Category : News

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A safe afterschool place for our children

Letter to Editor A safe afterschool place for our children Excerpt from my book—”What We Blacks Need To Do”—The Black church’s role in education—If your church (you) is  accused of being Christ like, is there enough evidence for a jury to find it (yo...

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The White House should postpone its HBC Conference

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., says that with the fragile condition of some of our HBCUs, now is not the time for us to retreat. The White House should postpone its HBC Conference By Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., (President and CEO, Thurgood Marshall College Fund...

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The importance of educating all children

It’s Up to All of Us to Improve Academic Achievement in the Black CommunityElizabeth Primas, the program manager for the NNPA/ESSA Public Awareness Campaign, says that it is important for educators to understand that children begin school at various...

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What you should know about The Equifax Data Breach

What you should know about The Equifax Data Breach Equifax Data Breach Leaves at least 143 Million Consumers at Risk CFPB rule allowing consumers to seek class action suits for corporate wrongdoing in jeopardy. By Charlene Crowell (Communications Dir...

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FAMU Falls to Tennessee State in Tampa Classic

FAMU’s Devin Bowers (25) beats TSU defender Dajour Nesbeth to the pylon for a FAMU touchdown.FAMU Defender De’Montre Moore (93) and Elijah Price (far Right) put pressure on TSU offense, but picture shows Price being held by the lineman. Prince was s...

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Jackson Voter Turnout Tour Includes Stop In Norfolk

For three days this week, Rev. Jesse Jackson, members of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus and local political leaders, held a series of rallies and forums throughout Virginia to spur voter registration and turnout for the state’s General Electio...

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ESPN public editor says Jemele Hill violated policy

Jemele Hill and co-host Michael Smith (ESPN). ESPN public editor says Jemele Hill violated policy ESPN’s public editor said Friday that Jemele Hill violated the company’s social media policy in her tweets Monday calling President Trump a white supr...

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Trump can’t deport the American “Dreamers” without a fight

Julianne Malveaux Trump can’t deport the American “Dreamers” without a fight Malveaux says that while President Obama did a great thing by creating DACA, the program does not go far enough. By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist)       Our 4...

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CBC Hosts Forum About Racism On College Campuses

Congressional Democrats, led by Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), the ranking member on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, recently hosted a forum on Capito...

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Jones Featured In NYT Story On School Integration Project

The New York Times Magazine recently featured Circuit Court Judge Jerrauld C. Jones, one of seven young African- American males who integrated the Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg beginning in 1967. Jones arrived on campus and became a member o...

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In Our Own Backyard: The Poop Problem

In Our Own Backyard is a weekly column covering environmental justice, climate change and food justice, and how these issues impact our families every day. If you think food deserts, contaminated soil and toxic water pipes don’t really affect you – w...