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Lawyers’ Committee goes on red alert as Trump rolls back civil rights

Lawyers’ Committee goes on red alert as Trump rolls back civil rights

| February 8, 2017

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) President Donald Trump began his first term by attempting to roll back the civil rights gains that occurred under his predecessor, President Barack Obama. Hours after Trump was sworn in as president, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice undertook actions that signaled a major […]

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Republican Party and hidden figures on Capitol Hill

Republican Party and hidden figures on Capitol Hill

| February 7, 2017

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) As we prepare to celebrate the beginning of Black History Month this week, the Republican Party continues to show its ineptness in cultivating “real” relationships with the black community. They continue to hire and highlight black Democrats at the expense of black Republicans. There is not one black Republican […]

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We must be at our best when things get bad

We must be at our best when things get bad

| February 7, 2017

By Hank Sanders (Alabama State Senator) I desperately called on my dear mother. Across the chasm of her death nearly 20 years ago, she reminded me of what she said to me and to her many children nearly 60 years ago. I felt her spirit moving within me. I was strengthened. Now, I can go […]

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CBC, state AGs, consumer advocates stand up to CFPB foes

CBC, state AGs, consumer advocates stand up to CFPB foes

| February 7, 2017

Lawmakers, lobbyists attack consumer protection agency By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) As a new Congress and White House begin their respective governmental roles, a still-growing cadre of supporters and opponents are focusing on the future of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Ironically, Capitol Hill’s ongoing regulatory tug-of-war is really not a partisan issue […]

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To Be Equal: Envisioning beginning of the end of the end of the AIDS epidemic

To Be Equal: Envisioning beginning of the end of the end of the AIDS epidemic

| February 7, 2017

By Marc H. Morial (President and CEO, National Urban League) “I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished together over the past eight years. Here and around the world, over 18 million people are receiving the treatment and care they need—millions of infections have been prevented. What once seemed like an impossible dream, the dream of […]

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As for-profit college enrollment climbs, blacks graduate with more debt

As for-profit college enrollment climbs, blacks graduate with more debt

| February 6, 2017

Borrowers face more $125 million in unnecessary interest charges By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) With 44 million consumers owing about $1.4 trillion in student loans, a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finds that student loan servicing and debt collection together will boost borrower costs even higher over the next two years. […]

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Will white workers accept Trump’s billionaire cabinet picks?

Will white workers accept Trump’s billionaire cabinet picks?

| February 6, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) When Donald Trump was running for president, he specifically targeted the “white working class,” telling them that he’d prevent their jobs from leaving the country, that he’d bring back manufacturing jobs, and that he’d revive the oil and steel industries. He hasn’t taken office yet, but he has already […]

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Emmett Till’s accuser admits it was all a lie

Emmett Till’s accuser admits it was all a lie

| February 6, 2017

Emmett Till’s accuser Carolyn Bryant admits it was all a lie By Stacy M. Brown (The Washington Informer/NNPA Member) More than six decades after the horrific, racially-motivated murder of Emmett Till, the white woman who accused the Chicago teenager of verbally and physically accosting her in Money, Mississippi, in 1955, has admitted she lied, according […]

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U.S. senators demand study on federal advertising in black-owned, brown-owned, other minority-owned media

U.S. senators demand study on federal advertising in black-owned, brown-owned, other minority-owned media

| February 6, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) WASHINGTON, D.C.—Five U.S. Senators have joined the fight for accountability in the federal government’s advertising practices—or lack thereof—when it comes to minority-owned news outlets. A letter penned by the senators demands that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigate the advertising habits of federal agencies. Sens. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), […]

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Blackonomics: Black folks need to stop drinking the ‘Fool-Aid’

Blackonomics: Black folks need to stop drinking the ‘Fool-Aid’

| February 6, 2017

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) “Negroes… sometimes choose their own leaders but unfortunately they are too often the wrong kind. Negroes do not readily follow persons with constructive programs. Almost any sort of exciting appeal or trivial matter presented to them may receive immediate attention… and liberal support.”—Carter G. Woodson The term “Drinking the […]

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