Advocates hope Obama’s clemencies will pave way for others

By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Prisoners’ advocate groups hope President Barack Obama’s decision to grant clemency to nearly two dozen, non-violent

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Supreme Court to decide pollution standards for Black communities

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As fossil fuel companies and environmental groups fight over the future of American energy, people of

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Dixie Justice: The roots and legacy of the South’s incarceration boom
By Chris Kromm Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — It’s not news that the United States is the incarceration capital of the world: The 2.4 million people behind bars in the ...
Women activists to McConnell: Don’t make Loretta Lynch a ‘sacrificial lamb’
By Joyce Jones Contributing Writer ( - Civil rights leaders and activists have in the past two weeks conducted a flurry of conference calls to vent their growing frustration and anger over ...
UN Women dump Uber following outcry from unions, women’s groups
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer ( — The United Nations has pulled out of a partnership with mobile-app-based taxi company Uber, which would have created one million driving jobs for women ...
Obama grants clemency to 22 prisoners but has denied thousands
By Annie Waldman ProPublica President Obama commuted the sentences of 22 people on Tuesday, doubling the number of commutations he has granted during his administration in just one day. The decision follows ...
St. Louis protestors condemn white minority rule, modern apartheid
FERGUSON, Mo. (Special to the NNPA from The Final Call) – White minority rule in South Africa in 1960 resulted in Black youth getting gunned down by police officers while ...
Rep. Waters tells Black Press, ‘You have a lot more leverage’ than you’re using
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( - U. S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), noting that Black businesses are economically “at a critical crossroads”, has invited Black-owned newspapers to work with ...
Black with Ivy league degree equals less able to get job
By Nisa Islam Muhammad Contributing Writer WASHINGTON (Special to the NNPA from The Final Call) — In the world of academia and employment, a degree from an Ivy League school like Harvard, ...
Republican budget would shred safety net
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Republican House budget will shred the social safety net designed to protect the most vulnerable citizens, severely cutting programs ranging from ...

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