Oscar Blayton

Special to the NNPA by Oscar Blayton, Attorney at Law

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A Gentle Scolding of a Dear Ally

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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

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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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Many White Democrats Would Rather Lose Elections Than Share Power With Blacks

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The path to victories for white Democrats is clear - share power with the people that can put them in office. This holds true for both state and...
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Sixty-Three Percent of White Alabama Women Voted for Roy Moore

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Black Newspapers Now More Than Ever

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In 1960, Blacks in Virginia watched as the state changed the laws against trespass to make it a more serious crime, and the penalty...
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America Chose Donald Trump, Now It Will Choke On Him

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Now that we have Donald Trump as our president, most Americans know that we have really screwed up. Since early November, we have heard numerous...