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Black military leaders uphold a proud tradition of service

By Merdies Hayes Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from Our Weekly) – As the nation pauses this Veteran’s Day to honor past and present

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Election confirms difficulties with new voting limits

By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro Ameri­can Newspaper) — Thousands of voters from across the nation

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Another year, another United Nations vote to end America’s blockade against Cuba
By Saeed Shabazz Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Final Call) – A majority of the 193-member UN General Assembly voted to demand an end to the U.S.-led Cuba blockade ...
IG report slams NOPD’s handling of sexual assault cases
A report released on November 12 by New Orleans Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux painted an unflattering picture of the department's Special Victims Section detectives' handling of sexual assault cases over ...
N.O. ponders vote on OPBS property tax
By Marta Jewson The Lens Next month, New Orleans voters will decide whether to extend an expiring property tax that finances repairs to public school buildings, but the measure is facing resistance ...
Council focuses on NOPD staffing and pay raises
With a dwindling police force and the Louisiana state troopers preparing to end their four-month stay in New Orleans, NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison went before the City Council on Oct. ...
Housing discrimination continues in Orleans Parish, says report
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Housing discrimination, suggests a new report, remains a flagrant issue in Orleans Parish even as federal officials attempt to beef up enforcement of the Fair Housing Act ...
Budget cuts may imperil Blacks from checking out public libraries
By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Between the rise of digital media, changing social landscapes, and decreased funding, the nation’s 8,956 public library systems are at a crisis stage. And ...
Contras and drugs, three decades later
By Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Final Call) – In late 1986, Washington was rocked by revelations that the Ronald Reagan administration had illegally aided a stateless ...
For many, voting rights remain at risk
By D. Kevin McNeir Contributing Writer (Special from The Washington Informer and New America Media) – When the founding fathers gathered in Philadelphia to form a new country called the United States, ...

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