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Russia winning war for American minds

Russia winning war for American minds

| March 15, 2017

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) As I often say, weak people take strong positions on weak issues. Look no further than the lying mainstream media that has willfully ignored the context surrounding President Trump and his alleged Russian connections. Anyone who has a base understanding of how intelligence works, knows that the U.S. is […]

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NAFEO’s Lezli Baskerville calls HBCU White House meetings successful

NAFEO’s Lezli Baskerville calls HBCU White House meetings successful

| March 15, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Through the vitriolic, and sometimes venomous, atmosphere of the presidential campaign, a highly-regarded member of then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s inner circle focused on one issue that was largely ignored: the future of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). “[Omarosa] Manigault was strategically placing HBCUs high on the […]

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Descendants of Dred Scott, Chief Justice Roger B. Taney meet

Descendants of Dred Scott, Chief Justice Roger B. Taney meet

| March 14, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Pete Taney knew this day would come. “I’ve been looking over my shoulders all of my life, so this is no surprise,” said Taney, the lead vocalist, banjo, fiddle and harmonica player for the popular Stroudsburg band, “The Juggernaut String Band.” Taney is talking about a published report […]

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Andrew Young talks King’s legacy, Trump’s White House

Andrew Young talks King’s legacy, Trump’s White House

| March 14, 2017

Young says lack of jobs, not racism, America’s biggest problem By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) It’s forever a burning question, particularly as many African Americans soul search, reminisce and speculate during Black History Month. “What would Martin Luther King Jr. say today?” According to former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young, one of the […]

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Wells Fargo commits $60 billion to increase black homeownership

Wells Fargo commits $60 billion to increase black homeownership

| March 9, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Wells Fargo & Company has set aside a staggering $60 billion to lend to at least 250,000 black homeowners by the year 2027. Metropolitan Atlanta’s second-largest bank also pledged to increase the diversity of its home lending sales team and spend another $15 million to give financial education […]

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the fire this time. . . .

the fire this time. . . .

| March 7, 2017

tell me how long the train’s been gone rootfolks poets press ©omowale-ketu oladuwa the american negro has the great advantage of having never believed the collection of myths to which white americans cling: that their ancestors were all freedom-loving heroes, that they were born in the greatest country the world has ever seen, or that […]

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Judge tosses defamation suit against Bill Cosby

Judge tosses defamation suit against Bill Cosby

| March 7, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) A federal judge in Massachusetts recently struck down a defamation suit against Bill Cosby in a ruling that the legendary comedian’s attorneys said reaffirms the fundamental right for him or anyone else to defend against public accusations. “This is another in a line of recent developments, vindicating Mr. Cosby’s […]

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From Freedom’s Journal to NNPA, Black Press still relevant

From Freedom’s Journal to NNPA, Black Press still relevant

| March 7, 2017

By Harry Colbert Jr. (Insight News/NNPA Member) No one is better equipped to tell your story better than you. And logic stands to reason that no one is better equipped and more passionate about telling our story than us. The stories of blacks in America are equally as triumphant as they are tragic. And many, […]

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Ensuring new state education plan works for all students

Ensuring new state education plan works for all students

| March 7, 2017

By the Reverend Sam Casey (Founder and Executive Director, COPE) “Be strong and courageous.” The counsel comes from Joshua 1:9, one of my favorite Bible verses, and is also a piece of advice I often give members of my congregation to encourage them to be bold in the face of fear, uncertainty and opportunity. As […]

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