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Obama welcomes Crimson Tide to White House

Obama welcomes Crimson Tide to White House

| March 7, 2016

By Diandra Bolton Howard University News Service WASHINGTON—During the annual celebration of the college national football champion at the White House, President Barack Obama joked that he obviously is the reason for the continued and dramatic success of the University of Alabama, the winners of the 2016 college football championship, their fourth in seven years. […]

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Democrats, Republicans continue to ignore black voters

Democrats, Republicans continue to ignore black voters

| March 7, 2016

By Raynard Jackson NNPA News Wire Columnist Another election cycle, another year of blacks being sold out by their media-appointed leadership. Why am I the only one who seems amazed at how Hillary Clinton is so ostentatiously pimping black folks for her own personal gain? Clinton has spent more time in the black community in […]

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Blackonomics: The silly season is upon us

Blackonomics: The silly season is upon us

| March 7, 2016

By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist The “Silly Season,” as many call it, is well under way; and black people are up to our necks in it. The usual suspects are jockeying for position with certain presidential candidates. They are vying for the black spokesperson position, knocking one another down as they rush toward […]

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Active duty Navy SEAL receives Medal of Honor

Active duty Navy SEAL receives Medal of Honor

| March 7, 2016

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How the Obama presidency exposed America’s unchanged ways

How the Obama presidency exposed America’s unchanged ways

| March 7, 2016

By Deric Muhammad Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Houston Forward Times “It’s been a looooooong; a long time coming, but I know, a change gon’ come.”—Sam Cooke (A Change Gonna Come; 1964) It was 1964, in the throes of the Civil Rights movement, when Sam Cooke released his classic anthem “A Change […]

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What you should know about the ‘Greensboro Six

What you should know about the ‘Greensboro Six

| March 3, 2016

By Michael Dean Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Arizona Informant Recently, this newspaper printed a story about the “Wilmington 10,” a group of African Americans and one white female who were falsely accused and convicted of burning a store. After 40 years, the group members were pardoned by North Carolina Governor Beverly […]

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‘It’s embarrassing to be an evangelical this election’

‘It’s embarrassing to be an evangelical this election’

| March 3, 2016

Time to admit, word ‘white’ wiping out word ‘evangelical’ By Jim Wallis Special to Frost Illustrated Originally published Feb. 25, 2016 at Sojourners (https://sojo.net/) When introduced to speak on the road during our “America’s Original Sin” book tour as an “evangelical” Christian, the large, racially diverse and intergenerational audiences who have been smiling with great […]

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Could big data reduce prison population?

Could big data reduce prison population?

| March 2, 2016

Technology could prove as important as legislation By Eric Easter, Urban News Service Better use of technology and data could help solve the problem of mass incarceration. That’s one conclusion that can be drawn from the work of Steven Matthews, a technology consultant who, until recently, was chief information officer for the Illinois Department of Corrections. […]

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Hillary Clinton meets with civil rights groups, black millennials

Hillary Clinton meets with civil rights groups, black millennials

| March 1, 2016

By Freddie Allen NNPA News Wire Senior Washington Correspondent A few days before presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton racked up a huge win in Nevada’s Democratic primary, largely thanks to the overwhelming support that she received from black voters, the former secretary of state met with civil rights leaders for a frank discussion about the 21st […]

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson pushes for diversity on Wall Street, in Silicon Valley

The Rev. Jesse Jackson pushes for diversity on Wall Street, in Silicon Valley

| February 29, 2016

By Don Terry Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Rainbow PUSH Coalition NEW YORK CITY–At the Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s recently concluded 19th annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit there was something for anyone concerned about fighting for racial and economic justice in corporate America. There were titans of tech and powerful politicians, investors […]

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