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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...
If you've been waiting for someone in hip-hop to pen a track that captures the frustration that many feel about the outrageous presidency of Donald Trump, wait no longer. Last night, during BET's Hip Hop Awards, a pre-recorded video of Eminem freestyling acapella was aired. And in it? Em really...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Malik Russell Email: mrussell@naacpnet.org BALTIMORE, MD, October 9, 2017/NNPA Newswire/According to a journalistic investigation by the news outlet Foreign Policy (FP) the FBI’s counterterrorism division has identified a new threat—Black identity extremists (BIE). The FBI’s assessment is that BIE’s “perception of police brutality against African Americans have spurred retaliatory...
Terry Crews’ tweet (@terrycrews via Twitter) Terry Crews took to Twitter Tuesday to say that the whole Harvey Weinstein situation is giving him post-traumatic stress disorder. You may be asking yourself why, but in a series of 16 tweets, Crews explains that women are not the only ones who have...
By ERICA WERNER, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. Bob Corker as "Liddle' Bob Corker" on Tuesday, continuing a feud with the Tennessee Republican who's dubbed the White House an "adult day care center" and charged that Trump could be setting the nation on...
By Freddie Allen (Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire) In an effort to rein in financial institutions that have track records for harming consumers, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) recently unveiled The Megabank Accountability and Consequences Act (H.R. 3937). The new bill would require, “prudential banking regulators, such as the Office of the Comptroller of...
Hurricane Harvey, making landfall in Houston on August 28. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)A storm that has already killed 22 people in Costa Rica and Nicaragua is barreling toward the Gulf Coast. Hurricane Nate, is expected to make landfall late Saturday night or Sunday morning as a hurricane.The Washington...
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...