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Straight Talk: Republican-inspired voter suppression

Voting is the glue holding democracy together. However, the suppression of the vote only weakens democracy. Republicans make political prisoners of Crystal Mason, whereas they champion their own Republicans even when they commit voter fraud. ...

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Lyft Rider caught on tape harassing Black driver, calling him ‘Nigger’ for not playing music

     The driver remained calm throughout the 16-minute clip while he was the victim of racist insults and accused of being homophobic. ...

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NAACP Monitoring Possible Voter Suppression Tactics in Georgia Gov. Race

 “It’s a stain on our system of democracy when less than a month before an election which could produce the first African-American female governor in our nation’s history, we are seeing this type of voter suppression scheme attempted by a state official whose candidacy for the governorship produces an irremediable conflict of interest,” said NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson. ...

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NNPA leaders react to “Historic” Verdict in Laquan McDonald Case

The conviction of Jason Van Dyke could prove historic, but much more needs to be done to stem the tide of police shootings involving African Americans ...

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D.C. mixer forges relationships between Baton Rouge, Congressional decision makers

A delegation of elected and appointed officials from Baton Rouge attended the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference to build allegiance around issues citizens face and find resource to bring to their Louisiana districts. ...

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AARP’s ‘Be the Difference. Vote.’ stresses the importance of voting in this year’s midterms

 “‘Be the Difference. Vote.’ is a non-partisan campaign whose goal is mobilizing African Americans voters — and all voters 50 and older — to exercise your power and vote,” says Edna Kane-Williams, the senior vice president of Multicultural Leadership at AARP. “Critical issues like Medicare, Social Security, prescription drugs and family caregiving are on the line and older voters need to show up and protect ...

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Irving ISD and Texas A&M team to offer

… the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found the percentage of children and adolescents aged 5 to 19 years with untreated tooth decay is twice as high for those from low-income families (25 percent) compared with children from higher-income households (11 percent) ...

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Weinstein charge dropped, Cosby supporters cry foul

Is Bill Cosby paying the price for all of the sins in the #MeToo era, even though his conviction was based on something outside of that protest? ...

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Lawmakers in Letter to Urge Administration to Halt Deportation of Black Mauritanians

Recently, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Representatives Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), and Joyce Beatty (D-OH) led a group of lawmakers in a bicameral letter calling on Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to cease the deportation of Black Mauritanian nationals, who face the threat of race-based discri ...

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