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    Every Republican in Congress Fails Blacks

    The new NAACP Report Card for the first session of the 112th Congress is out and it shows that every graded Republican member of the House and Senate received an F on issues considered...

    ‘Jumpstarting’ Black Businesses

    I recently had the opportunity to join a bipartisan group of supporters at the White House to witness the signing of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012 into law. This multi-pronged legislation...

    ‘A Flood of Misinformation’

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Despite misleading and incomplete media reports, Social Security remains solvent and will remain that way in the foreseeable future, according to several analyses. In its trustees’ report last week, it was disclosed...

    The Death of Bin Laden: One Year Later

    What if it had failed? What if the daring decision of President Obama one year ago this week to deploy the now mythic Seal Team Six to finally take out Osama bin Laden – the...

    Disabled Soldiers Vie to Win in 2012 Warrior Games

    On April 30, over 200 wounded, injured and ill U.S. Military personnel commenced their fight to see who will reign supreme at this year's Warrior Games. The six-day event, which wraps on May 5,...

    Morgan State Students Speak Out as National School Loan Debt Exceeds $1 Trillion

    “I’m currently about $15,000 in debt, and I know the interest rates are going to catch up with me,” said Marcellus Hunter, a senior at Morgan State University. “I’m not stressing about it, maybe...

    Courageous Black Secret Service Woman Revealed Scandal

    A Black Secret Service agent is being hailed as the heroine in what is reportedly the worst scandal in the agency’s history. Paula Reid is the 46-year-old special agent responsible for blowing the whistle on...

    Zimmerman Released From Jail

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., left for an undisclosed destination after being released from jail on bond shortly after midnight Monday morning. Zimmerman, who...

    The Release Reactions

    After walking free for two months before he was charged, George Zimmerman was released on bond for murder charges. That release has many people questioning the judicial system. Zimmerman was released on $150,000 on April...

    Morehouse Appoints Local Preachers

    Hundreds gathered last week on the campus of Morehouse College in Atlanta to commemorate the 27th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. College of Ministers and Laity. Sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel...

    GOP Budget Would Deplete Food Stamp Cupboard

    In a not entirely unexpected move, House Republicans are planning to raid the food stamp cupboard over the next decade to avoid depleting the Pentagon budget, which was scheduled for a 10 percent cutback. The...

    $150,000 Bail Set for Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin Murder Case

    Bail of $150,000 was set April 20 for George Zimmerman, a Neighborhood Watch volunteer who is facing charges of second murder for killing an unarmed Black teenager in Sanford, Fla. If he can post ten...

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