Politics & Law

Senator Kamala Harris Won’t Take PAC Money

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor California Democratic Senator Kamala Harris announced on April 23 that she will reject corporate money from political action committees (PAC). Sen. Harris’ announcement was made on the popular New York radio show, “The Breakfast Club.” Harris joined Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and…

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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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South Carolina Gubernatorial Candidate Phil Noble Presents Platform To State’s Black Publishers

By Barney Blakeney S.C. Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate Phil Noble last week met with the publishers of the state’s three largest Black owned newspapers at the Charleston Chronicle office in downtown Charleston to present his campaign agenda. Noble faces two challengers – Columbia state Rep. James Smith and Florence attorney Marguerite Willis – in the…

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Charleston County Public Library Hosts Voter Registration Drives at 10 Branches Prior to Elections

Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) and Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration (BEVR) are working together for the third year to host several voter registration drives between April and September, and patrons will have the opportunity to register to vote at 10 of CCPL’s branches. “Voting is one of our most fundamental rights…

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Citizenship Question Fuels Confrontations Over 2020 Census

By Khalil Abdullah Special  from Ethnic Media Services (TriceEdneyWire.com) – “We will not allow our community to cower in fear,” exclaimed Arturo Vargas, executive director of the NALEO Education Fund, voicing his fervent opposition to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’s stated intention to include a question asking respondents to the 2020 Census if they are American citizens.…

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Don’t Expect Much Change From June 12 Primary Elections

By Barney Blakeney While many are convinced the November mid-term elections may influence the presidency for the next two years, if the lackluster appearance of candidate filings for the June 12 primary elections is any indication, the November general elections likely will produce more of the same. Political gerrymandering has reduced competition for election to…

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Bernard Fielding Receives Center For Heirs Property Preservation’s Commitment To Justice Award

By Barney Blakeney Former Charleston County Probate Court Judge Bernard Fielding March 8 at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston became the eighth recipient of the Center for Heirs Property Preservation’s ‘Commitment to Justice Award’. Fielding, a Charleston attorney, was described as “A remarkable humanitarian and standard bearer of justice for all”. The Center for…

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