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Vietnam Vet Fighting for the Rights of Black Soldiers

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Vietnam War veteran Ari Merretazon is spending another Veteran’s Day fighting for fellow soldiers in Philadelphia. A court is expected to hear soon more arguments in a case Merretazon has brought against the city. Philadelphia officials have failed to follow a 1955 provision in the city charter…

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‘Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools’

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Black girls who have been subject to punitive school policies and practices are at an increased risk of coming into contact with the juvenile and criminal courts and leaving school altogether, ultimately impeding their ability to achieve future success and lead successful and healthy lives, according to…

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85 Percent of Blacks Want Trump Impeached

By Richard Prince Special from Journal-isms (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Eighty-five percent of African-Americans say President Trump should be impeached, the highest of any ethnic group, according to the latest NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll. Fifty-seven percent of Hispanics feel the same way, the poll shows. However, only 41 percent of Whites do, according to the survey,…

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What’s at Stake in Byron Allen’s Supreme Court Showdown with Comcast?

By Maurita Coley (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Later this month, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a suit between Comcast and Byron Allen, a prominent African-American programming executive.  What began as a fairly routine television carriage dispute has turned into a risky gambit that may give the Court’s conservative majority an opportunity to roll back fundamental civil rights protections. The lawsuit arose out of…

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Journalists Blast Facebook’s Zuckerberg for ‘Free Expression’ Speech

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Approximately 7,200 jobs in the news industry were lost in the past year. Journalism in America is facing an existential threat from the monopolistic control of tech giants like Google, Facebook, and Apple. A growing group of publishers, news gatherers, journalists, photographers, and other professionals, the…

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Shop Black Week Launches To Boost Sales Of Black Businesses

When it comes to the financial health of businesses, black is beautiful for the economic well-being of an establishment. Now that idea has generated a campaign in hopes of boosting more green backs toward Black companies. Shop Black Week (SBW) encourages all consumers across the country to conduct business with at least one African American-owned…

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Academy Securities Announces Sponsorship of The Naval Academy’s First Annual Black Female Network Breakfast

Academy Securities, a registered broker-dealer, certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE), and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), sponsored the First Annual Black Female Network Breakfast at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, on October 26, 2019. The Firm is honored to support this group of Naval Academy alumni in their initiatives to provide pathways…

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National Museum of African American Music Assembles All-Star Band of Creative Agencies to Launch Grand Opening

When the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) officially opens its doors in the summer of 2020, it will be a first-of-its-kind cultural institution that celebrates the tradition of the people behind Black music and the music’s significant impact on the soundtrack of American society. Located in the heart of Downtown Nashville, Tennessee, the museum will…

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