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CBC Chair Offers Stinging Rebuttal to President Trump’s State of the Union Address

By Freddie Allen, Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire Rep. Cedric Richmond, the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus railed against President Donald Trump’s boasts about the economy, especially his claims about the Black community, in a blistering response to the president’s State of the Union (SOTU) address. CBC members also wore Kente cloth-inspired prints to the State…

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In State of the Union: Trump Touts Low Black Unemployment While Swiping at NFL Players for Protesting Police Brutality

By Frederick H. Lowe Special from NorthStarNewsToday.com (TriceEdneyWire.com) – These are the best of times for Black workers, President Donald Trump claimed Tuesday night during his first State of the Union Address in which he recognized two Black/Hispanic couples and a Black welder while taking a veiled swipe at the National Football League players who…

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Pelosi Assails Trump’s ‘Make America White Again’ Agenda as Some CBC Members Boycott His State of the Union Address

By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) – U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) has assailed President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, saying they are part of a hateful scheme to “make America White again.” Pelosi, known for her fiery remarks, was perhaps at her most passionate last week in the midst of public and legislative debate…

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Leaders in Education, Civil Rights, Religion and Housing Discuss the State of Black America at Annual NNPA Conference

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor Four, preeminent Black leaders in America today, addressed the challenges and celebrated the success stories of the African American community, during a “State of Black America” forum at the 2018 National Newspaper Publishers Association annual Mid-Winter Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Lezli Baskerville, the president and CEO…

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The Black Press and the NAACP Join Forces to Address Issues Affecting the Black Community

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), a trade group representing more than 200 Black-owned media companies, signed a historic, strategic partnership with the NAACP, one of the most influential civil rights group in the world, during the NNPA’s Mid-Winter Conference in Las Vegas. “Sometimes you have to take…

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During Members-Only Meeting, Congressional Black Caucus Plans Protest of Trump at State of the Union

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) During a lengthy, members-only meeting on Capitol Hill on January 19, members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) discussed various options to protest the current President of the United States. Their protest plans centered around the annual State of the Union address. President Donald Trump’s second State of…

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