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Report finds ‘staggering inequality’ of incomes once decried by MLK

(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Infor­mation Network) — Income inequality, one of the issues that so troubled the Rev. Martin Luther

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MLK Day becomes Robert E. Lee Day in three Deep South states

As millions in the U.S. and global community gathered last week to honor the legacy, sacrifices and accomplishments of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King

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Chavis: Civil Rights Movement needed more now than five decades ago
By Nathan Hardin Contributing Writer PEMBROKE (Special to the NNPA from The Fayetteville Observer) – Civil rights leader Benjamin Chavis kicked off a week-long Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in Pembroke ...
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‘The ‘Roland Martin Show’ debuts in 20 U.S. markets
Award-winning journalist and “News One Now” host Roland Martin announced last week the formation of a new partnership between his media company, Nu Vision Media, and the Empowerment Radio Network ...
Medtronic merger demonstrates need for U.S. infrastructure investment
By Al McFarlane Contributing Writer MINNEAPOLIS (Special to the NNPA from Insight News) – Rainbow PUSH Coalition (RPC) members accompanied by the head of Minneapolis Branch NAACP recently participated in shareholder consideration ...
Valerie Wilson, the director of the Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy (PREE) at Economic Policy Institute. Photo by Freddie Allen/NNPA
Black unemployment rate headed for single digits
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – After three consecutive months of the economy adding more than 25,000 jobs, the Black unemployment rate could dip below 10 percent by mid-2015 ...
Economic power in the fight for justice beyond the holidays
(NNPA) – No more business as usual! Excess spending and frivolity is historically associated with the U.S. holiday season but this year marks a change in direction and focus from consumerism ...
Reparations Conference scheduled for New York
(BlackmansStreet.Today) – Growing outrage surrounding homicides of unarmed African-American men by police and the refusal by grand juries to indict the officers has sparked new interest about the reparations movement ...
Harriet Tubman historic park established
(Special from www.Black-mansStreet.Today) – Congress has voted to establish a national historic park for Harriet Tubman, a conductor on the Underground Railroad. The U.S. Senate voted in December to establish ...
Massachusetts Senator, Ed Brooke dies
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from Blackmans-Street.Today) – Former U.S. Sen. Edward W. Brooke, the first popularly elected African American to serve in the U.S. Senate since Reconstruction, died Saturday, ...

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