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Sponsors of hate today must be held accountable

Sponsors of hate today must be held accountable

| May 4, 2017

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. (President and CEO, NNPA) Over the next several days, across the United States, people will pause in solemn remembrance of the 49th anniversary of the tragic assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in Memphis, Tenn., on April 4, 1968. Back then, I was a young, college student and […]

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We have more in common with Russia than you think

We have more in common with Russia than you think

| May 4, 2017

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Last month I wrote a column titled, “Russia Is Winning the War for American Minds.” In that piece, I discussed how Russia had unleashed a psychological operations program in the U.S. to destabilize our government and our various institutions; they have been phenomenally successful with their operation. As I […]

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Job prospects flat for Black workers in March

Job prospects flat for Black workers in March

| May 4, 2017

By Freddie Allen (NNPA Newswire Managing Editor) The employment prospects for African Americans showed little improvement in March, according to the Labor Department’s most recent jobs report. The labor force participation rate, which is the share of Blacks who either hold jobs or are looking for work, remained unchanged from February (62.3 percent) to March. […]

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We must get Every Student Succeds Act right

We must get Every Student Succeds Act right

| May 4, 2017

By Wade Henderson In late March, President Trump signed a resolution to invalidate a regulation designed to help implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This move will create tremendous confusion among states that are currently in the middle of putting the new law in place in time for the 2017-2018 school year. Even more […]

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I won’t be silenced by solar industry

I won’t be silenced by solar industry

| April 26, 2017

Solar industry wants me to be quiet—I wonder why By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist As a journalist and political commentator, who covers issues important to the African American community and other marginalized communities, I have taken on powerful forces over the years. I have provided a voice for underrepresented communities and engaged both the […]

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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee mulls ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ for Trump

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee mulls ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ for Trump

| April 21, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) After just two months in the Oval Office, President Donald Trump has already proven to be a liability to the free world, keeping Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) up many nights wondering what the New York City real estate developer will do next. However, the veteran Congressional Black […]

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Trump’s budget blueprint cuts close to home

Trump’s budget blueprint cuts close to home

| April 21, 2017

Time for Congress to restore $6 billion in HUD Funding By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) From youth yearning for the time to have their own place, to older Americans hoping to age in place, the need to have a home is a shared concern of consumers of all ages and locales. It’s where children […]

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The conclusion of the fall election of 2016

The conclusion of the fall election of 2016

| April 12, 2017

The presidential campaign of 2016 displayed and equal distribution of wealth party versus a party that is fascinated by such things as Corvette collections. Voters are poorly read because of the influence of sports and the television. Our minds are becoming incapable of discerning differences—so personalities, rather than issues, dominate. We accept candidates who are […]

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Mr. President, ‘What if it was your mama?’

Mr. President, ‘What if it was your mama?’

| April 11, 2017

By Austin R. Cooper (NNPA Newswire Columnist) During the summer before the election, then-presidential nominee Donald Trump, added this message to his speeches: “You’re living in poverty; your schools are no good; you have no jobs; 58 percent of your youth is unemployed. What the hell do you have to lose?” It was an attempt […]

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Civil rights leaders meet with Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Civil rights leaders meet with Attorney General Jeff Sessions

| April 5, 2017

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Earlier this month, leaders from six civil rights groups met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Justice Department to discuss a range of issues that are critical to the Black community. The meeting was attended by Kristen Clarke, the president and executive director of the Lawyers Committee […]

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