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Black farmer fights to kill death tax

By Avis Thomas-Lester Contributing Writer (Urban News Service) – John Wesley Boyd, Jr., lives off the land raising cows and growing soybeans and corn on

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Ali’s stance on Vietnam War emboldened MLK to oppose conflict

By George E. Curry Editor-in-Chief, EmergeNewsOnline.com WASHINGTON — Muhammad Ali’s decision to risk going to jail by opposing the Vietnam War provided Dr. Martin Luther

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Senate Republican leader McConnell denies Voting Rights problems
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is praising the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision that ...
What Algorithmic Injustice looks like
By Julia Angwin, Jeff Larson, Surya Mattu and Lauren Kirchner ProPublica There’s software used across the country to predict future criminals. And it’s biased against Blacks. ON A SPRING AFTERNOON IN 2014, Brisha ...
The essence of the new Black History museum is the true American story
By Freddie Allen Contributing Writer (NNPA News Wire) – When the National Museum of African American History and Culture opens in September, Lonnie Bunch, the museum’s founding director said that ...
New voting laws block little fraud — but many elders, women, and minorities
By Paul Kleyman Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) – Much of the reporting about the voter-ID laws many states have passed in recent years has centered on how they often ...
Voter ID rules burden many older voters
AARP briefs and other sources have described a wide range of challenges that the new voter ID laws may pose for older people. For example:
America must renew its infrastructure or face decline
By Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. George Curry Media Columnist America is literally falling apart. In Flint, Mich., children were poisoned by the lead contamination of the water. In Washington, D.C., the ...
What’s happened to school desegregation?
By George E. Curry George Curry Media Columnist May 17 marked the 62nd anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision outlawing so-called separate but equal public schools. As ...
Building strong children today for a strong nation tomorrow
By Marian Wright Edelman George Curry Media Columnist Pediatricians aren’t usually day-to-day policy makers, but policy decisions affect the work they do every day as frontline caregivers for our nation’s children. ...

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