Report: Voting-rights discrimination alive and well nationwide

By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) — Forty-nine years after the signing of the Voting Rights Act and

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Report: Drillers are illegally using diesel fuel to frack

By Naveena Sadasivam ProPublica A new report charges that several oil and gas companies have been illegally using diesel fuel in their hydraulic fracturing operations,

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African Americans are a ‘Fourth-Quarter People’
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — The winner of the U. S. Minority Business Development Agency’s (MBDA) Lifetime Achievement Award says the economic fate of America’s Black community “hangs in ...
When England abolished slavery, slaveholders received the equivalent of $200B in reparations
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from The NorthStar News & Analysis) – August 1 passed quietly, but it shouldn’t have because it is an important day in the history ...
Black lawyers look back, forward at justice
By Ron Harris Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Atlanta Voice) — It was a seven days of recalling the legal struggle for civil rights and calling for more ...
Woes continue for NOPD and New Orleans city officials
With the NOPD under a federally mandated consent decree and the City of New Orleans struggling to replace officers who have left the embattled department, things haven’t gotten easier for ...
President Barack Obama last year with President Jacob Zuma of South Africa. Leaders of 45 African countries will meet in Washington, D.C., beginning August 4.
Pres. Obama seeks to grow Africa trade with leaders summit
By Burney Simpson Contributing Writer WASHINGTON (The North­Star News & Analysis) — Hundreds of African government and business leaders will convene in the nation’s capital this week for the first-ever U.S.-Africa ...
Stereotyped mascots affecting Native American youth
By Roberto Alejandro Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) — A recent report prepared by The Center for American Progress found stereotypical team mascots have a harmful effect ...
Drug offenders receive retroactive sentence reductions
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — In a major move last week, the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted unanimously to moderate federal sentencing guidelines for drug offenses, and apply ...
Black men show little signs of progress in 40 years
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Black men are no better off than they were more than 40 years ago, due to mass incarceration and job losses suffered during ...

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