Category Archive: National

Aug 23

CBC Chairman Talks HBCUS, Impeachment And #ROOTOUTRACISM

  By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) During a conference call with reporters, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), pledged to revisit the debate around impeachment when Congress returns after Labor Day and announced a new campaign to #RootOutRacism in the White House. Richmond promised a “robust discussion” …

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Aug 15

THE NABJ SHOULD CONSIDER A NAME CHANGE

  By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Last week, I was scheduled to attend the annual convention of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) in New Orleans, but, after receiving a copy of the agenda with the list of speakers, I decided to cancel my trip. I think the NABJ should change its name …

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Aug 09

TRUMP “JOKES” ABOUT POLICE BRUTALITY, BUT COPS AREN’T LAUGHING

President Trump “Jokes” about Police Brutality in Long Island Speech By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) During a speech at Suffolk County Community College on Long Island, N.Y., President Donald Trump seemed to openly endorse police brutality. Mother Jones reported that it, “Turns out the audience was comprised of officers in a police department …

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Aug 02

DESPITE UNEQUAL TREATMENT, BLACK WOMEN WILL RISE

  By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Many women’s organizations commemorate Equal Pay Day, which this year was April 5. It meant that women, in general, would have had to work all of 2016, and until April 5, 2017, to earn the same amount of money that a White man earned in 2016. Few will …

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Jul 26

NAACP NAMES DERRICK JOHNSON AS INTERIM PRESIDENT

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) The NAACP has named Derrick Johnson, the vice chairman of their board of directors, the organization’s interim president. The unanimous decision was made by the executive committee of the board of directors during the Association’s 108th annual convention in Baltimore. The NAACP is the largest and oldest civil …

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Jul 12

Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Threaten Civil Rights

  Under Trump, Federal Agencies Scale Back Civil Rights Protections By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Decades of vigilant struggles, sacrifices and civil rights legislation enacted in the 1960s won federal promises to ensure that discrimination is illegal and would not be tolerated. Unfettered access to housing, voting rights, fair credit, public accommodations and more …

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Jul 05

WHITE HOUSE PROPOSES $9.2 BILLION CUT IN EDUCATION FUNDING

    By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) No one ever said that higher education wouldn’t cost money. Across the country, tuition is steadily rising and students are taking longer to pay off their student loans. Today, 44 million consumers share $1.4 trillion in borrowed student debt – more than double what it was in …

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