Reparations Conference scheduled for New York

(BlackmansStreet.Today) – Growing outrage surrounding homicides of unarmed African-American men by police and the refusal by grand juries to indict the officers has sparked new

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Harriet Tubman historic park established

(Special from www.Black-mansStreet.Today) – Congress has voted to establish a national historic park for Harriet Tubman, a conductor on the Underground Railroad. The U.S. Senate

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Massachusetts Senator, Ed Brooke dies
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from Blackmans-Street.Today) – Former U.S. Sen. Edward W. Brooke, the first popularly elected African American to serve in the U.S. Senate since Reconstruction, died Saturday, ...
Civil Rights ‘cold cases’ drag on
(Special to the NNPA from The Florida Courier) – Juanita Evangeline Moore hates Christmas. It was on Christmas night 1951 when her father, Harry T. Moore, was murdered instantly when ...
Blacks gain most from Obamacare when Medicaid expanded
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As families prepare to choose health insurance coverage during the open enrollment period, a recent report by the Urban Institute shows that Blacks ...
Parade queen rides in Rose Bowl Parade 56 years after first being denied
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — The qualities that led Pasadena, Calif., city workers to choose Joan Williams as Miss Crown City and ...
Leading stories of 2014 reveal persistent issues in Black America
( – For decades, Black newspapers in cities across the country, have reported weekly stories of police brutality, unjustified shootings by police and police misconduct; including profiling in Black neighborhoods. ...
As NNPA prepares for 75th Anniversary: President of Black Press invisions it as ‘Main Stream’
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — Civil rights leader Benjamin Chavis, now president of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, says he envisions Black newspapers as becoming the “new mainstream” ...
Elected Black Republicans not expected to be a plus for the community
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Black Republicans made history during the midterm elections in November by winning in Texas, South Carolina and Texas, but political analysts ...
London Campaign Against Police and State Violence in solidarity with America
‘Black lives matter’ heard around the world
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network) — Across the world, people are taking different lessons from the nationwide uprising sparked by #BlackLivesMatter. Protests are capturing ...

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