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Supreme Court Rules Ohio Voter Purges are Legal

By Frederick H. Lowe Special from NorthStarNewsToday.com (TriceEdneyWire.com) – In a 5-4 decision on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Ohio can resume its purge of infrequent voters from its rolls. The decision is expected to have a devastating effect on the state’s black voters and it could get even worse when the ruling…

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Black Women Make History Nationwide with Runs for Political Office

By Lauren Poteat, NNPA Newswire Contributor This year, an unprecedented number of Black women have made history running for political offices across the country. According to blackwomeninpolitics.com, a comprehensive database that lists women of color running for political offices in 2018, currently, over 600 Black female candidates are running for offices nationwide. In an election…

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Always on My Mind: President Trump’s Weird Obsession with Rep. Maxine Waters Continues with Michigan Speech

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor President Donald Trump continued his attacks on Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) during a campaign-style rally in Michigan. The rally in Washington Township, Michigan was scheduled to counter the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, which Trump skipped for the second year in a row. During his speech, Trump addressed the…

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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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The Black Press Honors Senator Kamala Harris with the NNPA’s 2018 Newsmaker of the Year Award during Black Press Week

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) will honor Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) with the 2018 Newsmaker of the Year Award during the NNPA’s 2018 Black Press Week. The Newsmaker event will take place at the Rayburn House Office Building on Wednesday, March 14 at 7pm. “The Honorable Kamala Harris, the second African American woman and…

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Nunberg Meltdown, Recent Resignations Mar Trump White House

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor President Donald Trump tenure continues to be plagued by controversy and low approval ratings, as a former campaign aide’s strange comments about the ongoing probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election showed cracks in the veneer of the White House. CBS News reported that Sam Nunberg…

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Man Cleared of Murder After 16 Years Behind Bars

Special from NorthStarNewsToday.com (TriceEdneyWire.com) – A Connecticut judge has dismissed a 1991 murder indictment against Alfred Swinton who spent 16 years in prison until DNA and other evidence cleared him of the crime for which he maintained his innocence from the day police handcuffed him, according to the Innocence Project. Swinton was arrested in 1991…

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WomenHeart Wraps up Heart Month with Congressional Briefing on the Importance of African American Women Knowing Their Heart History and Getting Heart Screenings

WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, today urged members of Congress to continue to support legislation that makes routine health care screenings more accessible for women of color and those in underserved populations. In a joint Congressional Briefing with the American Heart Association, WomenHeart closed out Heart Month and Black History Month…

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Leading Black Legislator Calls for Economic Unity, Action as Black Wealth 2020 Celebrates Second Year

By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The president of America’s largest organization of Black legislators has called for unity behind economic development initiatives prioritized by Black Wealth 2020, a movement launched two years ago to forge progress for Black-owned businesses, banks and homeowners. “Economic development is the cornerstone for everything. It’s kind of interesting to…

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