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by Dalisia Brye, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Myron Howell is an African American who plays drums for Nashville’s country music superstar Jake Owens. And while there is rarity in that, this story does not chronicle that aspect of Howell’s journey. Instead, this story accounts for the terror that Howell...
The Supreme Court will hear arguments today on whether Wisconsin’s legislative maps are so extremely partisan that they are, in fact, unconstitutional. It’s a case that could fundamentally reshape the way politics is practiced in America. Advertisement As the Nation reports, legal scholars and voting rights activists claim that Wisconsin’s Republican legislature,...
(PRNEWSWIRE) -- Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) will make its highly-anticipated return to Atlanta on January 27, 2018, when eight marching bands from the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) take the field to dazzle fans with their music, choreography and pageantry. The polls are now open...
The Trump administration is looking to make big changes to the country’s welfare system, and as part of that process, administration officials are currently considering an executive order that would require federal agencies to review low-income assistance programs. Two administration officials spoke to Politico on the condition of anonymity and...
  The Atlanta City Council has taken a giant step in the name of marijuana reform. An ordinance that decriminalizes the possession of small amounts of marijuana was unanimously passed by the council Monday. WXIA-TV reports that after it passed in the council 15-0, the ordinance—which was proposed by Councilman and...
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By Freddie Allen (Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire) Las Vegas authorities have identified Stephen Paddock, a 64 year-old White man from Mesquite, Nevada, as the gunmen in one of the deadliest mass shootings in United States history. During a brief press conference Monday morning, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters that more...
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I am donating my proceeds from this song to hurricane relief charities for Puerto Rico, Mexico and the other affected Caribbean islands. To help go to Beyonce.com/reliefefforts. A post shared by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Sep 28, 2017 at 6:09pm PDT   Beyoncé has released a new song to help raise money for hurricane...
The Senate Republicans’ latest effort to repeal and replace Obamacare is dead. Republican leadership announced that they would not be holding a vote on the Graham-Cassidy health care bill, the party’s latest attempt to get rid of Obamacare as the law of the land, after Senator Susan Collins announced on...
WikiCommonsOn Tuesday, the city of Philadelphia will resurrect the memory of one of its most influential citizens, Octavius Catto, a civil rights activist whose work was instrumental in getting black men the right to vote in 1870, and who helped desegregate the city’s transportation system.Catto’s story has been erased...
© REUTERS/Mike Blake A Wells Fargo bank sign is pictured in downtown Los Angeles A homeowner has filed a proposed class action lawsuit accusing Wells Fargo & Co (WFC.N) of improperly charging thousands of customers nationwide to lock in interest rates when their mortgage applications were delayed. Filed on Monday in San...