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NAACP Announces 2016 Convention Theme

In addition to appearances by presidential candidates and other top national leaders, delegates from the organization’s more than 2,000 branches and chapters will debate resolutions for national action and discuss ways the organization can continue to advocate for criminal justice and economic reforms, protecting the right to vote and other issues. ...

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Auto dealers charge Blacks, Hispanics higher interest rates on loans

BY CHARLENE CROWELL NNPA NEWS WIRE COLUMNIST   In recent months, this column has reported on a series of settlements reached between banks and finance companies with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Department of Justice. All of the actions were taken to resolve claims of discrimination in auto lending. To date, over $200 million in fines and restitution have been made to car buyers of ...

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Early voting is underway from now through Saturday, March 12 at 1 p.m. for the Tuesday, March 15th primaries. Hours of early voting are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 5 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, March 6 from 12 noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 12 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Government Center – 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 34.  Please for ...

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National Black Church Initiative calls Donald Trump the biggest racist since Bull Connor

The Rev. Anthony Evans, president of the National Black Church Initiative said “we are not going to let Donald Trump or anyone else assault black people or any other groups. We will oppose him and others through our moral goodness. This is why he is the biggest racist since Bull Conner and we believe Donald Trump should drop out the race.” ...

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