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R. Kelly’s defense team is going after the Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, accusing the prosecutor of colluding with celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti who they say manipulated her into charging the singer with sexual abuse, CBS News reports. Defense attorney Steve Greenberg is banking on email evidence that he...
While U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos isn't convincing members of Congress to expand education choices for families, she found a more receptive audience Monday in Tennessee. DeVos joined Gov. Bill Lee to visit a Nashville charter school where students have shown academic gains. Earlier in the day, she talked...
On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris unveiled her intention to deliver the largest federal investment in teacher pay in the history of the United States. In declaring a crisis in teacher pay in America, she noted that public school teachers are paid 11 percent less than similar professionals with college...
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By CHRISTINA L. MYERS Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Poor People's Campaign is launching a national bus tour of poverty-stricken areas to bring attention to what they call the "real crises" or "interlocking injustices" afflicting the country including systematic racism, poverty, voter suppression and ecological devastation. "The war on...
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By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Donna Brazile says there’s no way she’s selling out and her core values will always remain intact despite her controversial decision to sign with Fox News. “I’m not changing my values. Nobody would ever make me change my values,” Brazile told NNPA Newswire in...
By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press Gerrymandering is on trial as the U.S. Supreme Court and judges in a dozen states consider whether mapmakers — typically state lawmakers — have gone too far in manipulating the boundaries of legislative districts for their own advantage. The high court is to hear arguments...
The Black Farmers and Agriculturalists (BFAA) recently hit a snag when the U. S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, denied the group’s complaint against the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). “It was anticipated that the quest for justice and the cash award for BFAA’s 20,000 members for...
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Have you seen Iniaya Wilson? Just 14, Iniaya has been missing from her Columbus, Ohio home since January 25. She’s African American, has brown hair and brown eyes; standing 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 120 pounds. Have you seen Skylar Mannie? From Lancaster, Calif., Skylar...
Starting today, for reasons that are not entirely clear to (*squints at notes*) anyone, you can catch former Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile on Fox News. The announcement came from Fox on Monday morning. According to Variety, Brazile will provide the “news” network with political analysis across several Fox...
With Memphis-born Aretha Franklin's "Respect" playing, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren took the stage at Douglass High School Sunday afternoon as her presidential bid rolled into a Southern swing. The event at Douglass High was an organizing event and the first stop of a sweep through Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama. Monday's...