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Problems in Detroit, Flint show rift over emergency managers

Darnell Earley didn't come up with the plan to channel corrosive river water into Flint's old lead-lined water pipes, causing a health emergency. ...

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Obama headed to San Bernardino

Continuing a grim ritual of his time in office, President Barack Obama plans to meet with families of victims of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, the White House said Wednesday. ...

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Amelia Boynton Robinson

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-In-Chief   WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Amelia Boynton Robinson, who died last Wednesday in Montgomery, Ala. at the age of 104, is being praised as the ‘Rosa Parks’ of the Selma voting rights movement. Mrs. Boynton, as she was known throughout the movement, had been hospitalized since suffering a stroke in July. She was a courageous voting rights crusader who was brutally beaten o ...

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Longtime civil rights activist Bond dead at 75

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Julian Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday night, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was 75. Bond died in Fort Walton Beach, Florida after a brief illness, the SPLC said in a statement released Sunday morning. The Nashville, Tenn. native was considered a symbol and icon of the 1960s civil rights movement. As a Mo ...

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U.S. Gun Violence: A Human Rights failure

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — The United Nations Human Rights Committee has given the U.S. a series of failing grades on human rights, including failing to meet international human rights standards on gun violence; the uneven implementation of controversial Stand Your Ground laws; violating personal privacy; and doing a poor job of caring for victims of gun violence. “We ...

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White woman snubbed Charleston shooter for a Black man

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) – We may never know what ignited the explosion inside of White Supremacist Dylann Roof that prompted him to kill nine African Americans attending Bible study at a Black church in Charleston, S.C., but his hatred of Blacks apparently deepened two years ago after a White female he was interested in began dating an African American, according to a relat ...

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Young Activists push Obama on police reform

  President Barack Obama and senior staff get an earful from Ferguson youth leaders in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Freddie Allen/NNPA)   By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In an oval office meeting that some have called “historic,” a group of young activists met with President Obama to discuss the crippling effects of police brutality in the Black community, t ...

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Brown family blasts prosecutor; Wilson speaks

By Tom Foreman Jr. and Jim Salter Wire Service Correspondents FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Attorneys for Michael Brown's family vowed Tuesday to push for federal charges against the police officer who killed the unarmed 18-yearold, while the officer insisted in his first public statements that he could not have done anything differently in the confrontation. As darkness fell, hundreds more National Guardsmen were o ...

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Obama eases student loan debt

From 2003 to 2014, student debt in America skyrocketed from $250 million to $1.2 trillion, surpassing credit card debt. As more students, especially Black students, rely on grants and loans ...

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LBJ Presidential Library and Museum plans Civil Rights Summit

The LBJ Presidential Library and Museum will reveal details of a Civil Rights Summit to be held in Austin in April to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act. ...

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