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Black Candidates Win Big On Election Night

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor The blue wave that swept the country last week wasn’t just a victory for Democrats, but a resounding win for African American candidates, who defied the odds—and Trumpism—to make history. In Charlotte, N.C., voters elected the first female African American mayor in the city’s history, choosing Democrat Vi…

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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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Mueller Indictments Rock Trump Administration, Political Observers

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – For more than a year, Blake Baines said he sounded the alarm on Facebook and to friends and family about the clear and present danger Donald Trump poses to the United States. Friends scoffed, said he was nuts, and pooh-poohed the possibility that the New York businessman could ever become president. After nine…

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Report: Trump Administration Labels Blacks Concerned About Police Brutality as Potential Terrorists

  (NorthStarNewsToday.com) – The Trump administration, FBI and police unions have labeled Black men and Black women who are concerned, angry and distressed about the steady stream of news stories about White cops shooting to death unarmed Black men and not being held accountable for their actions, as possible terrorists who need watching because they…

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CBC Women Demand Apology from Trump’s Chief of Staff John Kelly

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – The women of the Congressional Black Caucus are demanding an apology from White House Chief of Staff John Kelly for his giving the public a false account of a speech given by Florida Congresswoman Frederica Wilson and for calling her an “empty barrel”. Kelly verbally attacked Wilson in defense of President Donald Trump…

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Race Forward Launches Mass Freedom Project to End Mass Incarceration & Mass Deportation

As mass criminalization continues to target and harm communities of color, Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation today announced the launch of the Mass Freedom project. Mass Freedom aims to bridge the movements fighting to end mass incarceration and mass deportation under a shared vision for a multiracial democracy. “Mass criminalization is an…

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CBC Members Host Forum About Racism On College Campuses

By Lauren Victoria Burke and Freddie Allen Congressional Democrats, led by Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), the ranking member on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, recently hosted a forum on Capitol Hill titled “Affirmative Action, Inclusion, and Racial Climate on…

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