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New PACs Focus on Getting More Blacks into Politics

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) In the aftermath of former-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s crushing defeat last November, a number of groups were launched to encourage greater political participation among young people, women and minorities. Recently, the Milk River PAC hosted a dialogue on the impact of women in politics that featured…

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Blacks have a lot to lose with Trump’s new budget

By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA – President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, titled “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again,” targets a number of programs for severe cuts or outright elimination—programs that often help poor, working-class and Black families. The budget plans to cut almost $4 billion in Pell Grants. More then half…

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Omarosa Shocks, Angers Some NNPA Publishers as She Walks Out of ‘Black Press Week’ Breakfast

Omarosa Manigault, President Donald Trump’s director of communications for public liaison, walked out of a breakfast meeting she had requested to attend, hosted by the National Newspaper Publishers Association last week after disputing the accuracy of a story written by this reporter in January. The sudden move by the minister and reality star clearly shocked…

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New Report Calls for the Elevation of Black Women’s Leadership in Progressive Organizing and Social Justice Movements

To close Women’s History Month, the Los Angeles Black Worker Center, and affiliate of the National Black Worker Center Project (NBWCP), released a pilot project report, “Black Space for Women: From LA Practice to National Model for Sister Empowerment,” that reveals what Black women experience as barriers to leadership in progressive organizing. The report also offers a…

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New Study: Blacks Feel Ignored By The Democratic Party

Cornell Belcher, the CEO of Brilliant Corners Research, said that it’s no surprise that Black voters have presented a very clear mandate to the Congressional Black Caucus to oppose the Trump Administration, because 92 percent of African Americans voted against President Trump. “However, to maintain this broad level of support among African American voters, Democrats…

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The CBC Places Blacks in Power on Capitol Hill

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) In early December, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies led by Spencer Overton, released a devastating report on staff diversity in the United States Senate. “African-Americans make up 13 percent of the U.S. population, but only 0.9 percent of top Senate staffers,” the report found. The…

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Why President Obama Will Never Get The Credit He Deserves

By Roger Caldwell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) In less than a month, real estate baron and reality TV star Donald J. Trump will be sworn-in as the 45th President of the United States of America. There is a reverence and adulation for Trump; sixty-two million Americans’ voted for him, even though they really have no idea…

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