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Senators respond to Joint Center diversity report

Senators respond to Joint Center diversity report

| December 30, 2015

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Contributing Writer Long before this month’s damning report from the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies that revealed a stunning lack of diversity among top staff in the U.S. Senate, Nevada Democratic Senator Harry Reid had formed a means to assist offices with identifying and hiring a more diverse […]

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No more chicken dinners—we need policy

No more chicken dinners—we need policy

| December 28, 2015

By Jeffrey L. Boney Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Houston Forward Times It happens every year. Yard signs infiltrate our neighborhoods and litter our streets, placed by campaign operatives, hoping you not only familiarize yourself with their respective political candidate, but translate that familiarity into a cast vote for that candidate. Familiarity […]

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Three wise men, a mom and a manger

Three wise men, a mom and a manger

| December 28, 2015

By Armstrong Williams NNPA News Wire Columnist The days before Thanksgiving this year, a young mother left her newborn baby boy (umbilical cord intact) swaddled in a manger that was part of the nativity scene at Holy Child Jesus Church, a Catholic congregation located in the Richmond Hill neighborhood of Queens New York. This is […]

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Volkswagen apology ads ignore African American, Latino media

Volkswagen apology ads ignore African American, Latino media

| December 28, 2015

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA News Wire Contributing Writer Still facing an uphill battle to regain its reputation as a trusted automobile manufacturer, Volkswagen has turned a blind-eye to consumers in the African American and Latino community. To some, it’s puzzling that the scandal-plagued automaker would ignore African Americans, whom a Nielsen Company study revealed […]

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Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders meets with black pastors

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders meets with black pastors

| December 28, 2015

By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent NNPA News Wire When presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) met with a group of black civic and religious leaders in Baltimore, Jamal Bryant, the pastor and founder of Empowerment Temple Church said that it was critical for the senator to have a conversation with those who are the eyes […]

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President Obama celebrates 150th anniversary of 13th Amendment

President Obama celebrates 150th anniversary of 13th Amendment

| December 28, 2015

By Janelle Berry Special to the NNPA News Wire from the HU News Service WASHINGTON—Ask Americans what the Emancipation Proclamation is and most who know of President Abraham Lincoln’s executive order will respond like 20-year-old Ebony Harris, a student of Howard University from Chicago and say, “Isn’t that the thing that freed the slaves?” But, […]

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Blackonomics: Stop wasting your tax refund

Blackonomics: Stop wasting your tax refund

| December 22, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist As we talk about what to do and not do with our dollars during the holiday season, retailers are eagerly awaiting and preparing for another way to get your money. After the “after Christmas” sales, furniture stores, electronics outlets, car dealers, and anyone else with something to sell […]

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia defends racism from bench

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia defends racism from bench

| December 22, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA News Wire Columnist On the same day that President Barack Obama gave a stirring and historically grounded commemoration regarding the 150th anniversary of the passage of the 13th Amendment, the one that “abolished” slavery, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia chose to disregard tenets of equality and opportunity from the bench during […]

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Diana ‘I Crossed the Desert, I Got This’ Aguilar-Sanchez

Diana ‘I Crossed the Desert, I Got This’ Aguilar-Sanchez

| December 21, 2015

Undocumented—no more—college grad By William Bryant Rozier Special to Frost Illustrated courtesy of El Mexicano newspaper Physically, if you’re in the early stages of dehydration, you’ll suffer from a dry mouth, cramps, and bouts of lightheadedness. You’ll cry without (or without enough) tears. Mentally, though, your hold on reality gets waylaid. You become more anxious. […]

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Milwaukee’s communities of color discuss law enforcement concerns

Milwaukee’s communities of color discuss law enforcement concerns

| December 21, 2015

By Nicole Beilke Special to the NNPA News Wire from Media Milwaukee The forum titled “The Relationship between Communities of Color and the Police Department” was summed up perfectly by panelist Angela Walker when she said that the problem in Milwaukee is that there isn’t a relationship. Many nods, snaps and murmurs of affirmation followed […]

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