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Scott murder indicative of ‘culture of abuse’

By Barney Blakeney Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Charleston Chronicle) — North Charleston Branch NAACP President Ed Bryant said Thursday the April

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Putting the face of Rosa Parks on the $20 bill is becoming increasingly popular.

Internet voters want either Rosa Parks or Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill

(Special from NorthStar News Today) — Two iconic Black women, Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman, are among four finalists who are in line as possible

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Black businesses help reduce Black youth crime
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – One of the most powerful agents in curtailing Black youth crime in major cities is the presence of Black business owners, according to Karen Parker, professor of ...
Andrew Young, Jr., former ambassador, civil rights activist, and mayor of Atlanta, spoke to the members of Sacramento’s IndiviZible on March 25 in Oak Park. Young was a close associate of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Observer Photo by Robert Maryland)
Andrew Young shares his thoughts and Civil Rights experiences
OAK PARK — Civil rights icon Andrew Jackson Young Jr. has experienced and accomplished many, many things in his lifetime. While he was a close confidant of Dr. Martin Luther ...
Advocates hope Obama’s clemencies will pave way for others
By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Prisoners’ advocate groups hope President Barack Obama’s decision to grant clemency to nearly two dozen, non-violent drug offenders is just the beginning of ...
Supreme Court to decide pollution standards for Black communities
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As fossil fuel companies and environmental groups fight over the future of American energy, people of color suffer the casualties. The latest battle ...
Dixie Justice: The roots and legacy of the South’s incarceration boom
By Chris Kromm Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — It’s not news that the United States is the incarceration capital of the world: The 2.4 million people behind bars in the ...
Women activists to McConnell: Don’t make Loretta Lynch a ‘sacrificial lamb’
By Joyce Jones Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) - Civil rights leaders and activists have in the past two weeks conducted a flurry of conference calls to vent their growing frustration and anger over ...
UN Women dump Uber following outcry from unions, women’s groups
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) — The United Nations has pulled out of a partnership with mobile-app-based taxi company Uber, which would have created one million driving jobs for women ...
Obama grants clemency to 22 prisoners but has denied thousands
By Annie Waldman ProPublica President Obama commuted the sentences of 22 people on Tuesday, doubling the number of commutations he has granted during his administration in just one day. The decision follows ...

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