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By Cash Michaels (The Wilmington Journal/NNPA Member) In an exclusive interview with The Wilmington Journal, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, the president of Repairers of the Breach, a nonpartisan, nonprofit social advocacy group, has confirmed that he and a delegation of “moral, workers’ rights, anti-poverty and ecological justice advocates…”...
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WASHINGTON — Tennessee’s Ninth District Rep. Steve Cohen was among a half-dozen Democrats on Wednesday who introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, accusing him of obstruction of justice and other offenses, in a long-shot effort that stands little chance in the Republican-led House. Indeed, the large majority of...
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Vlad TV screenshot A recent interview with comedian DeRay Davis proves that not all pedophiles are men. The comedian recently went on Vlad TV and said he lost his virginity at 11 years old in a threesome with two 30-year-olds who were his mother’s so called friends. In a 10-minute video...
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(Photos by Victorial Will/Invision/AP - Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Former Vice President Joe Biden may have apologized for how he handled the 1991 Senate testimony against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas but according to Anita Hill it’s “not enough.” She said he failed to “show leadership on this issue on behalf...
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By KRISSAH THOMPSON, The Washington Post (via The Associated Press) ORANGE, Va. (AP) — In her mind's eye, Bettye Kearse could see her ancestor walking the worn path that led from the big house to the slave quarters. She thought of that path each time she pulled up the long, winding driveway leading...
by Lee R. Watkins, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Despite some controversial court rulings against it, the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association continues to fight and has seen momentum swing in its favor.  Now, the Memphis-based organization is asking President Donald Trump not to intervene and accept a court’s recent...
By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) The National Newspaper Publishers Association lost one of its own this week with the death of Bernal E. Smith II, publisher of The New Tri-State Defender and a well-respected member of the NNPA. Mr. Smith, 45, died on Sunday at his home. Smith’s death...
For Rainbow PUSH Coalition President Joseph Kyles, a recent trip accompanying Rainbow PUSH Coalition Rev. Jesse Jackson to the hurricane-devastated island of Puerto Rico was extremely humbling. Fifty-one deaths had been associated with the destruction as of Tuesday (Oct. 24). At one point, less than nine percent of the island...
BY CATHERINE LUCEY and MEGHAN HOYER, Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is nominating white men to America's federal courts at a rate not seen in nearly 30 years, threatening to reverse a slow transformation toward a judiciary that reflects the nation's diversity. So far, 91 percent of Trump's nominees are...
  I promise I'm going to dig into this in more depth when I have time. But even with Special Investigator Robert Mueller is handing out indictments, even while POTUS45 incessantly tweets nonsense about it being fake news, that isn't the biggest part of Russia's efforts to disrupt American society. The...