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Support grows for taking down confederate flag
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Support grows for taking down confederate flag

[caption id="attachment_24611" align="alignleft"]cornell william brooks headshotCornel William Brooks renews call for taking down Confederate flag in South Carolina.[/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In what is quickly and unexpectedly gaining ground as a fitting memorial to the nine African Americans killed by a White supremacist at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., some of the most ardent defendants of the confederate flag are reversing course and saying for the first time that the flag should no longer fly over the Capitol in South Carolina.

NEWS ANALYSIS: Obama becoming more outspoken on race
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NEWS ANALYSIS: Obama becoming more outspoken on race

[caption id="attachment_24609" align="alignleft"]emanuel-ix-1Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C.[/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When President Obama returns to Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C. Friday to eulogize Rev. Clementa Pinckney, it will cap a period in which he has become increasingly outspoken on race, even uttering the N-word to make a point about the slow pace of progress in race relations.

Arnwine resigns as head of Lawyers’ Committee
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Arnwine resigns as head of Lawyers’ Committee

barbara-aWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Barbara R. Arnwine does not back down from a fight. After the U.S. Supreme Court issued a series of rulings that limited the rights of employees to sue their employers for discrimination, she was a key player in a coalition that effectively reversed the rulings by persuading Congress to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1991.

In Selma, Ala., Obama proved that he is ‘Black enough’
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In Selma, Ala., Obama proved that he is ‘Black enough’

[caption id="attachment_23562" align="alignleft"]wh selma6The Obama family join hands as they begin the march with the foot soldiers across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)[/caption]NEW ANALYSIS

SELMA, Ala. (NNPA) – Throughout his campaign for the presidency, Barack Obama was dogged by one question: Is he Black enough? The question was repeated so often that after showing up late for an appearance at the 2008 annual convention of the National Association of Black Journalists in Las Vegas, Obama said, “I want to apologize for being late, but you guys keep asking whether I am Black enough.”

Coalition creates unified Bloody Sunday march
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Coalition creates unified Bloody Sunday march

[caption id="attachment_23420" align="alignleft"]hank-pic-1Hank Sanders[/caption][caption id="attachment_23421" align="alignleft"]bernard-lafayetteBernard Lafayette[/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A very public conflict between the Bridge Crossing Jubilee, Inc., the local group that has been commemorating the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery March for more than four decades, and the largely White-run The Faith & Politics Institute, a Washington-based group that had organized competing marches in Selma and Montgomery on the weekend commemorating the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” has been resolved with both groups agreeing to participate in a single march in Selma, a coalition of organizations has announced.

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Blacks Urged to Ramp Up Involvement in Internet Issues

NASSAU, Bahamas (NNPA) – Blacks need to become more involved in what might appear to be arcane debates over “net neutrality – having an open Internet – because the fast-evolving Internet will have a major impact on their lives, including how they consult with medical providers in the future, says Kim M. Keenan, president and CEO of the Multicultural Media & Telecom Council (MMTC).

With ‘No More Campaigns to Run,’ Obama Refuses to Back Down
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With ‘No More Campaigns to Run,’ Obama Refuses to Back Down

[caption id="attachment_23114" align="alignleft"]campaign-button-1websitesandsoundbites.com[/caption]NEWS ANALYSIS

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The strongest line in President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night was adlibbed. When he said toward the end of his one-hour speech, “I have no more campaigns to run,” Republicans laughed. He quickly shot back, “I know because I won both of them.”

Marie Johns is leaving her mark on SBA
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Marie Johns is leaving her mark on SBA

[caption id="attachment_16894" align="alignleft"]marie johns-photo-731x1024Marie Johns took care of business at the Small Business Administration.[/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Marie Johns, the retired president of Washington Verizon, was busy managing a consulting firm when she received an unexpected call three years ago from the White House.

Education Chief: Schools failing Black students
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Education Chief: Schools failing Black students

[caption id="attachment_16510" align="alignleft"]duncan-2-e1363593782781Arne Duncan [/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Instead of being the traditional ticket to success, many of our nation’s troubled schools hinder opportunity for upward mobility, especially for students of color, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told Black publishers in a private meeting last week.

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