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American flag soaked in black blood

| October 13, 2017
American flag soaked in black blood

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I am not sure why the national anthem and the so-called American flag are part of our nation’s sports pageantry. Before 2009, while the national anthem was played, sports gladiators were not required to suit up, stand up, and put their hands to their hearts; and why should they? […]

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Stacey Adams wants to be America’s first black female governor

| October 13, 2017
Stacey Adams wants to be America’s first black female governor

Will Stacey Abrams be America’s first black female governor in U.S. history? By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) The GOP has held a tight grip on the governor’s mansion in Georgia since 2002, when Sonny Perdue, promising to restore the Confederate battle cross to the state flag, defeated Democratic incumbent Roy Barnes to become […]

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PRESS ROOM: NNPA calls on Congress to take more aggressive stance against ‘fake ads’ targeting African Americans

| October 12, 2017
PRESS ROOM: NNPA calls on Congress to take more aggressive stance against ‘fake ads’ targeting African Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NNPANewswirePR)—The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Chairman Dorothy R. Leavell and NNPA President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis released the following statement about a recent revelation that people with ties to the Russia used fake social media accounts and misleading online ads designed to influence voters during the 2016 presidential election. The […]

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South Sudan has lot to offer world

| October 12, 2017
South Sudan has lot to offer world

By Bona Malwal (NNPA Newswire Guest Columnist) I am a native of Sudan and now of South Sudan, and I’ve held several positions inside and outside of the government of Sudan. America has always had a special place in my heart. Let me state clearly, that without the help and support of the United States […]

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NNPA PRESS ROOM: NAACP calls out FBI’s latest report on ‘black extremists’ as déjà vu

| October 12, 2017
NNPA PRESS ROOM: NAACP calls out FBI’s latest report on ‘black extremists’ as déjà vu

BALTIMORE (NNPA Newswire)—According to a journalistic investigation by the news outlet Foreign Policy (FP) the FBI’s counterterrorism division has identified a new threat—black identity extremists (BIE). The FBI’s assessment is that BIE’s “perception of police brutality against African Americans have spurred retaliatory lethal violence against law enforcement”. In response to this report, the interim NAACP […]

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Past time to address women’s pay gap

| October 12, 2017
Past time to address women’s pay gap

It is unfortunate that in the year 2017 we are still discussing equal pay for women, but, yet, here we are. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) just released its latest study, which breaks down the gender pay gap not only by state but also by congressional district. Indiana and the 3rd Congressional District (Fort […]

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Portland lawmakers pass racial profiling bill

| October 12, 2017
Portland lawmakers pass racial profiling bill

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) In an effort to improve the relationship between law enforcement and the black community, state lawmakers in Oregon recently passed a bill to combat racial profiling by police. The Statesman Journal reported that the “bill requires law enforcement agencies to collect and submit data on the age, race, […]

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Panic, God is in control

| October 12, 2017
Panic, God is in control

By Pastor Samuel Bellamy The city located on God’s holy hill is the envy of the world, that is, New Jerusalem. The gleam from its glory cannot be hid as the light from the exalted city looms over the entire world.  The people of that city inhabit the praise of God because they have met […]

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Free speech and the racial divide in America

| October 12, 2017
Free speech and the racial divide in America

By S3 Thomas Tensions continue to rise over race in our great nation or has it always been there and it only recently has become a recognized cry in mainstream America? Could that be due to the fact that social awareness is more prevalent now than ever? Could it be that so many of today […]

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Ask Alma: My son, his girlfriend, her mom live with me rent-free

| October 12, 2017
Ask Alma: My son, his girlfriend, her mom live with me rent-free

By Alma Gill (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Dear Alma, I’m going through an extremely difficult time with my son, his girlfriend and her mom. They all live in my house with their two children. The problem is that they live with me at my expense—room and board, electricity, water, cable and gas. The two ladies refuse […]

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