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Segregating public schools won’t make America great again

Segregating public schools won’t make America great again

| November 4, 2017

Public schools more segregated than 40 years ago By Rushern Baker (County Executive, Prince Georges County, Maryland) On Nov. 4, 1952, Dr. Helen Kenyon addressed the Women’s Society of Riverside Church in New York City and opined that, “Eleven o’clock Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in America.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. often […]

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Thousands descend upon D.C. for justice

Thousands descend upon D.C. for justice

| October 12, 2015

By William J. Ford Special to the NNPA from the Washington Informer WASHINGTON—On Saturday, Oct. 10, thousands descended on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, organized by the Nation of Islam and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrahkhan, demanding justice for black victims of police brutality. Speakers […]

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Should African Americans endorse whites over blacks?

Should African Americans endorse whites over blacks?

| April 17, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Two prominent black Maryland officials–Montgomery County Executive Issiah Leggett and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III–have endorsed Congressman Chris Van Hollen, a white, over black Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards in the race to replace retiring Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski. So far, Edwards is the only African American in […]

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