The Senate voted 55-43 to confirm Robert Wilkins to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in early January. That gives Democratic appointees a 7-4 majority on the politically influential bench. The D.C. Circuit, second in clout only to the Supreme Court, hears appeals of White House actions and federal rules and regulations.

‘Disrespected’ Obama appointed the most Black judges

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Despite the unprecedented levels of obstruction from Republicans in the Senate, President Obama has managed to

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Young, Black and afraid of ‘The System’

By Corey Arvin Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from Black Voice News) – Contrary to popular belief, today’s young African Americans are not more

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State police investigate in-custody death
Victim, 22, fatally shot while in handcuffs State police are investigating the death of a 22-year-old New Iberia, La. man who local police sat shot and killed himself while handcuffed in ...
Black and Brown inmates herded into private prisons
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Although private schools are often lauded for providing a better education to students, the same can’t be said of private prisons, which ...
The April 15, 1968 issue of the United Farm Workers' newspaper, dedicated to the memory of Dr. King, was an homage to the overlapping chronicles of Latino and African-American freedom struggles.
ReVisioning Black History Month: Linking African-American and Latino histories
By Paul Ortiz Beacon Broadside (Special from Facing South) – Black History Month is more important than ever. To understand how this nation traveled from colonialism to independence, slavery to freedom, and ...
GOP Obamacare fix would harm, not help, says non-partisan budget analysis
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the AFRO) – A Republican-sponsored “fix” for Obamacare would do more harm than good, an analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office ...
Gun violence aimed at Black males triggers concern
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Several new studies confirm what most people have suspected all along: No group is harmed more by gun violence than young Black ...
President Obama outlines plan to uplift Black and Latino boys. (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen).
Obama’s ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative : Has he come full circle?
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( – President Barack Obama appears to be finally making good on a long-standing promise that he made to Black leaders the evening before his first ...
Small business owner optimism hits highest level in five years
(Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer) – Small-business owners are the most optimistic they have been in five years, according to the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business In­dex, ...
Suffering in silence…
Suffering in silence… The stigma associated with mental illness, mistrust of the healthcare system, and fear of ‘putting my business in the street’ are some of the factors preventing Black Americans ...

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