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Incarcerated women, girls suffer abuse, neglect in criminal justice system

| July 27, 2015
Incarcerated women, girls suffer abuse, neglect in criminal justice system

By Shantella Y. Sherman Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) recently held a panel of juvenile court judges and young women to discuss how Congress should address the specific needs of women and girls in the judicial system. The panel, on June 26, focused on issues impacting women […]

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Haitians in Dominican Republic risk becoming stateless

| July 27, 2015
Haitians in Dominican Republic risk becoming stateless

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist Racism is flaring its ugly head again on the island of Hispaniola, a Caribbean island shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic. For decades, thousands of Haitians have crossed over into the more affluent Dominican Republic to seek better economic opportunities. Over the years, some of these Haitians stayed, made […]

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Congress urges stronger action against payday loan vendors

| July 27, 2015
Congress urges stronger action against payday loan vendors

Charlene Crowell By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will provide $32 million in relief to consumers who were caught in a maze of charges and fees designed to trap them in payday loans they never authorized. The enforcement action announced July 7, affects two lenders based in Kansas City, Mo., who […]

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Will the crucifixion in Charleston lead to a resurrection?

| July 27, 2015
Will the crucifixion in Charleston lead to a resurrection?

By the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. NNPA Columnist The confederate flag finally came down in Charleston, S.C.  The flag celebrated the sedition, slavery and secession of the Civil War. When Robert E. Lee surrendered, that flag was taken down. It was raised again over the statehouse in 1961 to celebrate segregation, suppression and states […]

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How will 2016’s presidential candidates save our cities?

| July 27, 2015
How will 2016’s presidential candidates save our cities?

Marc Morial By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist “You must register. You must vote. You must learn, so your choice advances your interest and the interest of our beloved Nation. Your future, and your children’s future, depend upon it, and I don’t believe that you are going to let them down.”–President Lyndon B. Johnson on […]

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Beyond the symbolism of the Confederate flags

| July 27, 2015
Beyond the symbolism of the Confederate flags

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist The debate in connection with the flags of the former Confederate States of America (CSA) has unleashed a badly needed debate about U.S. history. As many commentators are noting, for the first time in a long time we are not just discussing whether the flags of the Confederacy offend […]

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God’s got your back

| July 27, 2015
God’s got your back

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times A while back, I heard Bishop T.D. Jakes of the Potter’s House preach a sermon that really caught my attention and resonates with me all the time. He reminded those in the audience that most of the Bible was written from a jail […]

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HUD announces new rule to combat housing discrimination

| July 27, 2015
HUD announces new rule to combat housing discrimination

By Zenitha Prince Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently released a new rule to assist the department’s grantees in meeting their anti-segregation and anti-discrimination mandates. Under the Fair Housing Act of 1968, HUD and its program participants are not only barred from discrimination based […]

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Meet Travis White, visionary behind Elegant Touch Landscape

| July 27, 2015
Meet Travis White, visionary behind Elegant Touch Landscape

By Jamal Robinson Special to Frost Illustrated I mentioned in my last article that I would write about life, community and culture with a global perspective. That would not be possible without my passion for entrepreneurship. I believe we all should be entrepreneurs in some capacity in our lives. Actually, we are all entrepreneurs. This […]

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Governor Pence, Indiana Black Expo honor Fort Wayne’s Genois Wilson Brabson

| July 27, 2015
Governor Pence, Indiana Black Expo honor Fort Wayne’s Genois Wilson Brabson

Frost Staff Report INDIANAPOLIS—On July 14, Governor Mike Pence in conjunction with the 45th Annual Indiana Black Expo’s Summer Celebration & IBE Business Conference selected Genois Wilson Brabson as this year’s recipient of the Sam Jones Trailblazer Award at the Governor’s Reception held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. In 1966 Sam Jones was named […]

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