Tag: supreme court

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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Scholar says race-neutral approach needed for affirmative action

Scholar says race-neutral approach needed for affirmative action

| January 10, 2015

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–In the wake of unrelenting lawsuits seeking to abolish affirmative action coupled with nearly half of all universities dropping consideration of race as a factor in college admissions, it is time to shift gears and devise a less objectionable race-neutral approach that will diversify higher education, said […]

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The 2014 Elections: What’s at stake for African Americans

| October 30, 2014

By Norman Hill and Velma Murphy Hill The 2014 elections are almost here, and the focus is whether the Republicans can gain control of the U.S. Senate, a first since 2006. Thirty-six seats are being contested, and Republicans need only six gains to win a majority. The stakes are extraordinarily high for the nation. But […]

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How Supreme Court could scuttle critical Fair Housing rule

| October 16, 2014

By Jeff Larson and Nikole Hannah-Jones Special to NNPA from ProPublica SPECIAL REPORT The U.S. Supreme Court has announced that it will take up a key enforcement tool used to address systemic discrimination under the Fair Housing Act. This is the third time in recent years that the Court has decided to hear a case […]

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