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NNPA PRESS ROOM: NAACP calls out FBI’s latest report on ‘black extremists’ as déjà vu

NNPA PRESS ROOM: NAACP calls out FBI’s latest report on ‘black extremists’ as déjà vu

| October 12, 2017

BALTIMORE (NNPA Newswire)—According to a journalistic investigation by the news outlet Foreign Policy (FP) the FBI’s counterterrorism division has identified a new threat—black identity extremists (BIE). The FBI’s assessment is that BIE’s “perception of police brutality against African Americans have spurred retaliatory lethal violence against law enforcement”. In response to this report, the interim NAACP […]

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Past time to address women’s pay gap

Past time to address women’s pay gap

| October 12, 2017

It is unfortunate that in the year 2017 we are still discussing equal pay for women, but, yet, here we are. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) just released its latest study, which breaks down the gender pay gap not only by state but also by congressional district. Indiana and the 3rd Congressional District (Fort […]

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Portland lawmakers pass racial profiling bill

Portland lawmakers pass racial profiling bill

| October 12, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) In an effort to improve the relationship between law enforcement and the black community, state lawmakers in Oregon recently passed a bill to combat racial profiling by police. The Statesman Journal reported that the “bill requires law enforcement agencies to collect and submit data on the age, race, […]

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Free speech and the racial divide in America

Free speech and the racial divide in America

| October 12, 2017

By S3 Thomas Tensions continue to rise over race in our great nation or has it always been there and it only recently has become a recognized cry in mainstream America? Could that be due to the fact that social awareness is more prevalent now than ever? Could it be that so many of today […]

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NAACP Indiana to train East Chicago students, community members to test for lead pollution

NAACP Indiana to train East Chicago students, community members to test for lead pollution

| October 11, 2017

EAST CHICAGO, Ind.—In response to the ongoing mismanaged lead crisis in East Chicago and the Trump administration’s cuts to the EPA and environmental justice programs, NAACP Indiana, in partnership with Indiana State University and the Union of Concerned Scientists, kicks off Our Community Scientists initiative with a hosted a series of student and community lead […]

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Do you know the difference between ‘real’ black Republicans and sellouts?

Do you know the difference between ‘real’ black Republicans and sellouts?

| October 10, 2017

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) One of my favorite movies of all-time is “Deep Cover,” starring Laurence Fishburne. The movie debuted in 1992. Fishburne plays Russell Stevens Jr., an undercover Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agent. During his initial interview with the DEA, Fishburne’s character was asked: “So, Officer Stevens, tell me, do you know […]

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We must take every opportunity to fight voter suppression

We must take every opportunity to fight voter suppression

| October 9, 2017

By Derrick Johnson (Interim President and CEO, NAACP) We all know the power of the vote. One person, one vote serves as the basic ethos and measurement of any democratic nation. Without true voter protection, integrity and universal access, America’s light on the hill dims. Since Shelby V. Holder dismantled the Voting Rights Act, many […]

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NNPA Chair: Gun control ‘forbidden subject”’ when mass shooters are white, male

NNPA Chair: Gun control ‘forbidden subject”’ when mass shooters are white, male

| October 8, 2017

‘Glaring double standard’ CHICAGO—The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Chairman Dorothy R. Leavell said that the issue of gun control escapes vigorous debate when the perpetrators of mass shooters are white males. The leader of the association, comprised of more than 200 black-owned publications, also noted that cries for reform gain the most traction when […]

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More than 50 dead, nearly 500 injured in Las Vegas mass shooting

More than 50 dead, nearly 500 injured in Las Vegas mass shooting

| October 8, 2017

By Freddie Allen (Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire) Las Vegas authorities have identified Stephen Paddock, a 64 year-old white man from Mesquite, Nevada, as the gunmen in one of the deadliest mass shootings in United States history. During a brief press conference Monday morning, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters that more than 50 people were […]

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East Chestnut Street Church of Christ accepting items for disaster victims

East Chestnut Street Church of Christ accepting items for disaster victims

| October 8, 2017

FORT WAYNE—East Chestnut Street Church of Christ is accepting donations, such as household cleaning supplies and personal hygiene items, for the victims who are affected by the hurricanes, wildfires, and other disasters that have been occurring across the United States. Items needed include: • Household cleaner; • Water; • Bleach wipes; • Toothpaste and toothbrushes; […]

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