Around The Nation

Starbucks and the Growing Climate of Racism and Intolerance

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s premier civil rights organization, issued the following statement following the disgraceful arrest of two African American men in a Philadelphia Starbucks. “The arrest of two Black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks represents another ominous signal of the increasingly dangerous environment for African Americans.…

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NNPA National Black Voter Registration Drive Begins In North Carolina

By Cash Michaels, NNPA Newswire Contributor DURHAM, N.C.—Ten member newspapers of the North Carolina Black Publishers Association (NCBPA) and Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jr., the president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) have agreed to mount a statewide campaign to maximize the African American vote for the 2018 midterm elections. The NNPA is…

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Gentrification Threats Against Housing and Health in the U.S. Capital is a Microcosm for the Nation

By Barrington M. Salmon (TriceEdneyWire.com) – By many measures, the revitalization of neighborhoods across Washington, D.C. has been a windfall for the city. Fueled by higher tax revenues and property values, the city is awash in construction cranes, new libraries, restaurants and retail, and more than 70 miles of bike lanes—all welcomed signs of gentrification…

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No Criminal Charges for Officers Involved in the Shooting Death of Alton Sterling: Everything We Know

By Michele McCalope, NNPA Member/The Drum BATON ROUGE—Following a 10-month investigation into the extrajudicial killing of Alton Sterling, Louisiana’s Attorney General Jeff Landry announced that his office would not pursue criminal charges against the officers involved. Sterling, a 37-year-old Black man, was shot six times by a White Baton Rouge police officer on July 5,…

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