Politics & Law

The Word ‘Boy,’ Race Politics, and Democratic Wrangling Raise the Interest of Black Voters

By Hamil R. Harris (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The Iowa Caucus isn’t until Feb. 20. But, the First Democratic Presidential debates are this week in Miami and African-American voters are already taking sides. The rhetorical slugfest between Vice-President Joe Biden, at the top of the polls, and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, who is trailing. Welcome officially…

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Coup Plot Led By ‘Old Guard’ Foiled In Ethiopia

Rebel gunmen launched a coordinated assault over the weekend in the Ethiopian state of Amhara in a challenge to President Abiy Ahmed and his sweeping reform program. Several senior government officials died in the assault including the army chief and the governor of Amhara state. Mr. Ahmed rushed to the region and, wearing army fatigues,…

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Juneteenth Reparations Hearing on H.R. 40 Puts Reparations Debate in National Spotlight

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor “These are the vestiges of enslavement that people don’t want to deal with,” said Dr. Julianne Malveaux, the former President of Bennett College. Malveaux testified at a House hearing on legislation that would set up a commission to study reparations for the ancestors of enslaved Africans kidnapped and…

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Bernie Sanders Sole Candidate to Address the Black Press at National Convention

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Every major newspaper and news organization in the country has labeled the Black vote crucial to success in the 2020 presidential election, and statistics show that African Americans are 60% more likely to utilize and trust print-related resources for information than the general public. However, of the…

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Repression Fails To Quell Growing Opposition To Government Of Cameroon

Facing a growing pro-democracy movement, Cameroon is resorting to an old formula – namely unleashing government power in the form of threats, arrests and excessive force. This week, hundreds of supporters of Maurice Kamto, leader of the opposition Cameroon Resistance Movement, filled the streets, demanding his release from detention but were detained themselves by security…

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‘This Fight Against McDonald’s is For the American Dream’: Booker, Buttigieg, O’Rourke Join Striking Charleston McDonald’s Workers, As 2020 Candidates Back Workers’ Bold Demand for Union Rights

McDonald’s workers’ demand for union rights took center stage in South Carolina Saturday as Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg and Beto O’Rourke stood with workers on strike for the right to a union. It was the latest display in a rising chorus in support of union rights at McDonald’s among leading 2020 hopefuls, just weeks after…

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