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Human rights campaing shows support for ‘common sense’ gun control

Human rights campaing shows support for ‘common sense’ gun control

| July 18, 2016

By Victoria Jones (NNPA/DTU Journalism Fellow, The Washington Informer) The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a civil rights advocacy group and political lobbying organization for the LGBTQ community, showed support for the victims of the Orlando massacre by posting photos of the victims with their names and ages in each window of their downtown Washington, D.C. […]

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African hair braiders fight for ‘economic liberty’

African hair braiders fight for ‘economic liberty’

| July 18, 2016

By Avis Thomas-Lester, Urban News Service Kune Gueye came from Senegal to Nashville for a better life, but she had to overcome yards of red tape to earn her American dream. To make a living, she turned to a skill she had honed over years of practice in her homeland—braiding hair. With a strong back […]

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Four things you should know before you sign that car loan

Four things you should know before you sign that car loan

| July 18, 2016

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA News Wire Columnist) It’s that time of year again when days are longer, temperatures are higher and auto dealers advertise some of the most tempting deals. And while there’s nothing new about new car fever or the annual ad blitz, there’s a good deal of news on how consumers are choosing […]

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Orlando murders had nothing to do with homosexuality

Orlando murders had nothing to do with homosexuality

| July 15, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Everyone knows my position on the radical homosexual agenda being forced upon our country. I totally disagree with it. Marriage is between one man and one woman. Homosexuality is not compatible with Christianity, nor should homosexuals be legally recognized as a protected class. Having said that, as I […]

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One Hundred Black Men Inc. on shootings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Dallas police officers

One Hundred Black Men Inc. on shootings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Dallas police officers

| July 13, 2016

NEW YORK—Michael J. Garner, President of One Hundred Black Men Inc. of New York, the founding chapter of the nationwide organization, 100 Black Men of America, issued the following statement on behalf of the membership: “One Hundred Black Men Inc., is deeply disturbed by the homicides of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands […]

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#CompassionMatters: The key to saving all of us

#CompassionMatters: The key to saving all of us

| July 13, 2016

By Victor Zápari #BlackLivesMatter has been a topic that has been discussed for years now, however, often times it is twisted to read #AllLivesMatter, and while that may be true, it also attempts to take away from a minority group’s agency and or empowerment.  In the year 2016, we have seen a substantial amount of […]

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Open season

Open season

| July 13, 2016

Be mindful, conscious, willing to love in the battle to end oppression By Diego Morales Let us declare open season on the police. Let us approach every officer, uniform or not with malice and vengeance. You know Mrs. Johnson? The lovely older lady that lives down the street? The one you say hi to every […]

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The week of blood

The week of blood

| July 13, 2016

Killings of black men, police officers litter American landscape AMERICA—It has been a week of blood in the U.S. On July 5, 37 year old Alton Sterling was shot to death in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in front of a convenience store. His crime—carrying a weapon while selling CDs. Early reports claimed police received a call […]

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Blackonomics: The difference between Jesse Williams’ BET speech and what comes next

Blackonomics: The difference between Jesse Williams’ BET speech and what comes next

| July 10, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA News Wire Columnist) More than a couple of million folks have responded to the words spoken by Jesse Williams, which points out the fact that many black people are mesmerized by words that excite us and stimulate our emotions. Rather than initiating practical and appropriate actions as a result of words […]

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Does the company that just bought EBONY Magazine really have a plan?

Does the company that just bought EBONY Magazine really have a plan?

| July 9, 2016

Chicago Crusader Staff Report The new owners of “EBONY” magazine and JETMag.com emerged on June 21, unveiling their plans for the iconic black publications. The announcement came nearly a week after the Chicago Crusader published a story on the sale that was shrouded in mystery. A story published on EBONY.com described Clear View Group L.L.C. (CVG), the […]

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