Tamika D. Mallory, executive director of the National Action Network, speaks at a rally. She’s at war with the NRA, and the NRA is at war with her.
Tamika D. Mallory, executive director of the National Action Network, speaks at a rally. She’s at war with the NRA, and the NRA is at war with her. Ken Cedeno Corbis via Getty Images
Tamika D. Mallory, executive director of the National Action Network, speaks at a rally. She’s at war with the NRA, and the NRA is at war with her. Ken Cedeno Corbis via Getty Images

Why is the NRA so afraid? Their folks have the guns

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About Leonard Pitts Jr

Leonard Pitts Jr

@LeonardPittsJr1

Leonard Pitts Jr. won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2004. He is the author of the novels, Grant Park, Freeman, and Before I Forget. His column runs every Sunday and Wednesday. Forward From This Moment, a collection of his columns, was released in 2009.

On Sept. 11, 2001, he wrote a column on the terrorist attacks that received a huge response from readers who deluged him with more than 26,000 e-mails. It was posted on the Internet, chain-letter style. Read the column and others on the topic of September 11.

You can also read Pitts' series, What Works?, a series of columns about programs anywhere in the country that show results in improving the lives of black children.

Leonard also wrote the 2008 series I Am A Man, commemorating the 40th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination.

Email Leonard at lpitts@MiamiHerald.com or visit his website at www.leonardpittsjr.com

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I am often asked by readers interested in gaining a better basic understanding of racial issues and/or African-American history if I will compile a reading list for them. These 16 books represent my best effort to do so.