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Denise Rolark Barnes, New NNPA Chair: Black Press Critical to America & The World

Whether the focus is income inequality, unemployment and educational disparities, one-dimensional portrayals of minorities on film and television, or the over-policing and criminalization of Black bodies, the crises facing Black America are not new. But in 2015, as mainstream media increasingly covers the disparities our communities face, the role of the Black Press is more […]

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Gifts From LaDavia: Hillary Clinton Mows Down Jeb at the Urban League

Why couldn’t Jeb Bush say the words “racism” or “discrimination” at one of the blackest conventions of the year — the National Urban League’s National Convention? As to be all too careful to tip-toe through the tulips of not pissing off bigots — Jeb just couldn’t bring himself to do it.  What voting block he’s […]

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On Dems Who Say They’re Against Mandatory Minimums But Keep Voting For Them

So what have we long known — based on studied facts and data — about mandatory minimums?  That they are, 1. Racially applied, 2. Waste tax money, 3. Drive over-incarceration.  These facts are well established.  And now we’ve got the Koch Brothers and the NAACP agreeing to justice reforms.  But for too many Democratic lawmakers, […]

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Trump: deport all 11 million undocumented immigrants

On Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump offered some specifics about what his immigration policy would be after launching his presidential candidacy last month insisting that many undocumented Mexican immigrants were “rapists.” Trump told CNN that he would deport all of the approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the U.S. and that he […]

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Mollohan, Murtha, Lewis, Young, Weldon, Dicks, Kanjorski… Fattah Indicted

Let’s take a look at who the Department of Justice has recently investigated for reasons similar to the allegations alleged in the indictment of Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA). Rep. Allan Mollohan (D-WV) was investigated by DoJ for four years. In 2010, the case was dropped. Rep. Jack Murtha (D-PA) was investigated for corruption. He died […]


 
 

 
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Grants for Homeless Housing and Job Training Awarded in Metro Atlanta

Rep. Hank Johnson has secured $2.2 million in grants to provide permanent and transitional housing, target mental health, substance abuse, child care, job training, and general health services.
by Matt E. Stevens
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State of the Union: Expectations and Opportunities

This could be the President’s opportunity to introduce a forceful, yet pragmatic and workable philosophy on empathetic governance in the new century.
by Charles Ellison
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Stearns Advocates Digital Equality at MMTC Summit

Congressman Cliff Stearns attended the Minority Media & Telecommunications Council's Second Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit this past week in Washington, D.C.
by Kristal High
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Emanuel Denied Mayoral Bid, Could Boost Moseley-Braun

The Illinois State Court of Appeals ruled this week that Rahm Emanuel, Barack Obama's former chief of staff is ineligible to remain on Chicago's election ballot.
by Charles Ellison
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Federal Reserve Implements New Diversity Measures

The Board of Governors for the Federal Reserve Bank recently announced new efforts to ramp up its diversity initiatives.
by Alton Drew
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Is it Really That Bad for Senate Democrats in 2012?

The left side of the aisle is now faced with the prospect of dim hopes in 2012 as a sudden spit of retirements puts the Senate in serious play next cycle.
by Charles Ellison
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Cleveland Mayor Appoints Interim Schools Chief

Mayor Frank Jackson recently appointed Peter E. Raskind, 54, as the interim CEO of the Cleveland Municipal School District.
by Matt E. Stevens
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Compelling Chain of Events, Comments and Controversy Surrounding King Holiday

In the wake of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, there is a noticeable series of events which bring into question the national attitude surrounding an observance that is celebrated as a moment for the country to reflect on ...
by Charles Ellison
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Digital Access is a Civil Rights Issue For Minorities

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski says closing the digital gap is one of the most important civil rights issues of our time.
by Guest Contributor
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Tucson Mayor Offers “Civility Accord” at U.S. Conference of Mayors

Tucson mayor Robert Walkup introduced the “Civility Accord” at the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington D.C. on Wednesday.
by Matt E. Stevens
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MLK & MBE: Minority Entrepreneurship After the Civil Rights Movement

The message of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream Speech” still echoes throughout slums and suburbs, ghettos and gated-communities, challenging inequality.
by Guest Contributor
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MMTC Broadband and Social Justice Forum Underway

Day one of MMTC's broadband summit set the tone for further discussions about broadband empowerment and digital equal opportunity.
by Guest Contributor
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Healthcare Repeal Could Be Particularly Detrimental to Blacks

With the House having voted to repeal the American Care Act, African Americans are among those with the most to lose.
by Jeneba Ghatt
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MLK Day: Two Governors Faltered in Trying to Get it Right

After shouldering civil rights and ultimately laying down his life, respect is rightfully owed to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
by Britton Loftin
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Rush Named Ranking Member on Energy and Power Subcommittee

Congressman Bobby Rush (D-IL) was selected to be the Ranking Member of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee's Energy and Power subcommittee.
by Jeneba Ghatt
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Hip-Hop Record Label Spotlights Haitian Cause With Charity Album

Slip-N-Slide Records, a popular Miami-based rap music label, will soon offer “Care for Haiti,” an entire charity album dedicated to Haitian-related causes.
by Matt E. Stevens
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GOP Healthcare Reform Repeal First Step in Larger Effort

Democrats found themselves on the defensive this week as House Republicans managed to pull off a dramatic legislative repudiation of the Affordable Care Act.
by Charles Ellison
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Delaying Comcast Merger Would Not Have Benefited Minorities

Given the potential vending opportunities that may flow from this deal, opposing the joint venture may not really be in the minority community’s best commercial interest.
by Alton Drew
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Hu Jintao Visit Easing Tensions … for Now

The White House is pulling out all stops this week to make the most positive impression on its tense relationship with China as Chinese President Hu Jintao visited the United States.
by Charles Ellison
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After RNC, Where Does Steele Go from Here?

Among the many questions over the central committee’s fate is: what happens to Steele? Where does he go from here?
by Charles Ellison
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