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More than 100 federal agencies fail to report hate crimes to the FBI’s national database

By A.C. Thompson and Ken Schwencke ProPublica In violation of a longstanding legal mandate, scores of federal law enforcement agencies are failing to submit statistics

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$3 million settlement paid in cop killing of Philando Castile

By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — The city of St. Anthony, Minn., has agreed to pay nearly $3 million to

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Democratic Senators condemn Betsy DeVos’ record on Civil Rights
By Annie Waldman ProPublica In a letter sent on June 27, more than 30 Democratic senators rebuked Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for scaling back civil rights enforcement at the Department of Education.
Report: Black women work hard but earn less than most Americans
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles on “The Status of Black Women in the United States” recent study. Black women are swimming upstream, ...
NRA is blasted for its silence concerning the Philando Castile verdict
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — Late-night talk-show host Trevor Noah lashed out at the National Rifle Association for its deafening silence regarding the acquittal of a ...
The 2017 NNPA “Discover The Unexpected Journalism Fellows (from left-right): Noni Marshall, Alexa Spencer, Darrell Williams, Tiana Hunt, Ayron Lewallen, Taylor Burris, Jordan Fisher and Kelsey Jones. (Photo courtesy of Freddie Allen/NNPA)
NNPA, Chevrolet join forces to provide opportunity to students
[caption id="attachment_25813" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The 2017 NNPA “Discover The Unexpected Journalism Fellows (from left-right): Noni Marshall, Alexa Spencer, Darrell Williams, Tiana Hunt, Ayron Lewallen, Taylor Burris, Jordan Fisher and Kelsey ...
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Black Lives Matter wins an international award for its work
(Special from NorthStar-News Today) — The Sydney Peace Foundation, an initiative of the University of Sydney in Australia and the City of Sydney, has awarded its 2017 peace prize to ...
Anti-voter laws worse than Russian meddling
By Mary Claire Blakeman Contributing Writer (New America Media) — Although alleged Kremlin connections may ultimately sink Trump’s Presidency, the Rev. William Barber, II, contends that homegrown voter suppression poses a greater ...
From left to right, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia and Bill  Cassidy of Louisiana are among the U.S. senators considered crucial to blocking efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Meet the Southern senators critical to blocking Obamacare’s repeal
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — Before leaving town for the July 4 recess, the GOP-controlled U.S. Senate is expected to vote on a bill to repeal the ...
Trump Administration quietly rolling back Civil Rights efforts
By Jessica Huseman and Annie Waldman ProPublica For decades, the Department of Justice has used court-enforced agreements to protect civil rights, successfully desegregating school systems, reforming police departments, ensuring access for the ...

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