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Black women challenge NFL on domestic violence

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Columnist WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As the National Football League continues to grapple with its policies on domestic violence and sexual assault,

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N.O. public schools accused of allegedly violating federal law

By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer As a parent, you do not have to provide your child’s social security number to enroll in public school.

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‘Youth of Color ’ voting still critical in competitive political races
By Khalil Abdullah Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) – Youth voter turnout in North Carolina, including a sizeable segment of ethnic voters, will play a critical role in determining whether ...
Black females lack leadership opportunities
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – While Black girls posses high levels of leadership qualities, they receive the least opportunity to fill these roles throughout their lives, a ...
How the Supreme Court could scuttle critical fair housing rule
By Jeff Larson and Nikole Hannah-Jones ProPublica (SPECIAL REPORT) — The U.S. Supreme Court has announced that it will take up a key enforcement tool used to address systemic discrimination ...
Censorship goes viral with the Internet
By Marjorie R. Esman Guest Columnist During the week of September 21–27, the ACLU of Louisiana joined organizations around the country to participate in Banned Books Week. The week is highlighted by ...
Department of Education opens civil rights investigation in Orleans system
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer The U.S. Department of Edu­cation is opening an investigation into a civil rights complaint filed in May by community groups concerned about allegedly discriminatory practices in ...
President Obama addressing those attending the Congressional Black Caucus Awards dinner in Washington, D.C. recently
Pres. Obama: Let’s finish the unfinished work
By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Though the U.S. has made tremendous progress since the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, there is plenty of ...
Emerging leaders discuss pressing issues in Black America
By James Wright Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — The facilitators of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Emerging Leaders program decided not to ...
Strip mines, pollution and de-foresting linked to Ebola’s deadly spread
(Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News) – Pits in the ground from mining, forests stripped of trees and water poisoned by toxic materials are among the ...

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