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NAACP former president is saddened but not bitter after refusal to renew his contract

By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) — NAACP President Cornell William Brooks says he is saddened and disappointed by the board’s decision to not

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House votes to limit powers of first Black Librarian of Congress

By Lauren Victoria Burke Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) – In a vote of 378 to 48, the House passed legislation to take power away from

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Ebony is moving to Los Angeles
By Erick Johnson Contributing Writer (Chicago Crusader) — Los Angeles has lured another Black icon away from the Windy City.
Civic leader starts initiative to turn protesters into policymakers
By Meghan Holmes Contributing Writer Last month, more than two hundred area high school and college students gathered at the University of New Orleans as part of the Isaiah Institute’s Student Civic ...
Under Director Comey, FBI special agents were required to visit Dr. King’s Memorial
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — Former FBI Director James Comey, who was hired by President Barack Obama and fired by President Donald Trump, ordered the FBI’s ...
Thurgood Marshall’s widow keeps his legacy alive
By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Contributor Cecilia Marshall never imagined that the battle for equal rights in schools and elsewhere would still be as vital today as it was six ...
Bill to celebrate 400 years of Black history passes U.S. House
By Lauren Victoria Burke Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) – In a rare display of bipartisanship in Congress, the United States House of Representatives voted to establish a commission to examine 400 ...
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The Color of Law, a forgotten history of how our government segregated America
(Special from NorthStarNews Today) — In The Color of Law (published by Liveright in May 2017), Richard Rothstein argues with exacting precision and fascinating insight how segregation in America—the incessant ...
Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, the International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., gives remarks on Capitol Hill during a press conference about the recent suspected hate crime at American University in Washington, D.C.
AKA president, lawmakers condemn racist act at American University
By Lauren Victoria Burke Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — A day after Taylor Dumpson, who is an African-American woman, was elected to be student body president at American University, nooses and bananas ...
‘State of Black America’: Washington power shift brings ‘dire risk’ to economic, social progress
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Now more than 100 days since the inauguration of President Donald Trump and a Republican-dominated Congress, the “shift of power and priorities in ...

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