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Hate Thy Neighbor Colors Sessions’ Immigration Practices

By Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds and Rev. Dr. Keith Magee (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions has reached down into the garbage can of history to twist passages of Holy Scripture, once used by segregationists to perpetuate slavery, segregation, White nationalism and Jim Crow, to justify separating immigrant children from their parents, many of whom…

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NNPA, Chevrolet Launch 2018 “Discover the Unexpected” Journalism Fellowship in Detroit

By Daja E. Henry, Ila Wilborn and Natrawn Maxwell, #TeamAuthentic, NNPA DTU Journalism Fellowship Chevrolet and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) have teamed up once again for the “Discover the Unexpected” (DTU) Journalism Fellowship program. The fellowship, in its third year, gives students attending Historically, Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) the opportunity of a…

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Black Press, HBCUs Key to Energy Industry’s Outreach in the Black Community

By Freddie Allen, Editor-in-Chief, NNPA Newswire and BlackPressUSA.com As workers in the energy sector reach retirement age, the need to recruit, train and hire younger, more diverse talent will increase, dramatically. That’s why the American Petroleum Institute (API), “the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry,” according…

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Congressional Black Caucus Wants Marijuana Decriminalized

By Frederick H. Lowe Special from NorthStarNewsToday.com (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The Congressional Black Caucus has announced its support of decriminalization of marijuana, the centerpiece of the nation’s war on drugs that landed thousands of Black men and women in prison until states began legalizing it for recreational use when it was openly being used by Whites.…

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Lawsuit Filed to Block Obama Presidential Center in Chicago

Crusader Staff Report (The Chicago Crusader/NNPA Member) Days before the Chicago Plan Commission approved plans for the Obama Presidential Center, a federal lawsuit was filed to block the proposed $500 million facility that will be built in Jackson Park. The 500-acre park is located in Chicago’s predominately Black Woodlawn and South Shore neighborhoods, where former…

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Black Men Share Their Lessons from Fatherhood

By Kenae Damon (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Educator, author and speaker, Dr. Jawanza Kanjufu, says, “We encourage every man to be a responsible father. There has never been a time when we did not need our fathers.” As Father’s Day rolls around we reflect on the brothers, uncles, cousins, and friends who have become dads over the…

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Supreme Court Rules Ohio Voter Purges are Legal

By Frederick H. Lowe Special from NorthStarNewsToday.com (TriceEdneyWire.com) – In a 5-4 decision on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Ohio can resume its purge of infrequent voters from its rolls. The decision is expected to have a devastating effect on the state’s black voters and it could get even worse when the ruling…

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Legendary Detroit newspaper executive Robert G. McGruder wins NABJ Legacy Award

The National Association of Black Journalists has selected longtime Detroit Free Press executive editor Robert G. “Bob” McGruder as the recipient of the 2018 NABJ Legacy Award. Presented annually to a print, broadcast, digital or photojournalist of extraordinary accomplishment who has broken barriers and blazed trails, McGruder’s stellar career perfectly embodies the spirit of the…

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