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Almost Half A Million Texas Voters May be Turned Away From Polls

In an emergency action, the Texas NAACP, and other civil rights groups, asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop Texas from enforcing Senate Bill 14. But, the conservative-led Court sided with the state, and upheld the strictest voter photo identification ...

Raising Minimum Wages Wound be Benefit Economy

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would likely save taxpayers $39 billion in spending on safety net programs per year, according to a new issue brief by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI).

Unequal Pay: Must be a lot of good karma out there

NEW YORK (AP) - Don't ask for a raise. Keeping quiet will give you “superpowers'' that will translate into employer trust and other “good karma'' that will eventually come back around to your purse.

It’s the Old vs The Young For Governor

PERRY, Ga. - Republican Nathan Deal accused Democrat Jason Carter of being inexperienced and unproven, while Carter zoned in on ethics complaints against the incumbent and Georgia’s uneven economic recovery Tuesday, as the candidates sharpened their messages during their first ...

Obama: Mistrust of police corrodes America

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on last Saturday said the widespread mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Missouri, is corroding America, not just its black communities, ...

Eric Holder leaves mixed legal legacy

WASHINGTON (AP) - It wasn't difficult for Barack Obama and Eric Holder to be in the same orbit. Both were sons of immigrants, Columbia Ivy Leaguers, basketball fans and prominent African-American political figures.

Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law

There has only been one prosecution under the Emmett Till Act, even though the law was passed with the promise of $135 million for police work and an army of federal agents to investigate unsolved killings from the civil rights ...

Obama’s Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.

Companies ‘Steal’ Billions from Low-Income Workers

Employers pickpocket billions of dollars from low-wage workers, a crime that disproportionately hurts Blacks and often goes underreported, according to a recent report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI).

Lawsuit Seeks $40 Million for Victims of Police Abuse

Sweltering heat didn’t keep more than 50 people from gathering at the Eisenhower Federal Building for a press conference where Atty. Malik Shabazz of Black Lawyers for Justice announced a class action lawsuit on behalf of the “Ferguson Five,” city ...

Justice Department: Texas voter ID discriminatory

A federal judge on Tuesday began reviewing tough new Texas voter ID rules challenged by the Obama administration in a trial that could threaten the polarizing law, although a decision isn't expected before the November election.

Charges against Ferguson Cop are not guaranteed

As the U.S. Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old African-American in Missouri, history suggests there’s no guarantee of a criminal prosecution, let alone a conviction.

Back in spotlight, Sharpton seizes the moment

Stepping to the pulpit at Greater Grace Church - minutes from where a suburban St. Louis police officer shot and killed an unarmed black 18-year-old - civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton wielded the fiery words that have marked his ...

Michael Brown's father calls for calm Monday, the day his son is laid to rest

Michael Brown will be laid to rest Monday, and his father says he just wants one thing: peace.

CDC Study Shatters Myth about Black Fathers

Terrence Morgan has heard the stories over and over. Black men are absent from their children’s lives. An African-American woman stands more likely to be a single mom than any other race.

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