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July 31: Hillary Clinton to Speak at National Urban League Conference

On July 31, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will address the National Urban League in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. at their annual conference.  So far in the early 2016 campaign for the White House, Clinton has been vocal and pointed on race.  Clinton has mentioned “white privilege,” racism in the justice system and other “hard truths” […]

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Black Unemployment Rate Falls to 9.5% in June from Double Digits in May

Black unemployment drops to 9.5%.  It was 10.4 percent in December 2014 and 10.2 percent in May of 2015 but now Black unemployment is at 9.5 percent for June, according to the Department of Labor. The overall jobless rate for June 2015 is 5.3%.  Though Black unemployment continues to remain double the overall employment rate, […]

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Macy’s severs ties to Donald Trump over anti-Mexican remarks

Macy’s department store became the latest business to disassociate itself from GOP presidential candidate and real estate mogul Donald Trump over his anti-Mexican comments. A few weeks ago in making his announcement as a candidate for the GOP nomination, Trump said, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that […]

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This is What it Sounds Like When the Koch Brothers Support Justice Reform

Think of the famous motto of the Black Caucus, “no permanent enemies only permanent interests,” as you think of the Koch Brothers supporting a criminal justice reform bill that rolls back over criminalization.  It shouldn’t be a shock at to anyone that the Libertarian leaning Koch Brothers support series justice reform.  But it is.  I […]

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5 Recent Black Church Arsons in SC, NC, GA, TN, FL

In the wake of the racist murders of nine members of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina on June 16,  there have been five arsons of Black churches in the South.  There is a long history in America regarding attacks on Black churches. 1. Knoxville, TN — June, 21 – College Hill Seventh Day […]


 
 

 
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One Year After Earthquake, Waters Notes Haiti’s Political Crisis

One year after the devastation suffered by the Caribbean nation of Haiti, a political crisis continues to linger on in the wake of contested Presidential elections.
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Preparations Underway for MLK Holiday, National Day of Service

The President and First Lady and others will participate in memorial events and community service projects on Monday, January 17th in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Jeneba Ghatt
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Does Allen West Want to Get Re-elected?

One of the more peculiar questions of 2011 as we head into the 112th Congress is: does Rep. Allen West (R-FL) want to get re-elected?
by Charles Ellison
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Working to Make Diversity a Cornerstone of the Comcast-NBCU Deal

This past summer, NCLR was part of a coalition of leading national Hispanic organizations which negotiated a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with Comcast and NBCU.
by Guest Contributor
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Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums Steps Down, Succeeded by Jean Quan

Former Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums left office late December 2010. His successor is Oakland and the nation’s first Asian American female, Jean Quan, who will lead a major U.S. city.
by Britton Loftin
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Black Mayors Support Continued Implementation of Affordable Care Act

The National Conference of Black Mayors supports the continuation of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and opposes H.R.2 which calls for the Act to be overturned.
by Guest Contributor
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Obama Receives Highest Approval Ratings in 10 Months

For the first time in several months, the President is waking to news that his job approval rating is on the upswing.
by Jeneba Ghatt
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In Georgia, Storm Response Receives Mixed Reviews

As parts of the Deep South continue to thaw from the winter storm that struck on Sunday and Monday, all eyes are on the government’s response to the crisis.
by Matt E. Stevens
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We Must Not Waver In Our Commitment To Haiti

Congressman Charlie Rangel remembers the tragedy of the Haitian earthquake and asks us all to help the Caribbean nation recover.
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The Politics of the African American Economy: Was it Ever Really About George Bush?

The December 2008 unemployment rate for blacks was 12.1% and climbed to 16.2% in December 2009. Last week in December 2010, the rate was 15.8%.
by Alton Drew
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Conservative Raleigh Area School Board Abolishes Desegregation Practices

The Wake County Public School System is in turmoil because of new policies set forth by its nine-member conservative board eliminating the district’s integration policy.
by Matt E. Stevens
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President’s Unscripted and Emotional Tuscon Moment

Before a packed crowd of 14,000, President Barack Obama set about the difficult task of healing in the wake of the recent mass shooting in Tuscon, Arizona.
by Charles Ellison
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Scott Sisters Free, Haley Barbour Attempts Atonement

Barbour is taking this "atonement-for-the-Presidency" business seriously. In addition to freeing the Scott sisters, he appointed an African American Chancery Court Judge.
by Britton Loftin
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Haitian Earthquake Remembered, Work Left to be Done

Today marks the one year anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti that claimed an estimated 250,000 lives.
by Jeneba Ghatt
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Katie Couric Thinks Muslim Cosby Show will Change Cultural Attitudes

In an effort to reduce anti-Muslim sentiment in America, Katie Couric recently suggested that we rely on the media to paint a more positive picture that people can relate to.
by Britton Loftin
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iPhone Heart Monitor Spells New Hope for Low Income, Underserved

Last week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) featured several mobile health and telemedicine technologies, including the iPhonECG, a portable heart monitoring device.
by Jeneba Ghatt
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Public Polling Will Shape Policy in Response to Arizona Shooting

While prognosticators and public officials struggle to provide political context on multiple meanings behind the shooting in Tuscon, Arizona, pollsters are beginning to take their first samples of American public opinion in the...
by Charles Ellison
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Republicans Seek Edge in Latino Outreach

There are clear signs that the growing Latino population in the United States is creating a seismic shift on the political landscape.
by Charles Ellison
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Former House Majority Leader Sentenced to Three-Year Prison Term

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, of Texas, was sentenced by State Senior Judge Pat Priest in Austin for a plot to redirect corporate campaign contributions to Texas legislative candidates.
by Matt E. Stevens
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Southeast Bears the Brunt of the Latest Winter Storm

A powerful winter storm began to attack the area on Sunday morning bringing warm Gulf moisture over a massive area of colder temperatures across the Deep South.
by Matt E. Stevens
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