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The Democrats Need The Black Vote

Hillary Clinton’s decisive primary victory in Georgia confirmed one maxim in state politics: Democrats need African American voters to win.

CDC: 1 in 2 black gay men in US will be diagnosed with HIV

About half of gay and bisexual black men will be diagnosed with the AIDS virus in their lifetime, according to new government estimates.

Battle Ground South: Clinton vs. Sanders

he election calendar may have Democrats voting next in South Carolina, but Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are eyeing bigger prizes in March, a month that will determine whether the Vermont senator can keep pace in the White House race.

More grandparents taking on parental role for grandchildren

When Debra Aldridge became her grandson’s primary caregiver, she was making $7.50 per hour as a cook. The alternative for the newborn, she was told, was to put him up for adoption.

What should be done with architecture of white supremacy?

Growing up in the 1950s, William Bell had to enter Birmingham’s segregated Lyric Theatre though a side entrance, marked “COLORED,’’ that was walled-off from the elegant lobby.

Attorney Billy Murphy Says Flint Residents, “living a nightmare”

Famed Baltimore Attorney William “Billy” Murphy Jr., has filed a federal class action lawsuit alleging a pattern of behavior by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, the mayor and other officials that Murphy said violated the constitutional rights of those who are ...

Gaps in Teacher Effectiveness Hurt Young, Minority Students

Minority and low-income students are less likely to have consistent access to effective teachers between preschool and the third grade than students from high-income households, according to a new report by the Center for American Progress (CAP), a Washington, D.C-based ...

How The System Fails Grandmothers Raising Kids

Increasing numbers of grandmothers across the United States are raising their grandchildren, many of them in poverty and grappling with a public assistance system not designed to meet their needs.

NNPA Foundation launches Anti-Human Trafficking Campaign, UNDress

The National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation (NNPAF) commences National Human Trafficking Awareness month by launching its own anti-human trafficking campaign called “UNDress,” which stands for Undermining Nationwide Demand for the Recruitment, Exploitation and Sexual Solicitation of women and children.

Education, transportation highlight 2015 in Congress

In a chaotic year, when Republicans in the House unseated a speaker, Congress produced a significant amount of bipartisan legislation that affects every American.

Your Federal Budget – Do You Know What’s In It?

Congress insisted it cleaned up its act five years ago in a much-ballyhooed reform, banning the costly practice of embedding legislation with billions of dollars for pet projects back home.

President Obama Celebrates 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment

sk Americans what the Emancipation Proclamation is and most who know of President Abraham Lincoln’s executive order will respond like 20-year-old Ebony Harris, a student of Howard University from Chicago, Ill., and say, “Isn’t that the thing that freed the ...

Chicago police misconduct has frayed relations with blacks

A South Side police commander and his officers tortured black suspects into confessing to crimes they didn’t commit.

Black pastors press Trump on tone during closed-door meeting

Dozens of black pastors pressed Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday to address what some called his use of racially charged rhetoric, with several describing a meeting that became tense at times as attendees raised concerns about his blunt ...

San Bernardino shooting investigated as 'act of terrorism'

Late Friday, a UPS driver noticed that a package being delivered was addressed to Farook's townhouse and turned around to return it to a distribution facility, San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said in a tweet. The package was held ...