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Blacks, not Hispanics, key to election victory
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Blacks, not Hispanics, key to election victory


[caption id="attachment_22221" align="alignleft"]vote-voting-election-boothlatinpost.com[/caption]Although Latinos are growing at a faster rate than any other ethnic group in the United States, they will have less of an impact on whether Democrats retain control of the Senate than African Americans, according to a study of Census data by the Pew Research Center.

Eric Holder’s legacy: No coward on race
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Eric Holder’s legacy: No coward on race

[caption id="attachment_21910" align="alignleft"]eric-holder-photosworldofpctures.com[/caption]After being confirmed as the nation’s first African American U.S. attorney general, Eric H. Holder, Jr. wasted little time putting everyone on notice that he would not tip-toe around the volatile subject of race.

U.S.-Africa relations: Beyond the summit
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U.S.-Africa relations: Beyond the summit

[caption id="attachment_21529" align="alignleft"]2-dsc 0830Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee D Tex shake the hand of President H.E. Goodluck Jonathan Federal Republic of Nigeria, at the Dinner in his honor, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, on August 6th 2014 in NW DC. (Photo (c) Roy Lewis)[/caption]FIRST OF TWO ARTICLES

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The recent conference of African leaders convened by President Obama in the nation’s capital demonstrated that the U.S. is finally recognizing what China, the European Union, India and the rest of the world have known and acknowledged for years: The future of humanity is increasingly African.

Freedom Summer – 50 years later
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Freedom Summer – 50 years later

The 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer is being commemorated this week in Mississippi and it provides the perfect backdrop to reflect on the transformation of not only Mississippi, then the deadliest state in the nation, but the entire region.

Women of Color urge Obama to ‘re-align’ My Brother’s Keeper
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Women of Color urge Obama to ‘re-align’ My Brother’s Keeper

[caption id="attachment_20836" align="alignleft"]alice-walkerAlice Walker [/caption][caption id="attachment_20837" align="alignleft"]angela-davisAngela Davis [/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – More than 1,000 women of color – including Mary Frances Berry, former chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Alice Walker; actress Rosie Perez; political activist Angela Davis; Anita Hill, a law professor best known for testifying that she had been sexually harassed by future Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and economist Julianne Malveau – released a letter to President Obama Tuesday asking him to expand his White House initiative aimed at Black and Latino males to include women and girls of color.

New tobacco ‘apology’ ads plan still excludes most Black media
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New tobacco ‘apology’ ads plan still excludes most Black media

[caption id="attachment_20722" align="alignleft"]kesslerJudge Gladys Kessler[/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A revised plan for major tobacco companies to purchase court-ordered ads to admit that they deliberately misled the public about the dangers of smoking would add nine White-owned newspapers to the list of publications carrying tobacco ‘apology’ ads but shut out more than 90 percent of Black newspapers and all Black-owned radio and television stations, according to documents filed in federal court.

New NAACP president says protest in his DNA
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New NAACP president says protest in his DNA

[caption id="attachment_20690" align="alignleft"]cornell-william-brooksNew NAACP President Cornell William Brooks.[/caption](SECOND OF TWO ARTICLES)

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When Rev. Frederick D. Haynes III of Dallas, Texas learned that the NAACP Board of Directors had chosen Cornell William Brooks over him, Attorney Barbara R. Arnwine and several other better known candidates to succeed outgoing president Benjamin Todd Jealous, his response was “Who?”

More than 200 Send Letter to White House: Men want ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ expanded to include Black females
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More than 200 Send Letter to White House: Men want ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ expanded to include Black females

[caption id="attachment_20685" align="alignleft"]obama-brothers-keepersPresident Obama announcing his “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen).[/caption]WASHINGTON, D.C. (NNPA) – More than 200 African American men, ranging from a taxi driver to university professors, sent a letter to President Obama on Tuesday, May 27 urging him to expand his Black male initiative to include Black girls and women, saying they were “surprised and disappointed” that the president had sought to include only half of the race to tackle community-wide issues.

NAACP presidential selection process again mired in controversy
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NAACP presidential selection process again mired in controversy

[caption id="attachment_20589" align="alignleft"]freddie-haynesRev. Frederick D. Haynes III[/caption][caption id="attachment_20590" align="alignleft"]arnwineBarbara Arnwine, a finalist for the NAACP president[/caption][caption id="attachment_20591" align="alignleft"]cornell-william-brooksNew NAACP President Cornell William Brooks[/caption][FIRST OF TWO ARTICLES]

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A search firm hired by the NAACP ranked Rev. Frederick D. Haynes, III, senior pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, as the top candidate five years ago to become president and CEO of the NAACP.

NUL State of Black America: Growing income inequality
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NUL State of Black America: Growing income inequality

[caption id="attachment_20066" align="alignleft"]marc-photo-by-lawrence-jenkinsMarc Morial at last summer’s national convention (National Urban League Photo by Lawrence Jenkins).[/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The wealth gap between African Americans and Whites has expanded in recent years and is not likely to narrow without significant reductions in Black unemployment and changes in a system that favors the wealthy over poor and middle class Americans, according the National Urban League’s 38th annual State of Black America report titled, “One Nation Underemployed: Jobs Rebuild America.”

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