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Stunning task force report hammers Chicago police for systematic bias

Stunning task force report hammers Chicago police for systematic bias

| April 28, 2016

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA News Wire Contributor) A police accountability task force set up by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to analyze the Chicago Police Department has released a blunt and damning assessment of the department’s dealing with African Americans. The report, entitled “Recommendations for Reform: Restoring Trust Between the Chicago Police and the Communities […]

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Black women won’t celebrate ‘Equal Pay Day’ until Aug. 1

Black women won’t celebrate ‘Equal Pay Day’ until Aug. 1

| April 28, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) The Sewall-Belmont House is located at the National Women’s Party in Washington D.C. It is one of the oldest houses near the United States Capitol, and was the house where Alice Paul wrote the 19th Amendment that granted women the right to vote. On April 12, Equal Pay […]

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Traditional values popular in black community

Traditional values popular in black community

| April 28, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) What do these four people all have in common: Wardell Stephen “Steph” Curry, II, better known as Steph Curry, Ayesha Alexander Curry, Carvin Haggins and BriaMarie? Yes, they are all involved in entertainment at the highest levels. Yes, they all have achieved some measure of success within the […]

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Phill Wilson: Still answering black AIDS call at 60

Phill Wilson: Still answering black AIDS call at 60

| April 28, 2016

By Karen Ocamb (Black AIDS Institute) Special to the NNPA The first cases of what became HIV/AIDS hit the news on June 5, 1981. Soon, Phill Wilson, then just 25, and his new boyfriend Chris Brownlie were both diagnosed with swollen lymph nodes, which their doctor suggested could be related to the mysterious disease. But, […]

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Spiritually Speaking: Confidence plus discipline equals power

Spiritually Speaking: Confidence plus discipline equals power

| April 28, 2016

By James Washington (The Dallas Weekly, NNPA Member) I have two words for you today: confidence and discipline. When viewed spiritually, both exude Godly principles. Put this on the Holy Spirit, but discipline is an amazing thing. When applied to faith, be it natural or supernatural, the result is spiritual confidence. Spiritual confidence and discipline, […]

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President Obama, public leaders mourn Prince

President Obama, public leaders mourn Prince

| April 27, 2016

  By Harry Colbert Jr. (Insight News, NNPA Member) The reaction to the passing of Prince Rogers Nelson, more commonly simply known as Prince, has come from all reaches of society. Prince was found unresponsive at Paisley Park—his home and entertainment compound—in the early morning hours of April 21. He was 57. The death came […]

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Stop the presses: Few endorsements making headlines in in black papers

Stop the presses: Few endorsements making headlines in in black papers

| April 27, 2016

By Erick Johnson (From the Chicago Crusader, NNPA Member) Forget it, Hillary. Sorry, Bernie. When the time came for the Florida Courier to endorse either candidate, the edgy black newspaper dropped a bombshell with a large headline just five days before the crucial primary elections in the sunshine state. “NONE OF THE ABOVE,” the headline […]

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Protecting the right to vote: ‘Democracy Awakening’

Protecting the right to vote: ‘Democracy Awakening’

| April 20, 2016

By Cornell William Brooks Courtesy of the NNPA When we think about the right to vote, it is and should be understood to be a civic sacrament in the temple of democracy. However, this presidential election will be the first in 50 years without the full protection of the Voting Rights Act. In 1965, the […]

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The truth behind ‘black exodus at RNC

The truth behind ‘black exodus at RNC

| April 19, 2016

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA News Wire Contributing Writer) The Republican National Committee (RNC) is refuting claims that a number of key African American employees were either fired or forced to resign and officials are pointing to the hiring of Telly Lovelace, the GOP’s newest liaison to the black media, as proof that the party […]

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Follow the money: Minority vendors raise questions about government ad spending

Follow the money: Minority vendors raise questions about government ad spending

| April 12, 2016

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA News Wire Contributing Writer) The federal government spends about $1 billion on advertising services, but history continues to show that small businesses and local and minority-owned media companies are mostly left out. On March 23, as part of its ongoing series on Supplier Diversity, the FCC’s Office of Communications Business […]

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