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U.S. Rep. John Conyers Steps Down from House Judiciary Committee Amid Sexual Harassment Charges

Special from NorthStarNewsToday.com (TriceEdneyWire.com) – U.S. Rep. John Conyers, a founding member of the powerful Congressional Black Caucus and the highest-ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, stepped down from his committee post on Sunday after a number of women had charged him with sexual harassment, sparking a Congressional investigation. “After careful consideration and in…

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Berkeley Delegation secures funding for Rural Initiative

The Berkeley County Delegation secured a $25,000.00 grant for certified teachers for the Berkeley Chamber’s Rural Initiative. On Thursday, November 16th, Berkeley Chamber, Berkeley School District, and Google SC joined the Berkeley County Delegation to announce a grant that will fund certified teachers for Rural Initiative. This grant will assist in providing Digital Literacy and Career…

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Maxine Waters Declares Trump Impeachment To Be Her ‘Number One Priority’ – Says ‘Impeachment Resolutions’ Will Be Unveiled

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – U. S. Rep. Maxine Waters says she has made the impeachment of President Donald Trump her “number one priority” and that she will soon “unveil impeachment resolutions” for supporters to read and educate others. “I’ve decided to put my career on the line to make the removal of this president my number one…

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Devin P. Kelley, Who Murdered 26 in a Texas Church, Admired Dylann Roof Who Murdered Nine in a Black Church

Special from NorthStarNewsToday.com (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Devin P. Kelley, who shot to death 26 people, mostly children and seniors, in a rural Texas church during Sunday services Nov. 5, admired Dylann S. Roof, who murdered nine Black parishioners at an African-American church in Charleston, S.C.  on June 17, 2015. The 26-year-old Kelley wrote on a friend’s…

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ACA Enrollment Surging, Even Though It Ends December 15

By Cash Michaels, contributing writer The enrollment period to be covered by the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) began Nov.1st, and is scheduled to end Dec. 15th, for those hoping to qualify for health care coverage beginning January 1, 2018. The Trump Administration, which has made no secret of its wish to “repeal and replace”…

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Human Rights Campaign Scores South Carolina Companies’ LGBTQ-Inclusive Workplace Policies in New Corporate Equality Index

This week, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced a record number of the nation’s major companies and law firms are advancing vital policies and practices to protect LGBTQ workers around the world, according to the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI),…

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NAACP Set to Change Tax Status to Engage Politically

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor After being eclipsed in recent years by Color of Change, Black Lives Matter and other younger, more tech savvy and politically-pointed groups, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization will change its tax status. The group’s leaders said that the new tax status would allow them to…

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NNPA President Joins Civil Rights Leaders and U.S. Mayors for Historic Meeting

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor During a recent meeting in New York City, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) joined the National Urban League, the National Action Network and a group of mayors from around the country for a results-driven, inclusive economic and civil rights policy planning session. “The NNPA is finally being…

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Power Profiler: Sgt. La David Johnson

Heroes are described as brave champions who are conquerors. Sgt. La David Terrence Johnson was an American hero.  He is our beloved service member killed in action in West Africa. Sgt.  Johnson and three other American soldiers were recently killed in an ambush in Niger. He left behind a loving wife who is six months…

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