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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...
Quikthinking’s Black History Quotes Express app developer, Hugh Smith (YouTube screen capture) NNPA NEWSWIRE — Black History Express features stories about historic African Americans within 26 chapters and featuring several hundred people. Both apps were made for the Android platform but Apple iOS versions will be released in the future....
(Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA) NNPA NEWSWIRE — With the midterm elections just weeks away, activists and others are keeping keen eyes on any semblance of voter suppression – or worse. For Crystal Mason of Rendon, Texas, “worse” took the form of the 2016 presidential election.
By Nsenga Burton Ph.D., NNPA Newswire Contributor The world is mourning the loss of legendary choreographer Arthur Mitchell. Mitchell, who danced with the New York City Ballet from 1956-1968 and founded the groundbreaking and world renown Dance Theater of Harlem died Wednesday of heart failure. Jennifer Dunning of The New York Times writes: “Mr. Mitchell,...
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Former First Lady Michelle Obama is featured in a video along with celebrities Tom Hanks, Janelle Monáe, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Chris Paul and Lin-Manuel Miranda to encourage people to register and vote.
NNPA Chairman Dorothy Leavell, publisher of the Chicago and Gary Crusader newspapers, led a group that purchased the Chicago Reader.
Sandra Thompson (2nd from right), the president of the York County, Pa. branch of the NAACP, says that police must enforce laws against these businesses and their owners who file false complaints. The five women were golfing at Grandview Golf Club in York County, Pa., when they were asked...