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Out of shadows: Overt racism flourishes in American South in Trump era

Out of shadows: Overt racism flourishes in American South in Trump era

| October 27, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Race relations in the United States, especially in the South, are plagued by troubling examples of the challenges that face the nation, as Americans work toward achieving the dream that Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of, more than 50 years ago. Forty-two percent of Americans said that they […]

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Trump makes George W. Bush look like the second best U.S. president

Trump makes George W. Bush look like the second best U.S. president

| October 27, 2017

Bush eloquent in denouncement of bullying, prejudice By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I never thought I would miss President George W. Bush, our 43rd president, and I’ve never much thought of him as a great, or even a good speaker; but the speech he gave at a conference convened by the George W. Bush […]

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Rep. Barbara Lee calls Trump’s Obamacare executive order ‘Spiteful Destructive. Cruel’

Rep. Barbara Lee calls Trump’s Obamacare executive order ‘Spiteful Destructive. Cruel’

| October 27, 2017

By Freddie Allen (Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire) President Donald Trump just delivered two more gut punches to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in an ongoing effort to knock out President Barack Obama’s legacy. On the same day that Trump signed an executive order crafted to open up the health insurance marketplace to barely there plans that […]

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Congressional Black Caucus memebers host panel discussion on STEM careers

Congressional Black Caucus memebers host panel discussion on STEM careers

| October 20, 2017

ALC panel encourages high school students to pursue STEM careers By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) A recent panel discussion hosted by members of the Congressional Black Caucus, showcased the importance of an education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The panel discussion was held during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) Annual […]

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Rep. Maxine Waters seeks to protect consumers with ‘Megabank’ bill

Rep. Maxine Waters seeks to protect consumers with ‘Megabank’ bill

| October 19, 2017

By Freddie Allen (Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire) In an effort to rein in financial institutions that have track records for harming consumers, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) recently unveiled The Megabank Accountability and Consequences Act (H.R. 3937). The new bill would require, “prudential banking regulators, such as the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal […]

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Confederate statues fall, but economic racism lingers

Confederate statues fall, but economic racism lingers

| October 17, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Cheers to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, one of the first mayors to take Confederate statues down and to make the strong point that these statues represent nothing but oppression. You should check out the speech he delivered, in May, at MarketWatch.com. More cheers to Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh […]

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ASK ALMA: I can’t have kids, I haven’t told my fiancé

ASK ALMA: I can’t have kids, I haven’t told my fiancé

| October 17, 2017

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, I’m getting married in three weeks and I couldn’t be happier. My fiancé is the best man I’ve ever met and he loves me like a queen. All of our wedding arrangements have been made and he is so loving and generous; he paid for everything. […]

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Hey, dope fiend, put that NFL crack pipe down

Hey, dope fiend, put that NFL crack pipe down

| October 17, 2017

By Jeffrey Boney (Houston Forward Times/NNPA Member) Hey, dope fiend? Yeah, I’m talking to you. Don’t look around. We need to have a serious talk about your addiction to the National Football League (NFL). The truth is that, consuming the NFL on all of its various platforms, is like a drug for many of us […]

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Don’t let oligarchs silence The Black Press

Don’t let oligarchs silence The Black Press

| October 16, 2017

By Akwasi Evans (NOKOA The Observer/NNPA Member) Have you missed us, lately? We had a lot of news we wanted to share with you, but we couldn’t afford to print it. Each week it gets harder both mentally and physically. This job used to be fun. I still enjoy the service and I love being […]

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States ignore social competency for students in ESSA

States ignore social competency for students in ESSA

| October 16, 2017

By Lauren Poteat (NNPA/ESSA Contributor) According to a recent report by Education Week, states have largely ignored a critical mandate of the Every Student Succeeds Act that calls for schools to measure the social and emotional competencies of their students. “Not a single state’s plan to comply with the federal education law—and its broader vision […]

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