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1963: The Civil Rights Movement’s watershed year

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Fifty years ago this month, two of the chief characteristics of the modern Civil Rights Movement were dramatically, tragically

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Settlement reached in St. Bernard housing case

By April Siese Contributing Writer After lengthy legal battles, a settlement has finally been reached in a discriminatory housing controversy that has halted development in

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An important date to remember
By A. Peter Bailey Columnist April 4 was the 45th Anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. It always puzzles me why so many of those who so vocally ...
Students rally in protest of policies that criminalize youth of color
On Monday, March 4, youth of color from across the country held a rally on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol followed by a march to the White House to ...
Jesuit commemorates 50th anniversary of integration
By Philip Stelly Contributing Writer Editor's Note: In the original print version of this story, the date of integration for New Orleans public schools was incorrectly stated as 1961. We have corrected ...
Supreme Court hears arguments on Voting Rights Act
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer On Wednesday February 27, the United States Supreme Court began hearing the case of Shelby County v. Holder, a lawsuit claiming that Section 5 of the ...
Turning the clock back on Voting Rights
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Shelby County, Ala. is suing the Justice Department because they think that Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (and its reauthorization in 1982 and ...
President Obama deserves our vote
By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist In just a few days, millions of Americans will vote in the November 6 national elections. In those states where there is early voting, ...
A Black Chief Justice for Louisiana
By Marc Morial President/CEO, National Urban League “After strongly resisting the notion for months, the Louisiana Supreme Court declared Tuesday that Justice Bernette Johnson will be the ...
Virginia’s Kemba Smith wins battle for voting rights
By Joey Matthews Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Richmond Free Press) -- Kemba Smith Pradia tried to fight back the tears. “I found out ...

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