Politics & Law

Kenyan Leader Signs U.S. Trade Deal To Finance Wind Power Plant

Kenya has signed agreements with a US wind energy company, providing a major boost for wind power and food security. Mr. Kenyatta said the ‘Big Four agenda’ projects – boosting manufacturing industry, promoting food security, providing affordable housing and universal healthcare coverage – present major opportunities for local and foreign investors. The Overseas Private Investment…

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Stop Police Murders of Black Youth

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor Civil Rights leaders and others reacted with a sense of relief – if only temporary – after a Texas jury sentenced a former police officer to 15 years in prison Wednesday for the shooting death of an unarmed African-American teen in a Dallas suburb. “The child murdering cop…

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Black American Political Victories Sweep Nation

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor Across the United States in the 2018 election primaries, Black American political leaders are scoring historical victories – changing the conversation and the face of politics. “Congratulations to gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum, Senator Bill Nelson and all our Democratic candidates who won their primaries tonight in Florida,” said…

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Dr. King’s Dream on the Ballot

By Lee Saunders (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Fifty-five years ago this week, Dr. Martin Luther King stepped to the podium at the Lincoln Memorial and delivered one of the most famous speeches in American history: “I Have A Dream.” The March on Washington was about more than desegregation, voting rights and equal access to public accommodations. It…

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Voter Suppression Scheme Snuffed Out in Georgia

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor The efforts of a prominent Washington, D.C. organization has resulted in a major voting rights victory for individuals of color in a small – but significant – Georgia town. District-based Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law led others including the ACLU of Georgia and the NAACP Legal…

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Black Prisoners Join National Prison Strike

By Barrington M. Salmon, Contributing Writer, Black Press USA Prisoners in at least 17 states across the country went on strike this week to declare that the way they’re being treated by guards and prison officials is no longer acceptable. The strike, which began on August 21 is scheduled to end on September 9. The…

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Trump World Finally Crumbling

By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) – For the first time since his election, the world of President Donald Trump appears to be actually crumbling. In one day, Tuesday, August 21, his former lawyer Michael Cohen confessed that he conspired “in coordination” with Trump to pay two women to keep quiet about their affairs with Trump.…

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