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Trump’s war on children

The cruel Trump budget invests more in our military — already the most costly in the world — but denies vulnerable children and youths the income, health care, food, housing and education supports they need to become strong future soldiers to defend our country. ...

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Sponsors of hate today must be held accountable

BY DR. BENJAMIN F. CHAVIS, JR. Over the next several days, across the United States, people will pause in solemn remembrance of the 49th anniversary of the tragic assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in Memphis, Tenn., on April 4, 1968. Back then, I was a young, college student and staff member of Dr. King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in North Carolina on that tragic d ...

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SPONSORS OF HATE TODAY MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. (President and CEO, NNPA) Over the next several days, across the United States, people will pause in solemn remembrance of the 49th anniversary of the tragic assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in Memphis, Tenn., on April 4, 1968. Back then, I was a young, college student and staff member of Dr. King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in North Car ...

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Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch has not met the civil rights standard to earn our support

BY MARC MORIAL OF THE URBAN LEAGUE (TriceEdneyWire.com) - "Overall, we conclude that there is an inadequate record to determine if Judge Gorsuch has a commitment to protecting and safeguarding civil rights and, therefore, we do not believe he satisfies the second prong of our requirement for endorsement. Based upon our review of Judge Gorsuch's record, we have concerns that he has a narrow view of rights th ...

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Major Charity Distances itself from Donations to Controversial Groups

“Community foundations do not pass judgment or take a political stance on our donors’ grantmaking” provided that the charities are legally registered as charities under section 501(c)3 of the federal tax laws, said Tara M. Keener, Vice President and Director for Marketing & Communications at the Foundation For The Carolinas ...

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CASH IN THE APPLE: Doubting Trump

BY CASH MICHAELS OF THE WILMINGTON JOURNAL   As we head toward the inauguration of our nation’s 45th president, despite the troubling questions that surround him, there are those who question that despite our many, many doubts about him and his “vision” for America, shouldn’t we all just put all of that to the side, and just “unite” behind him, working together for a “better” future? Well, I know it’s ...

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