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EXCLUSIVE: Rev. Dr. William Barber Addresses Systemic Racism, Poverty & Voting Rights During Call with the Black Press

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia In an exclusive telephone conference with the Black Press of America, the Rev. Dr. William Barber and his Poor People’s Campaign Co-Chair, Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharris, said America has a moral crisis. “Democrats run from poverty and Republicans...

Activists return to Mississippi with Jay-Z and other celebs to close Parchman

A little over a week ago, the activist group Until Freedom, traveled from New York City to Jackson, Mississippi, in an effort to seek justice for the inmates in the Mississippi State Penitentiary

A Tribute to a Living Legend: Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

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NNPA NEWSWIRE — In 1965, Lewis and fellow activist Hosea Williams led what was planned as a peaceful 54-mile march through Alabama from Selma to Montgomery. The march, a protest of the discriminatory practices and Jim Crow laws that prevented African Americans from voting,...

Family of Black Doctors Has Social Media Buzzing

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Perhaps, most impressive is that each of Dr. Oye’s four children followed in their father’s footsteps. David, Monique, Michelle, and Melissa Oye, each said they were inspired by their father and all have become doctors.

Community Reinvestment Act Changes Expected to Benefit Low- and Moderate-Income Communities

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The Community Reinvestment Act was enacted in 1977 as a direct response to redlining, an unethical practice whereby banks and other lending institutions made it extremely difficult, if not impossible, for residents of poor, inner-city communities to borrow money, get a mortgage, take out insurance or access other financial services. Redlining did not take into consideration an individual’s qualifications or creditworthiness.

Trump Signs Future Act to Help HBCUs, Minority-Serving Institutions

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “A few months ago, funding for HBCUs was in jeopardy. But the White House and Congress came together and reached a historic agreement. For the first time ever, I signed legislation to permanently fund HBCUs and other institutions that primarily serve...

Ben Crump: ‘Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People’

by Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Famed civil rights attorney Ben Crump has written a new book that examines the troubling history of environmental racism in America. “Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People,” the 272-page book that’s already the top seller on Amazon.com in the...

Black News Channel Network Launch Fulfills Lifelong Dream of JC Watts

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The Tallahassee, Florida-based BNC counts as the brainchild of J.C. Watts, Jr., who is described by Tommy Ross, the network's director of communications, as "a father, husband, grandfather, business owner, entrepreneur, author, elected official at the state and federal level, a...

NNPA EXCLUSIVE: Are Republican Senators in fear of ‘Don Corleone’ Trump? ‘Yes!’ says Schumer

NNPA Newswire interviewed Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). The discussion covered a wide range of topics, focusing primarily on the impeachment of the president. The Senator also shared some insight on his conversations with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

Congressional Black Caucus Members Talk Impeachment, HBCU Funding

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NNPA NEWSWIRE — The members discussed the passage of the Future Act, legislation that provides needed funding to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other educational institutions. "Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribally Controlled Colleges or Universities, and other Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) play...