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East Chestnut Street Church of Christ accepting items for disaster victims

East Chestnut Street Church of Christ accepting items for disaster victims

| October 8, 2017

FORT WAYNE—East Chestnut Street Church of Christ is accepting donations, such as household cleaning supplies and personal hygiene items, for the victims who are affected by the hurricanes, wildfires, and other disasters that have been occurring across the United States. Items needed include: • Household cleaner; • Water; • Bleach wipes; • Toothpaste and toothbrushes; […]

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We must have new Poor People’s Campaign, Moral Revival

We must have new Poor People’s Campaign, Moral Revival

| October 4, 2017

By Bishop William J. Barber II (President, Repairers of the Breach) Channeling the incisive analysis of our best historians, TaNehisi Coates cut through the talking points of political pundits recently to name Donald Trump America’s “First “white” president.” Writing for The Atlantic, the National Book Award recipient made clear how there could be no Donald […]

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Even with advanced degrees, black women earn less than white men

Even with advanced degrees, black women earn less than white men

| October 4, 2017

By Bria Nicole Stone (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Black women have to work seven extra months to earn what white men were paid in 2016. On average, black women make 67 cents on the dollar compared to white men. In a recent blog post to mark Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, researchers at the Economic Policy […]

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Trump can’t deport American ‘dreamers’ without fight

Trump can’t deport American ‘dreamers’ without fight

| September 20, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Our 45th president swept into office with a foundation of racist claims. First, the very basis of his political participation was his false assertion (for which he has never apologized) that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States. Using the “birther” movement as a basis, “45” signaled […]

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NNPA celebrates living legacy of Dick Gregory

NNPA celebrates living legacy of Dick Gregory

| September 15, 2017

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) pauses to express our heartfelt condolences to the family of Dick Gregory, and to express forthrightly on the public record our profound and enduring love, respect, and salute to the living legacy of Dick Gregory. At no time in our 400-year travail and struggle for freedom, justice and equality […]

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GOP leaders taste their own medicine

GOP leaders taste their own medicine

| September 13, 2017

After Trump deals with Democrats, GOP leaders know how ‘real black Republicans feel By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) There’s an old adage that says, “What goes around, comes around.” I couldn’t help but think about this adage when I saw the response of many congressional Republicans, after President Trump cut a deal with the […]

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Dick Gregory dies at 84

Dick Gregory dies at 84

| August 21, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Legendary civil rights activist and comedian Dick Gregory died on Aug. 19. He was 84. Friends, family and celebrities took to social media to honor the icon and innovator of the black community. “It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic legend […]

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Steve Bannon, most controversial Trump advisor, leaves White House post

Steve Bannon, most controversial Trump advisor, leaves White House post

| August 9, 2017

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Civil rights leaders and members of Congress praised the dismissal of Chief Strategist Steve Bannon from the White House; Bannon’s exit is one of the latest departure from the chaotic Trump administration, that has yet to win a major legislative victory. Bannon seemed to be in good spirits […]

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Judge relents, mistrial declared in Cosby sex assault case

Judge relents, mistrial declared in Cosby sex assault case

| June 19, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) NORRISTOWN—Saturday morning, Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O’Neill finally bent to the will of the jury and declared a mistrial in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case. “The legacy remains intact,” said Andrew Wyatt, the longtime spokesman for the legendary entertainer. “For Gloria Allred and all those other lawyers, […]

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Fired FBI Director Comey testifies, says Trump lied

Fired FBI Director Comey testifies, says Trump lied

| June 19, 2017

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) During dramatic testimony before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, James Comey, the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the nation’s top law enforcement official, called President Donald Trump a liar five times and told 17 U.S. senators and the nation, that he was […]

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