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Trumpism, white tribalism cannot prevail

Trumpism, white tribalism cannot prevail

| January 18, 2017

By Askia Muhammad (The Washington Informer/NNPA Member) On the eve of the new Trump era of leadership, danger lurks. Emboldened by Trump’s win and a series of stunning other victories in recent elections by the “alt-right,” tea party, conservative and ultra-conservative movements, in this country and in Europe, white tribalists are openly advocating the most […]

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If Donald Trump is serious about fighting terrorism, he should try rgistering white nationalists

If Donald Trump is serious about fighting terrorism, he should try rgistering white nationalists

| December 13, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I have been trying to figure out how there can be any discussion of registering Muslims due to alleged national security concerns, when it is documented that the major source of terrorism in the United States since 9/11 has been white supremacists groups. The Southern Poverty Law Center […]

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Former pro baseball player Omar Washington training black youth for big leagues

Former pro baseball player Omar Washington training black youth for big leagues

| December 11, 2016

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Omar Washington, a former professional baseball player with the Philadelphia Phillies and the Boston Red Sox, is on a mission to increase minority participation in Major League Baseball. It wasn’t long ago that comedian and actor Chris Rock referred to African American baseball fans as an endangered species, […]

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Ask Alma: Instead of spending quality time with kids, my son drops them off at my house

Ask Alma: Instead of spending quality time with kids, my son drops them off at my house

| December 11, 2016

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, I need your advice. I love my son with all my heart. He’s been a good son and never gave us any problems. He and his girlfriend have lived together for the past five years and they have two children together. They just recently separated and […]

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New York AG, CFPB join forces to fight illegal national debt collection scheme

New York AG, CFPB join forces to fight illegal national debt collection scheme

| December 10, 2016

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) A new federal lawsuit alleges that since at least 2009, two major players in the debt collection industry have illegally operated, harassed, threatened and deceived millions of consumers across the country—often for debts that were either inflated or not even owed. The scheme based in Buffalo, New York, also […]

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Ask Alma: My family treats me like trash and I’m ready to cut them off

Ask Alma: My family treats me like trash and I’m ready to cut them off

| December 10, 2016

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, I am 40 years old and have finally decided to cut my mother, father, sister and oldest niece out of my life. I’m tired of being lied to, deceived and treated like the black sheep of the family. My mom and I never had a mother-daughter […]

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Press Room: NASCAR Chevrolet diversty scholarship winners announced

Press Room: NASCAR Chevrolet diversty scholarship winners announced

| December 9, 2016

Four Students Win $20,000 in Total Scholarships; Treated to VIP Race Experience at the AAA Texas 500 Courtesy of the NNPA FORT WORTH, TEXAS—NASCAR and Chevrolet today announced the winners of the second annual NASCAR Chevrolet Diversity Scholarship Contest during a press conference at Texas Motor Speedway. Four undergraduate students from across the country were […]

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Black unemployment rate double what whites experience

Black unemployment rate double what whites experience

| December 9, 2016

By Freddie Allen (NNPA Newswire Managing Editor) Black workers lost ground last month, as the unemployment rate increased from 8.3 percent in September to 8.6 percent in October, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. October was a bad month for black workers, in general. Not only did the share of Black […]

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Film review: ‘Loving’

Film review: ‘Loving’

| December 9, 2016

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) For a long time, it was a forbidden love. Through slavery, the reconstruction era, on into the 20th century, particularly in the South, interracial romantic relations were looked down on and marriages were illegal. Anti-miscegenation laws were on the books in 16 states below the Mason-Dixon line. Marry […]

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Black America’s resilience will keep us struggling forward

Black America’s resilience will keep us struggling forward

| December 1, 2016

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., President and CEO of the NNPA Nobody said that the road to freedom, justice and equality would be easy. In the wake of the results of the national elections across the United States, it is crystal clear that the aspirations, hopes and dreams of 47 million black Americans are neither […]

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