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    By Stacy Brown Washington Informer Fats Domino, the rock pioneer who inspired Elvis Presley, the Beatles and countless other superstars, died Wednesday at his home in Harvey, Louisiana. He was 89. Mark Bone, chief investigator for the Jefferson Parish coroner’s office, told NPR that Domino died of natural causes. Born Antoine Domino, the “Architect of ...
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    By Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. President and CEO, Thurgood Marshall College Fund Do you have $100,000 saved for your child to earn a four-year public college degree or as much as $200,000 for that same student to attend a private university? Paying for the high cost of college is a major burden facing many families across ...
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    By Dr. Elizabeth Primas Program Manager, NNPA/ESSA Public Awareness Campaign I am a former teacher. I taught for 25 years in the public school system and have held various titles in the field of education throughout my 40-year career. I have always had a passion for education. My family and I joke that I have ...
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    By Bria Nicole Stone NNPA Newswire Even with Advanced Degrees Black women have to work seven extra months to earn what White men were paid in 2016. On average, Black women make 67 cents on the dollar compared to White men. In a recent blog post to mark Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, researchers at ...
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    By Lauren Victoria Burke and Freddie Allen Congressional Democrats, led by Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), the ranking member on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, recently hosted a forum on Capitol Hill titled “Affirmative Action, Inclusion, and Racial Climate on America’s Campuses.” Conyers said that recent ...
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    By Bishop William J. Barber, II President, Repairers of the Breach Channeling the incisive analysis of our best historians, TaNehisi Coates cut through the talking points of political pundits last week to name Donald Trump America’s “First White president.” Writing for The Atlantic, the National Book Award recipient made clear how there could be no ...
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    By Dorothy Rowley The Washington Informer WASHINGTON, D.C.—Thousands of people, including a cadre of faith leaders from the Reconciled Church Movement (RCM), that represents various faith-based communities, joined the Rev. Al Sharpton and members of his nonprofit National Action Network (NAN) in Washington, D.C. to rebuke President Donald Trump and recommit themselves to the fight ...
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    The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) today issued an urgent national call for support for all people, who are being impacted by the devastating flood waters from Hurricane Harvey in Texas, especially now in Houston. In addition to the many thousands of Texas and other Gulf area residents living in uncertainty and crisis as a ...
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    By Lauren Poteat NNPA Newswire As Derrick Johnson assumes the role of interim president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), leaders of the nation’s oldest Black civil rights organization say that young people must come first. Youth-led civil rights groups like Color of Change, Black Youth Project 100 and Dream ...