • Stop the Violence Against Women

    The Fort Worth Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. held its annual Sisterhood Luncheon Nov. 6, and I was privileged and honored to be the keynote speaker. A cloud hovered over the luncheon though, and the media was there to talk about it. Four Delta women have been raped in the ...

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  • To the Occupy Movement: What Do You Want?

    The Occupy Wall Street movement is now one month old. The protests have spilled over from their initial Wall Street site to Washington, D.C., Miami, and, according to the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) website, approximately 1,500 cities around the globe. They’ve even come here to Greensboro, ...

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  • Much Ado About Nuttin’

    In the wake of President Obama’s address to the Congressional Black Caucus, there are those who are making much ado about nothing, including the accusation that, by dropping his “g’s” the President was talking down to African Americans.  Can this President kindly ...

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  • King Out of Context Just Fix It!

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was anything but an “arrogant twit.” Yet Dr. Maya Angelou called it entirely correctly when she said that one of the quotes engraved on the side of the new memorial to Dr. King portrays the man as a braggart, not the humble servant leader that he was. ...

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  • A Dream Both Realized and Deferred

    If one were to look up “tenacity” in a dictionary, one might well simply search for logo of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, or a photograph of the MLK Memorial Foundation’s Executive Director Harry Johnson Sr. In 1984, the men of Alpha Phi Alpha proposed a national memorial to Dr. ...

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  • Racing Toward The Bottom

      While a Department of Education program embraces “a race to the top,” our nation’s current stance toward our 14 million officially unemployed people represents nothing less than a race to the bottom.  We are content to report, month after month, unemployment rates ...

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  • Deep Enough, Far Enough, or Just Too Much?

    (NNPA) – President Barack Obama has proposed a 2012-2013 budget that is, at best, politically pragmatic.  Responding to the Republican sway in Congress, he has decided to impose a set of his own cuts, anticipating those his opponents might offer. Their response is predictable. The ...

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  • Is There Really a Deficit Crisis?

    (TEWire) – In the wake of the State of the Union Address there is likely to be much partisan conversation about the direction of our nation. President Obama will address the economy and jobs, and Republicans will talk about the health of the economy, and about cutting budgets in their ...

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  • Julianne Malveaux…Five Years After the Levees Broke

    (NNPA) – On Aug. 29, we will commemorate five years since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, broke its levees and drowned the city in feet of water.  Five years ago our nation exhibited some of the most profound indifference to human beings as thousands of New Orleaneans were stuck ...

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