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First Lt. Whennah Andrews of the U.S. Army National Guard tries to hide her braces while showing off her smile. But four years since first advocating against grooming regulations that barred soldiers from wearing natural hairstyles, her smile hints...
Convinced that myriad personal and professional experiences have readied him to become Shelby County Mayor, David Lenoir has announced his candidacy. The Shelby County Trustee formally detailed his attentions to seek the Republican Party nomination from the Poplar Ave. office...
by Edmund Ford Jr., Special to The New Tri-State Defender Voting should be an easy, trusted process. Registered voters should be able to go to their precinct, provide proper ID, push the button for their choice of candidate for each race,...
by Johnnie Turner and Steve Mulroy, Special to The New Tri-State Defender In November 1974, the voters of Ann Arbor, Mich. approved the use of an innovative election method called Instant Runoff Voting (IRV). Five months later, IRV allowed the election of...
Late last year, the Rev. Dr. Alvin O’Neal Jackson got a call from an officer at the National Civil Rights Museum asking him to chair the museum’s National MLK50 Clergy Executive Committee. After an illustrious ministerial career – including...
If you've been waiting for someone in hip-hop to pen a track that captures the frustration that many feel about the outrageous presidency of Donald Trump, wait no longer. Last night, during BET's Hip Hop Awards, a pre-recorded video of...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Malik Russell Email: mrussell@naacpnet.org BALTIMORE, MD, October 9, 2017/NNPA Newswire/According to a journalistic investigation by the news outlet Foreign Policy (FP) the FBI’s counterterrorism division has identified a new threat—Black identity extremists (BIE). The FBI’s assessment is that BIE’s...
By ERICA WERNER, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. Bob Corker as "Liddle' Bob Corker" on Tuesday, continuing a feud with the Tennessee Republican who's dubbed the White House an "adult day care center"...
ESPN anchor Jemele Hill who once tweeted that Donald Trump is a “white supremacist” (still looking for the lie) has been suspended for two weeks after violating what the sports station is calling “a second violation of social media...
Although Donald Trump ran as a champion of the poor and working class (and many whites in those socio-economic groups voted for him), the only thing the “president” seems to be draining is the federal budget for his golf...