Black voters still focused on ‘bread and butter’ issues

( – Despite outrage over killings by police, concern about Ebola, and U.S. troops now fighting ISIS in the Middle East, it appears that so-called

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The South needs to build an ‘infrastructure of opportunity’ for its youth

By Alyson Zandt Contributing Writer (Special from MDC and Facing South) – A young person born at the bottom of the income ladder in the

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Ferguson October in full swing as thousands March for Justice
By Kenya Vaughn Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from The St. Louis American) - “People have been saying that this generation is dead and useless – and that ...
Black women challenge NFL on domestic violence
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Columnist WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As the National Football League continues to grapple with its policies on domestic violence and sexual assault, Black women have stepped forward to ...
N.O. public schools accused of allegedly violating federal law
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer As a parent, you do not have to provide your child’s social security number to enroll in public school. However, a recent survey by the Southern Poverty ...
‘Youth of Color ’ voting still critical in competitive political races
By Khalil Abdullah Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) – Youth voter turnout in North Carolina, including a sizeable segment of ethnic voters, will play a critical role in determining whether ...
Black females lack leadership opportunities
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – While Black girls posses high levels of leadership qualities, they receive the least opportunity to fill these roles throughout their lives, a ...
How the Supreme Court could scuttle critical fair housing rule
By Jeff Larson and Nikole Hannah-Jones ProPublica (SPECIAL REPORT) — The U.S. Supreme Court has announced that it will take up a key enforcement tool used to address systemic discrimination ...
Censorship goes viral with the Internet
By Marjorie R. Esman Guest Columnist During the week of September 21–27, the ACLU of Louisiana joined organizations around the country to participate in Banned Books Week. The week is highlighted by ...
Department of Education opens civil rights investigation in Orleans system
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer The U.S. Department of Edu­cation is opening an investigation into a civil rights complaint filed in May by community groups concerned about allegedly discriminatory practices in ...

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