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Election of Kevin Johnson to head Black Mayors group ‘invalid’

Johnson was elected president of the NCBM at that election, but since the election was declared invalid, the board of directors in place at the time of the election has resumed control of the organization until a new election can be held, probably in September. ...

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Dillard President Explains Why He Challenged Dr. Dre’s Donation

Why didn't Dr. Dre give to an HBCU instead of to a wealthy university that does almost nothing for the black community? Dr. Walter M.. Kimbrough speaks with Dr. Boyce Watkins ...

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few really dumb things about the Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin Trial

Here are a few things about the trial of George Zimmerman that just don’t make much sense ...

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The meaning of July Fourth for the Negro

[caption id="attachment_15362" align="alignleft" width="144"] Frederick Douglass[/caption] The meaning of July Fourth for the Negro By Federick Douglass Fellow Citizens, I am not wanting in respect for the fathers of this republic. The signers of the Declaration of Independence were brave men. They were great men, too Ñ great enough to give frame to a great age. It does not often happen to a nation to raise ...

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Voting Rights advocates face uphill battle

civil rights organizations and voting rights advocates are preparing to battle against an expected avalanche of new voting laws ...

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Cloves Campbell, Jr. re-elected Chairman of NNPA

Cloves Campbell, Jr., publisher of the Arizona Informant, was re-elected to a second term as chairman of the National Newspaper Publishers Association ...

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Hastings deeply troubled by doubling of student loan rates

Recently, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after Congress failed to reach a compromise to prevent the doubling of student loan rates from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent: “I am deeply troubled that Republicans in Congress could not find the will to act before the student loan interest rates doubled. ...

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Florida Memorial University appoints its interim president

The Board of Trustees of Florida Memorial University announces the appointment of Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis as Interim President, effective July 15, 2013. ...

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