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California Prosecutor Michael Selyem Says He’s Surprised “Ghetto” Maxine Waters Hasn’t Been Shot

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor Michael Selyem, a deputy district attorney in San Bernardino County, California, is in hot water for attacking Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) in a series of unhinged social media posts. The San Bernardino Sun reported, that Selyem, a top gang prosecutor, “has been placed on paid leave pending the…

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Opposition Mounts for Trump’s SCOTUS Pick

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor If President Donald Trump’s last Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is any indication, his latest pick in Brett Kavanaugh will do the civil rights community no favors, National Urban League President Marc Morial said following the announcement of the president’s high court nominee. Morial wasn’t alone, as many others joined…

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Rep. Barbara Lee Considers Run for Chair of the Democratic Caucus

By Freddie Allen, Editor-in-Chief, NNPA Newswire and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) said that she’s seriously considering running for Chairman of the Democratic Caucus, the fourth-highest ranking position in Democratic leadership in the United States House of Representatives. “Given where our party is and the direction that it needs to go in…my history and experience…

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NAACP Reacts to the Retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

Venerable civil rights organization NAACP issued the following statement regarding the announced retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. Justice Kennedy played a pivotal role on the Supreme Court for thirty years. He was the deciding vote in many close cases involving civil rights and civil liberties. Without his moderating influence, the balance on the Court could…

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Supreme Court Rules Ohio Voter Purges are Legal

By Frederick H. Lowe Special from ( – 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, 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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