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“You have to break through all of that sexism and racism. You have to really confront that all of the time.” By Christina Cauteruci There’s a crew of new women in Congress who’ve become fast friends since the election. Reps. Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have become...
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by John Minchillo --  PARK HILLS, Ky. — A Catholic high school student whose close encounter with a Native American activist and a black religious sect was captured on video in Washington, D.C. says he has nothing to apologize for. Nick Sandmann told NBC’s “Today” show on Wednesday that he had...
The Shelby County Commission on Monday sent a $1.3 million design proposal for a new juvenile justice facility back to committee after most members determined there were still questions to be answered before proceeding with the project. The Juvenile Justice and Education Center would include housing, educational and recreational components....
By Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus In 1986, on her award-winning “Control” album, singer-songwriter Janet Jackson asked: “What have you done for me lately?” This is a question the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) is asked a lot. Well, here’s our latest answer to that...
By Michelle Obama In the summer of 1975, Dr. Joseph A. Lavizzo, Jr., the principal at Bryn Mawr Elementary School in South Shore at the time, wrote a letter to this newspaper. In it, he defended his school from a vitriolic opinion piece that had been published a week earlier,...
By Micha Green Cordelia Cranshaw was crowned Miss District of Columbia USA on Dec. 8, yet her road to queen was not easy. Having already worked to empower young people through her own story and growth, Cranshaw is now using her platform to further inspire others. Cranshaw, is one out of...
Expressing concern about the protracted way the Memphis City Council is moving to fill the vacant District 1 position, Memphis Branch NAACP President Deidre Malone is asking for citizen engagement. "We are asking our members and all citizens who believe in fair and equitable representation to contact their City Council...
Memphis City Council Chairman Berlin Boyd adjourned a fourth straight meeting without a quorum Friday, announcing that the next scheduled session is set for 10 a.m. next Tuesday. The 13-member council is three members short because of members who won election to positions with the county. And since last Tuesday,...
The profile of suspects who have their assets seized, a researcher observed, “differ greatly from those of the drug lords, for whom asset forfeiture strategies were designed.” By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The Supreme Court this week is considering limiting the practice of civil forfeiture, which law enforcement has...
Through the campaign, volunteers will download a mobile app and chat with voters to get out the vote, with hopes of reaching 600K infrequent Black American voters, during this critical election period. (Photo: NAACP)   NAACP By Lauren Poteat NNPA Washington Correspondent With election day quickly approaching, the NAACP is working hard to get...