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Barbara Lee, Democrats Say Republican Spending Policy Unfairly Hurts Families of Color and Students

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats, including California Congresswoman Barbara Lee, came to Howard University last Tuesday to dramatize how, they say, Republican-initiated federal funding policies are disproportionately hurting black and Hispanic college students, black and Hispanic families and the educational opportunities for all public school students. Lee, whose 13th district includes Oakland, Berkeley and ...

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Michelle Obama, Biden, Praise Women for Service

Whether women are in uniform in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, or they are the wives of those in harm’s way or they are the sisters and caregivers back home, they are an integral part of keeping America safe, First Lady Michelle Obama said during a special Veterans Day luncheon to celebrate the contributions of U.S. women abroad and at home. The first lady and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden ...

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What Happened to Freddie Gray?

(CNN)Two new accounts of what happened to Freddie Gray in his encounter with police have emerged -- threads that could offer clues as to where and when the man whose death sparked protests in Baltimore was fatally injured. The first comes from a relative of one of the officers involved in the arrest. She told CNN the officer thinks Gray was injured while he was being arrested -- before he was put inside a p ...

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188 years of Black Press excellence in USA

 BY DR. BENJAMIN CHAVIS   In recognition of the 75th Anniversary of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), I believe it is important to emphasize both the historical and contemporary mission, value and success of the Black Press in America. For the past 188 years Black Americans have labored diligently and responsibly to publish and distribute Black-owned newspapers in the interests of m ...

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OUR VOICE, GUEST EDITORIAL BY GEORGE CURRY: 2014: Unfair and unbalanced media

  (NNPA)-Fox News, which mislabels itself as “fair and balanced,” was anything but in 2014, according to, the independent media watchdog group. The way that the right-wing network covered the deaths of police officers in 2014 is a case in point. “The politicization surrounding the killing of two New York Police Department officers over the weekend was amazingly swift. Fox News led the ...

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