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‘Food Stamps’ Cuts Will Hurt Poor Black Families

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Both the House and Senate have passed bills that would reduce funding of the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly called...

Frederick Douglass Statue Cleared For U. S. Capitol Visitor Center Site

By Zenitha Prince Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper (TriceEdney Wire) - After a long battle, the District of Columbia...

17 Arrested, Jailed During NAACP ‘Pray In’ Protest

By Ben Wrobel Special to The Seattle Medium RALEIGH, N.C.  – Seventeen people, including eight ministers, civil rights leaders, and students, were arrested during a prayerful...

NAACP President Sees End To Death Penalty In 10 Years

By Hazel Trice Edney TriceEdney Wire       The NAACP views it as “lynching’s cousin”. In a nutshell, that’s the reason that NAACP President/CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous...

CBC Chair: Obama Cabinet Too White

By Zenitha Prince Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper       (TriceEdney Wire) - The Congressional Black Caucus this week scolded...

Voter Laws Threaten Political Clout For People Of Color

By Cathy Cohen and Jon C. Rogowski Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from America’s Wire       (TriceEdney Wire) - In a democracy, few...

Education Chief: Schools Failing Black Students

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Instead of being the traditional ticket to success, many of our nation’s troubled schools hinder opportunity for...

Rosa Parks Honored by Congress with Full-Length Statue

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As Black History Month came to a close last week, a Civil  Rights icon made history once again in the halls...

Top 10 Reasons Why People of Color Should Care About Sequestration

News Analysis (TriceEdney Wire) - Thanks to congressional Republicans putting the economy in jeopardy during the debt ceiling debacle in the summer of 2011 and...

Voting Rights Face New Supreme Court Challenge This Week

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper (TriceEdney Wire) - The Voting Rights Act of 1965 will be on trial...

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