Tag: supreme court

HUD announces new rule to combat housing discrimination

HUD announces new rule to combat housing discrimination

| July 27, 2015

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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U.S. should not pressure Africa to embrace same-sex unions

U.S. should not pressure Africa to embrace same-sex unions

| July 16, 2015

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist Over a picture of two bearded tuxedo-clad men kissing, a Nigerian-born acquaintance of mine posted the following on Facebook: “May I, my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren never be part of this abominable act.” A short piece that’s been particularly popular among English-speaking Africans on social media for months, reads: “(Whites), […]

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Has the ‘lost cause’ finally lost?

Has the ‘lost cause’ finally lost?

| July 9, 2015

Lee A. Daniels By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Has the pernicious fiction that there was something honorable about the Confederate rebellion–treason in the defense of slavery, as one observer so trenchantly put it recently–finally been irredeemably shredded? History is being made now. Not just “ordinary” history, but momentous history. The kind of history that […]

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Understanding real ‘love’ in the midst of the same-sex marriage debate

Understanding real ‘love’ in the midst of the same-sex marriage debate

| June 30, 2015

Editor’s note: As people continue to debate the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision that states were obligated to allow same-sex marriages throughout the nation, we recently were made aware of the writings of someone in the spiritual community that discussed the issue on a spiritual, rather than political, societal or “religious” perspective. The following thoughts, […]

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Third District candidate Dr. Pam Galloway responds to SCOTUS ruling on ACA

Third District candidate Dr. Pam Galloway responds to SCOTUS ruling on ACA

| June 30, 2015

WARSAW–Dr. Pam Galloway, candidate for the Third Congressional District of Indiana, has issued the following statement: “Earlier today, the Supreme Court announced a flawed decision in King v. Burwell to uphold subsidies for the federal Obamacare exchanges. These subsidies were not authorized by the plain language of the law, and were simply created by the […]

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Stop the grandstanding: Texans want grand jury reform

Stop the grandstanding: Texans want grand jury reform

| June 3, 2015

By Jeffrey L. Boney Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times There is a saying in the Lone Star State that “everything is bigger in Texas” and Texans do their best to live up to that saying in many ways. As the number of police shootings continues to escalate involving unarmed black men […]

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Proof Supreme Court got it wrong in Shelby

Proof Supreme Court got it wrong in Shelby

| April 30, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist When the Supreme Court gutted a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act nearly two years ago in Shelby County v. Holder, many of us suspected that Chief Justice John Roberts in particular was distorting the severity of voting violations in jurisdictions covered by the act. As a […]

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‘Religious freedom’ scams

‘Religious freedom’ scams

| April 15, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Pity the poor, put-upon anti-gay bigots. Worried by recent steady march of federal court decisions advancing the right of gays and lesbians to marry, forces in Arkansas and Indiana tried to copy the Supreme Court majority’s flim-flam maneuver of last year in the Hobby Lobby case: By asserting a […]

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LBGT community exerts pressure on Mormon Church

LBGT community exerts pressure on Mormon Church

| March 14, 2015

Letter to the Editor President Thomas S. Monson’s closing remarks in last October’s LDS General Conference admonished us all to “stand up for what you believe in.” The tone of the Jan. 27 LDS Church press conference was very Christ-like in terms of love and compassion towards our LGBT brothers and sisters.   I question […]

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Black History Month—A true Supreme Court story

THE RELIGION CORNER: Black History Month—A true Supreme Court story

| February 26, 2015

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer Floyd Hill was a young boy who grew up in rural North Carolina. He dreamed that one day he would own a very large farm. Hill was born in 1907. He disregarded the extreme racism that existed in the South, and he refused to […]

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