African-American Newswire (Page 9)

African-American Newswire (Page 9)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for African-American. (Page 9)

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  1. Millennial Sanders Activists Give New Energy to Southern OrganizingRead the original story

    Friday | Common Dreams

    Khristy Wilkinson, a 36-year-old, tattoo-adorned, stay-at-home mom, doesn't look like your typical Eastern Tennessee politician. Before this year, she had never even considered running for public office, but says that she was inspired to run by the success of Bernie Sanders.

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  2. A federal court just struck down a North Carolina voter ID law for being discriminatoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Silicon Alley Insider

    ... identification when casting their ballots in the November election, ruling that it discriminated against African-American residents. The ruling is likely to be seen as a boost for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in a state that is ...

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  3. Nearly $500M in TIGER Grants to Projects Focused on Safety and Economic OpportunityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Mass Transit

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced nearly $500 million will be made available for transportation projects across the country in the eighth round of the highly successful and competitive Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant program. Secretary Foxx was joined by Jeff Zients, Director of the National Economic Council at the White House, and Mayor William Peduto of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on a national call with reporters to highlight how this funding will improve safety and economic opportunity in two U.S. territories, 32 states, and 40 communities across the country.

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  4. The Game Has A Mission To Help 16-Year-Old Pilot Fly Around The WorldRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Vibe

    Compton native Isaiah Cooper made history earlier this month, when at 16 years old, he became the youngest black pilot to fly around the country. Now, he has farther lands to conquer as he hopes to fly around the world.

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  5. Justin Bieber Reportedly Turned Down $5 Million Deal To Perform At The RNC ShowRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Vibe

    The Republican National Convention has been caught in a musical glitch lately-last week the political party used unauthorized music. And now, they've just missed out on Justin Bieber.

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  6. Holmes/Omega golf tournament raises thousands for scholarships at Parker courseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Denver Post

    Parker's Black Bear Golf Club hosted a charity tournament earlier this month that raised more than $6,000 for college scholarships for minority students from the metro area. The 19th annual Clarence F. Holmes/Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc .

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  7. Appeals Court: North Carolina Voter ID Law Is DiscriminatoryRead the original story

    Friday | US News & World Report

    Opponents of the law say the move by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals should increase turnout by minority voters on Election Day. Rev. William Barber, head of the North Carolina NAACP, gestures in June in Richmond, Va., as he is surrounded by supporters during a news conference held to talk about an appeal before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dealing with North Carolina's major rewrite of voting laws.

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  8. Former NAACP Head Ben Jealous: We Must Hold Politicians AccountableRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | NewsOne

    During their discussion, Jealous pushed back against Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein 's claim that Sanders turned his back on his supporters. He added, "She has strategic objectives, if she can get five percent of the vote, she can get a whole lot of money for her party.

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  9. VIDEO: Tony Winner Anika Noni Rose Talks New Drama Series POWERRead the original story

    Friday | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... The Princess And The Frog, in which she supplied THE VOICE of Princess Tiana which made her Disney's first African-American princess. She will soon be seen in the film Half of a Yellow Sun opposite Thandie Newton . Her TV credits include The Good ...

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  10. Parliament must defeat the ruling caste silenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Outlook

    In India, the questions of economic disparity and social disparity are intertwined. The two are related like skin and flesh.

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  11. Democratic convention delegates ready to go to workRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Daily World

    Billye Burns is returning home from the Democratic National Convention with plans to urge churches and other groups to host voter registration drives. Democratic convention delegates ready to go to work Billye Burns is returning home from the Democratic National Convention with plans to urge churches and other groups to host voter registration drives.

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  12. Marin Voice: Empathy is important as we seek a society that works for allRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Marin Independent Journal

    Embarking upon my eighth generation as a white guy, there are so many of life's aspects that are taken for granted that make it difficult, nay impossible to comprehend the struggles of others. My grandparents knew the hardships of immigrants.

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  13. U.S. Appeals Court Strikes Down North Carolina's Voter ID LawRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | National Public Radio

    ... station WFAE explained last summer that the law rolled back a series of changes that advocates say expanded African-American voter participation: "For decades in the state, black voter turnout lagged far behind white turnout. Then, in 2000, state ...

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  14. Fourth Circuit Strikes Down N.C. Voter ID LawRead the original story

    Friday | Courthouse News Service

    ... used by African-Americans. This ruling is a stinging rebuke of the state's attempt to undermine African-American voter participation, which had surged over the last decade," Ho said. Added Southern Coalition for Social Justice senior attorney ...

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  15. Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down The Worst Voter Suppression Law In The NationRead the original story

    Friday | ThinkProgress

    Let's summarize a federal appeals court's decision striking down much of North Carolina's omnibus voter suppression law in a single gif: The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit's opinion in North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP v. McCrory is nothing short of a beat down.

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  16. Does Caribana have an inclusivity problem?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | BlogTO

    Caribana is one of the city's most over the top, bright, beautiful and joyous festivals. It takes over the city's waterfront, bars, party spaces and parks with music, community, food and music and it stands up with Pride as one of the largest and loudest festivals Toronto hosts.

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  17. Bryce: It Was A Bad Week For DemocratsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | News Talk Florida

    It was a bad week for the Democrats. Their convention began with the resignation of its chairman, Cong.

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  18. House party unityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Washington Blade

    ... Deanwood, located in D.C.'s Northeast quadrant and served by three Metro stations, features homes built by African-American architects W. Sidney Pittman and Howard D. Woodson. According to the Metropolitan Regional Information System (MRIS), 126 ...

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  19. Butler High School temporarily suspends controversial dress policyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WDRB-TV Louisville

    The site-based council at Butler High School will hold a special meeting on Friday to discuss the school's dress code following criticism over its hair policy from an incoming state lawmaker. Attica Scott, who previously served on Metro Council, won the Democratic primary in May for state representative in Louisville's 41st District and is running unopposed, is furious over the dress code policy her daughter, Ashanti Scott, an incoming sophomore at Butler Traditional High School, received.

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  20. Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down North Carolina's Restrictive Voting LawRead the original story

    Friday | Common Dreams

    ... used by African-Americans. This ruling is a stinging rebuke of the state's attempt to undermine African-American voter participation, which had surged over the last decade," said Dale Ho, director of the ACLU's Voting Rights Project. "It is a major ...

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