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Black Lives Matter wins an international award for its work

(Special from NorthStar-News Today) — The Sydney Peace Foundation, an initiative of the University of Sydney in Australia and the City of Sydney, has awarded

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Anti-voter laws worse than Russian meddling

By Mary Claire Blakeman Contributing Writer (New America Media) — Although alleged Kremlin connections may ultimately sink Trump’s Presidency, the Rev. William Barber, II, contends

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From left to right, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia and Bill  Cassidy of Louisiana are among the U.S. senators considered crucial to blocking efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Meet the Southern senators critical to blocking Obamacare’s repeal
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — Before leaving town for the July 4 recess, the GOP-controlled U.S. Senate is expected to vote on a bill to repeal the ...
Trump Administration quietly rolling back Civil Rights efforts
By Jessica Huseman and Annie Waldman ProPublica For decades, the Department of Justice has used court-enforced agreements to protect civil rights, successfully desegregating school systems, reforming police departments, ensuring access for the ...
Devri Velázquez, Rocio Mora and Ada Rojas discuss the Afro-Latina Experience at the recently held event RisasRizos
Afro-Latinas take to the road to talk hair care and heritage
[caption id="attachment_25674" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Devri Velázquez, Rocio Mora and Ada Rojas discuss the Afro-Latina Experience at the recently held event RisasRizos. | Photo by Prinsey Walker[/caption] By Prinsey Walker Contributing Writer Ada Rojas ...
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Deacon John: 60 years of music
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer New Orleans legendary guitarist and vocalist Deacon John celebrates his 60th year in the music business at Tipitina’s, Saturday, June 17, 2017. The club, now boasting 40 ...
Life without music
By Edmund W. Lewis The Louisiana Weekly Editor It’s Black Music Month, y’all, and I couldn’t be happier. It’s like Christmas without the shameless materialism, ...
Ruben Studdard digs deep for soulful Sam Cooke classic
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) – If anyone’s been asking whatever happened to Ruben Studdard, they probably haven’t been paying too much attention. ...
Back to the future: Civil Rights, Wade Henderson, and the next generation
By Marc H. Morial President/CEO, The National Urban League As he prepared to step down as President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human ...
Blacks more prone to colon cancers that arise between colonoscopies
By Robert Preidt Contributing Writer (Special from HealthDay News and NorthStarNews Today) — Colon cancer guidelines now recommend a colonoscopy every 10 years, beginning at age 50 for people at average risk ...

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