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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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The cost of a vote

The cost of a vote

| March 27, 2017

By Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-Ala.) Fifty-one years ago, on March 24, 1966, the United States Supreme Court struck down the last poll taxes in this country. It was a victory for the American people and for the case’s lead plaintiff, Annie A. Harper, an elderly African-American woman who could not afford to pay Virginia’s […]

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Trump’s budget cuts hurt same people who voted for him

Trump’s budget cuts hurt same people who voted for him

| March 27, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) If you happened to have voted for the man who now occupies the White House, you may be feeling bamboozled right about now. The man who said that he wanted to take care of the little people, those who were forgotten by the elites, now wants to cut programs […]

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FTC takes action against ‘yo-yo scams’ in auto industry

FTC takes action against ‘yo-yo scams’ in auto industry

| March 25, 2017

Law enforcement agencies take action against deceptive auto dealers By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) When it comes to purchasing and financing a vehicle, African American and Latino consumers—more often than other racial or ethnic groups—are frequently targets of deceptive advertising and abusive financing practices. In recent days, two law enforcement agencies have acted to […]

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What are you doing talking to these folks in the first place?

What are you doing talking to these folks in the first place?

| March 23, 2017

Don’t be fooled by talk of leaks A Frost Illustrated Commentary Believe us. We have plenty of other things about which we need to comment: jobs, economics, black on black violence, the spiritual slide of the community… Seems like we have no choice but to ask some of the questions others seem to be avoiding. […]

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Republican lawmakers attack education, civil rights

Republican lawmakers attack education, civil rights

| March 23, 2017

What you should know about the latest Republican attacks on education By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) The effort to repeal and replace health care is generating headlines, and the attempt to investigate Trump’s Russia connections is of high importance. The specious claim that President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower, too, has generated interest, largely […]

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‘We Are Family’ singer Joni Sledge dies of natural causes

‘We Are Family’ singer Joni Sledge dies of natural causes

| March 23, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (The Washington Informer/NNPA Member) Joni Sledge, the second eldest sister in the hit pop group Sister Sledge, died of a preexisting medical condition, according to TMZ. Sledge passed away at home in Phoenix, Arizona, on Friday, March 11. She was 60 years old. On March 14, the gossip website reported that […]

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The Comey hearing: In defense of the devil—the movement to defend liars, possible traitors

The Comey hearing: In defense of the devil—the movement to defend liars, possible traitors

| March 22, 2017

A Frost Illustrated Commentary Are we missing something or are some of the folks who questioned FBI Director James B. Comey about President Donald Trump’s allegations that he was wiretapped by former President Barack Obama’s administration losing it? Or, has the U.S. electorate chosen representatives who are, at best, myopic, at worst, totally incompetent? Case […]

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