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Blacks also failed Sandra Bland

Blacks also failed Sandra Bland

| August 10, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Sandra Bland is dead. While many are concentrating on “how” she died, we must also face the reality of “why” she died. All of the circumstances surrounding her death notwithstanding, Sandra is still dead. I cannot help but think that along the three-day period from her arrest to her final […]

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Today’s aging minorities most impacted by poor finances

Today’s aging minorities most impacted by poor finances

| August 10, 2015

By Shantella Y. Sherman Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper Even as the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid, the Older Americans Act, and the 80th anniversary of Social Security, issues of race, class, and access remain recalcitrant barriers to elder security. Particularly among blacks, living longer has often meant subsisting […]

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Candid Camera: The real life version

Candid Camera: The real life version

| August 8, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The videos are becoming more and more difficult to watch, aren’t they? But it’s not because we’ve become inured to the violence they show. It’s because the more we watch, the more we’re shocked by what we see. We watch Eric Garner, surrounded by people who take no action […]

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Senate appropriations bill cuts housing vouchers for poor families

Senate appropriations bill cuts housing vouchers for poor families

| August 7, 2015

By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—For many Americans living in poverty, housing vouchers mean the difference between having a home of your own or living in a homeless shelter. As many as 85,000 low-income families could lose access to those vouchers under policies crafted in a new funding bill approved by the Senate […]

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Honda reaches $25 million discrimination settlement

Honda reaches $25 million discrimination settlement

| August 6, 2015

By Nicole James Scott Special to the NNPA from the Dallas Gazette After a probe by the Department of Justice, American Honda Finance will pay $24 million to African Americans, Hispanics and Asian and Pacific Islanders who were overcharged higher interest rates on car loans. An additional $1 million will be paid to fund a […]

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Apaches refuse to relinquish sacred land

Apaches refuse to relinquish sacred land

| August 6, 2015

By Barrington M. Salmon Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer When San Carlos Apache Tribal Council member Wendsler Nosie found out late last year that Arizona Sen. John McCain had tucked a rider into the National Defense Authorization Act that transfers 2,500 acres of Apache land to a foreign copper company, anger and […]

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Leaders urge patience in achieving change after Emanuel Nine

Leaders urge patience in achieving change after Emanuel Nine

| August 4, 2015

By Barney Blakeney Special to the NNPA from The Charleston Chronicle It’s been some three weeks since nine worshippers at Emanuel AME Church were gunned down at a Bible study session in the church. After the shootings the community and nation displayed an unprecedented outpouring of compassion for the victims and survivors as well as […]

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Democrats sponsor non-partisan Voting Rights celebration

Democrats sponsor non-partisan Voting Rights celebration

| August 3, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Allen County Democratic Party, in conjunction with several other organizations, is scheduled to host a non-partisan rally, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 6 at Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St. After the U.S. Civil War (1861-65), the 15th Amendment, ratified in […]

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The change we’ve been waiting for

The change we’ve been waiting for

| August 3, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist In light of the conversations about police abuse, unwarranted stops and arrests, and homicide cases involving black people and police officers, many black people get angry, maybe have a march, and then go home to await the next incident. Some of our organizations do their usual thing by making loud […]

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An answer for Confederate apologists

An answer for Confederate apologists

| August 3, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Someone identifying himself as Jimmy Oliver sent me an email objecting to a column I wrote under the headline, “Confederate Traitors Don’t Deserve to be Honored.” I presume he wrote to get a reply, so here it is, with Oliver’s words in italics. I do not appreciate you calling my ancestors […]

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