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FBI asked to investigate hanging death of a Muslim man

By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – The Council On American-Islamic Relations in Seattle has asked the FBI to investigate the

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U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite resigns

By David T. Baker Associate Editor Kenneth A. Polite, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, submitted his resignation last Friday to President

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Dr. Ben Carson sworn-in as Trump’s only Black Cabinet pick
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — The swearing-in of all the primary members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet is just about complete. Most of Trump’s cabinet — from Treasury ...
Andrew Young talks about King’s legacy, Trump’s White House
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — It’s forever a burning question, particularly as many African Americans soul search, reminisce and speculate during Black History Month.
How the Trump Administration may be skirting its own ethics rules
By Justin Elliott ProPublica The Trump administration appears to be either ignoring or exempting top staffers from its own watered-down ethics rules.
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The descendants of Dred Scott and Chief Justice Roger B. Taney meet
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — Pete Taney knew this day would come. “I’ve been looking over my shoulders all of my life, so this is no surprise,” said ...
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Homegrown terrorist numbers rise after Trump takes office
With President Donald Trump and his entire administration focused squarely on preventing anti-U.S. terrorist attacks by banning Muslim immigrants and visitors from seven Middle Eastern countries, the number of white ...
Trump’s conciliatory speech to Congress was full of ‘empty promises’ for Blacks
By Jane Kennedy Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) — In his first address before a joint session of Congress, President Donald J. Trump on Tuesday struck a starkly different tone from more recent speeches. ...
Study documents how strict voter ID laws suppress voting by people of color
By Rebekah Barber Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — The courts have found that voter ID laws intentionally discriminate against voters of color. Now newly published research offers details about the ...
Judge tosses defamation suit against Bill Cosby
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — Last month, a federal judge in Massachusetts struck down a defamation suit against Bill Cosby in a ruling that the legendary ...

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