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Dear President Trump: It’s time to start meeting with real black Republicans

Dear President Trump: It’s time to start meeting with real black Republicans

| February 15, 2017

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Dear President Trump, I don’t know why I have become the repository for the frustrations among black Republicans across the country, but I have. Hardly a day goes by when I don’t get calls from black Republicans who feel totally and thoroughly ignored not only by you and your […]

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Debate on Sessions nomination explodes over Coretta Scott King letter

Debate on Sessions nomination explodes over Coretta Scott King letter

| February 13, 2017

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) The United States Senate debate over Attorney General nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (D-Ala.) boiled over into confusion and accusations on Tuesday, Feb. 7 as Senate Democrats carried their opposition into an all-night long protest. But at 7:15 p.m. that same day, as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) recited the […]

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History presents some ‘other ideas’ on immigration

History presents some ‘other ideas’ on immigration

| February 13, 2017

A Frost Illustrated Commentary We’re not saying we have a solution to this particular problem, but as we were sitting around have an office discussion, a number of thoughts came to us on the subject of immigration. First, given claims that this is a “Christian” nation established by “Christian Founding Fathers” (that’s another topic—we suggest […]

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Blacks will account for nearly 18 percent of U.S. population by 2060

Blacks will account for nearly 18 percent of U.S. population by 2060

| February 13, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Each year, the Census Bureau recognizes Black History Month by releasing up-to-date statistics that reveal the total black population, the number of black-owned businesses and even how many African-American military members are serving the country. Currently, the black population stands at 46.3 million, up about 1.3 percent from […]

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Students should know about charter schools

Students should know about charter schools

| February 11, 2017

By Anitra Brown (Managing Editor, The New Orleans Tribune) Late last year, “The New York Times” and “The Washington Post” criticized the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for its call for a moratorium on charter schools. Editorial writers at The Post even got all clever with their Oct. 11 headline, “The […]

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Woman who falsely accused Emmett Till will avoid prosecution

Woman who falsely accused Emmett Till will avoid prosecution

| February 10, 2017

Relatives of Emmett Till speak out after woman’s confession By Erick Johnson (The Chicago Crusader/NNPA Member) He’s been dead for more than 60 years. Buried with Emmett Till was the truth to what led to brutal murder in 1955. But, the latest development in the case is not going well the Till’s relatives in Chicago, […]

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Barbara Reynolds’ Coretta Scott King memoir a must read

Barbara Reynolds’ Coretta Scott King memoir a must read

| February 9, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Every day that he holds the presidency, Donald Trump does something outrageous. He blusters, he just plain lies, and he bullies. He pushes his decisions, his executive orders, down the throats of a Congress that he dominates. Why not let the democratic process work and let them vote to […]

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It’s time for Democrat Party to wake up

It’s time for Democrat Party to wake up

| February 9, 2017

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Everyone appears to have figured out that a dangerous, stupid fascist with no knowledge of how the federal government works is now the president of the United States. Everyone, that is, except members of the Democratic Party, now serving in the 115th Congress. You have to wonder how […]

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Lawyers’ Committee goes on red alert as Trump rolls back civil rights

Lawyers’ Committee goes on red alert as Trump rolls back civil rights

| February 8, 2017

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) President Donald Trump began his first term by attempting to roll back the civil rights gains that occurred under his predecessor, President Barack Obama. Hours after Trump was sworn in as president, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice undertook actions that signaled a major […]

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Republican Party and hidden figures on Capitol Hill

Republican Party and hidden figures on Capitol Hill

| February 7, 2017

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) As we prepare to celebrate the beginning of Black History Month this week, the Republican Party continues to show its ineptness in cultivating “real” relationships with the black community. They continue to hire and highlight black Democrats at the expense of black Republicans. There is not one black Republican […]

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