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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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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama Official Portraits Unveiled in Washington

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor With buzz building for months, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recently unveiled the official portraits of President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama in Washington D.C. New York City-based artist Kehinde Wiley created the portrait of President Obama and Baltimore artist Amy Sherald was selected to…

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Coalition of Black Organizations to Hold United Nations Protest Against Trump Insults February 15

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – #ProudAfricans, a coalition of African, Caribbean, and African-American human rights and professional organizations, will lead a protest rally outside the United Nations Headquarters at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza Park in New York City on Feb. 15 to denounce the recent racist and bigoted anti-Africa comments by U.S. President Donald Trump, according to the Institute…

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CBC Chair Offers Stinging Rebuttal to President Trump’s State of the Union Address

By Freddie Allen, Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire Rep. Cedric Richmond, the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus railed against President Donald Trump’s boasts about the economy, especially his claims about the Black community, in a blistering response to the president’s State of the Union (SOTU) address. CBC members also wore Kente cloth-inspired prints to the State…

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