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Blacks Make up Majority of Inmates in Mississippi’s Debtors Prison

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Mississippi – a state described as having been suffocated by its history of racial prejudice – appears to be the only state where people are jailed while they work to pay off court-ordered debts. An investigation led by The Marshall Project and the nonprofit Mississippi Today discovered that hundreds of…

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Venyke Harley Named New Director of Human Relations & Organizational Development for SCSU 1890 Program

The SC State University 1890 Research & Extension Program welcomed Venyke Harley as the program’s new director of human relations and organizational development. Harley assumed the role Jan. 6, and is the first to hold this newly added position. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve along with the 1890 Research and Extension team as…

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EXCLUSIVE: Rev. Dr. William Barber Addresses Systemic Racism & Voting Rights During Call with the Black Press

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Rev. Dr. William Barber II believes that everyone has a right to live. Through his Poor People’s Campaign, Dr. Barber is continuing to build a movement to overcome systemic racism, systemic poverty, ecological devastation, militarism of the budget and the false moral narrative of white religious…

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African-Americans are 40 percent of the Nation’s Homeless Population

Special from NorthStarNewsToday.com (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The total number of homeless is 567,715 and 40 percent or 225, 735 are African-American, although only 13 percent of the nation’s population is Black, according to “The 2019 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress.” The numbers are based on “Point-In-Time Estimates of Homelessness” taken one night in January 2020.…

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States Sue to Stop Changes to Food Stamps Program

Special from NorthStarNewsToday.com (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Fourteen states and the District of Columbia have filed a federal lawsuit to prevent the Trump Administration from cutting off nearly 700,000 Americans from participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program under new, more restrictive guidelines they have proposed that will take effect later this year. The lawsuit filed by…

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Ghana’s Year Of Return Brings Call To Broaden Scope

When Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo pronounced 2019 as the Year of Return, his words resounded with warmth and joy to all people of African descent. So began a year-long calendar of events including concerts, art shows, visits to heritage sites, fashion shows, movie premieres and creative economy and trade conferences, organized on the occasion of…

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Inhumane Conditions, Violence and Death Represents Everyday Life at Mississippi’s Parchman Prison

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The conditions at Mississippi’s Parchman prison makes it one of the worst detention facilities in the world, according to reform advocates and human rights organizations. Death and violence are rampant, many inmates are without beds, and electricity, plumbing, and fundamental human rights are absent. At the…

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Will Your Dream Job Ever Become Your Reality?

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia A common New Year’s tradition is the list of resolutions for the upcoming 365 days. For some the list will be improvement-based, like losing weight or obtaining a new certification. Others may focus on different objectives, like a family vacation or finally saving more for retirement.…

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