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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent On the anniversary of the iconic March on Washington, civil rights leaders and a diverse coalition of allies convened at the historic gathering site to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and advocate for renewed commitment to social justice. The event, convened by ...
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    Civil Rights Advocate Legacy of Justice and Empowerment By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent Charles J. Ogletree Jr., a distinguished Harvard Law School professor, celebrated attorney, and leading civil rights advocate, has died at 70. Ogletree, who had battled Alzheimer’s disease since 2015, reportedly died at his home in Maryland. “Charles was ...
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    California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced opening a civil rights investigation into the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO). The investigation will seek to determine whether RCSO has engaged in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional policing amid deeply concerning allegations relating to conditions of confinement in its jail facilities, excessive force, and other misconduct. ...
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    New EPA National Office By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent For the better part of a month, National Newspaper Publishers Association President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. traveled back and forth to North Carolina. Chavis helped spearhead plans and events in observance of the 40th anniversary of the Warren County ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Nat’l Correspondent Vernon Jordan, the former National Urban League president and civil rights leader, has died at 85. Vickee Jordan Adams, the icon’s daughter, confirmed his death on Tuesday. “My father passed away last night at around 10 p.m. surrounded by loved ones, his wife and daughter, by ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Those who may have never dreamed of voting before are now going out of their way to find a local drop box, or heading down to the Registrar of Voters office to get their ballots deposited extra early, and safely. Until the last minute voters can get help at www.iwillvote.com. The state ...
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    By Dianne Anderson It’s a rare occasion when a city council reaches a unanimous agreement on any single point of interest, but there are exceptions. And, Waudier Rucker Hughes was exceptional in her own right. The lifelong community activist drew undisputed support last week from seven Riverside City Council members who voted to rename a ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People – NAACP – was founded 110 years ago after a deadly race riot rocked the city of Springfield, Illinois. “Because of the riots in Springfield, that brought about serious conversations and meetings about starting an organization, a national organization, that ...
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    By Julianne Malveaux Rev. Jesse Louis Jackson turned 77 on October 8. Nobody has led a more storied life. He first took a public stand for civil rights when he was just a kid attempting to use the library in his hometown of Greenville, South Carolina. His activism brought him to the attention of Dr. ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Civil rights activists are reflecting this week on the passing of local legend, Riverside Chapter NAACP President Waudieur Rucker Hughes and her many selfless years of breaking down the walls of social injustice. As strong as she was sensitive, those closest to her recall how she generously gave to fight and fix ...