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Philando Castile (Facebook) A fundraising campaign that was started to honor the memory of school-cafeteria supervisor Philando Castile has raised enough money to pay off school lunch debt for all students in the St. Paul, Minn., public school system for at least one year. As of Tuesday morning, the “Philando Feeds...
Lee Mills knew the optics of this year’s Lincoln Day could not be ignored. The 43rd annual Lincoln Day event, sponsored by the Shelby County Republican Party, hosted Sen. Tim Scott as keynote speaker. Scott also happens to be the first African-American U.S. senator from the state of South Carolina. “We...
by Howard Robertson Special to The New Tri-State Defender My family and black colleges go way back. For the roughly five generations black colleges have even existed, my family relationships with them are easily traced back through four of them. My grandparents met as students at LeMoyne Normal School in Memphis....
“Nobody can do this for us but us.” To Dr. Wes Bellamy, a city councilman from Charlottsville, Va., that statement by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is the rendezvous point for picking up where King left off in the fight for social justice for all. “We are in very serious times,”...
By Stacy M. Brown (The Washington Informer/NNPA Member) Bill Cosby continued his vigorous defense of his innocence and his famous brand last Thursday as the iconic, but troubled, comedian’s legal team argued that public statements in his defense are not defamatory. Cosby’s lawyer, Angela C. Argusa, filed an opening appellate brief in the ongoing case […]
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By ANDREW MELDRUM, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Without ever mentioning President Donald Trump by name, former U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday took aim at "strongman politics" in his highest-profile speech since leaving office, urging people around the world to respect human rights and other values now under threat in...
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In the wake of the horrific school shooting in Parkland, Florida, a new wave of gun control activism has overtaken the country. The passionate pleas and tearful cries of high school students throughout the country have not fallen on deaf ears, as outlets like Dick’s Sporting Goods drop the sale of...
By The Crusader Just about everyone in the United States, with the exception of the indigenous people, Native Americans, came here from somewhere else. They came here in the quest for a better life. The main exception to this are African Americans, who, for the most part, did not come...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed legislation to create a commission to plan celebrations for the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass, the prominent black abolitionist he insinuated was still alive earlier this year. The Republican announced on Thursday that the commission will develop and carry...
By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) A panel discussion on police brutality, that featured verbal sparring between White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman and veteran journalist Ed Gordon, silent protests and heckling, overshadowed the celebration of media excellence at the National Association of Black Journalists’ annual convention in New Orleans,...