Welfare reform garnered a bad name for Black women

By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) — On Aug. 22, 1996, then-U.S. President Bill Clinton signed the Personal

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Impact of Roe v. Wade on Black community an ongoing debate

By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) – In 1967, Dr. Dorothy Lavinia Brown, the first African-American woman surgeon

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Counting the victims of police violence
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — As Eric Holder is ending his tenure as U.S. Attorney General, he said, “The troubling reality is that we lack the ability right ...
Report states Blacks at bottom of equality index
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — Amidst continued struggles to maintain voting rights, protests to end shootings of unarmed Black males by police and a constant press to lower ...
Nine HBCU students challenge Tennessee’s voter-ID law
More than two years after voting-rights activists launched a nationwide effort to address efforts to undermine the Voting Rights Act, a new movement is under way to protect the voting ...
Growing diversity at Apple a sweet bite for minorities
By Rosemary Eng Contributing Writer CUPERTINO, CA (Special from NorthStar News Today) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson, who has made the rounds in Silicon Valley, smacking high-tech companies on the head for ...
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Little League champ launches sneaker line to inspire, empower girls
Already famous for being athletically gifted, charismatic and socially conscious, Little League champ Mo’Ne Davis is again making headlines with the announcement of her collaboration with “social enterprise” company M4DE ...
Belmar can’t say if shooter was associated with protest
By Chris King Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American) – In a question-and-answer session with media at St. Louis County Police headquarters on Friday, March 13, St. ...
American Samoans demand right to vote
By Michael Lozano Contributing Writer LONG BEACH, Calif. (Special from New America Media) – Monroe Tuia is an American Samoan living in Long Beach. The 52-year-old served in the U.S. Army in ...
Striking refinery workers reach a tentative deal with Shell
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer The United Steelworkers Thursday reached a possible four-year pact with Shell Oil in the sixth week of a strike that had spread to 12 refineries and three ...

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