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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent A Brennan Center analysis has found that at least 17 million voters were purged nationwide between 2016 and 2018, similar to the numbers discovered between 2014 and 2016. Using data released by the Federal Election Assistance Commission, the Brennan Center found that counties with a history of voter ...
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    By Lauren Poteat NNPA Newswire Washington Correspondent Misty Copeland had the world of ballet standing still, when she made history as the first Black female principal dancer to the prestigious American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in 2015, just months after becoming the first Black woman to perform the lead role of “Odette” in ABT’s coveted “Black ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent During segregation, Black schools in the South focused on building an environment of success for community children. Educator, activist and youth worker Derrick R. Brooms said black schools served multiple purposes – particularly during the Jim Crow era. “There are ways in which some Black schools during that ...
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    By Charlene Crowell Anyone who struggles with the rising costs of living knows all too well how hard it is to try stretching dollars when there’s more month than money in the household. Predatory lending, like payday and car-title loans, worsen financial stress with triple-digit interest rates that deepen the debt owed with each renewal. ...
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    By Tanu Henry  | California Black Media Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed into law one of the strongest measures in the country intended to deter police officers from killing civilians while pursuing criminal suspects. After a grueling yearlong process that survived bitter fights, tense negotiations and impassioned speeches, the Senate voted 29-1 to pass AB ...
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    By Charlene Crowell For most people, life feels better when there is something to look forward to. Whether looking forward to graduation, the arrival of a new baby, or retirement that affords a few years to just enjoy life – these kinds of things make going through challenging times somehow more manageable. For payday loan ...
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    By Julianne Malveaux The US House of Representatives passed the Securing America’s Fair Elections (SAFE) Act in June by a nearly totally partisan vote of 225-184 in late June. Only one Republican voted for legislation that would mandate paper ballots, increase election security, and create safeguards to prevent foreign interference in our elections. Senate Majority ...
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    By Dwight Brown NNPA Newswire Film Critic In this #MeToo age, a biofilm about a wrongfully convicted high school football player, who was accused, tried and imprisoned for rape, is timely. The real Brian Banks, the subject of this movie, lived through an ordeal that was tragic, inspiring and often profound, something is lost in ...
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    By Charlene Crowell A second major disclosure of major consumer data breach was announced on July 29 by Capital One Bank. That same day, the FBI arrested a suspect was charged with stealing the personal information on March 22 and 23. The apparent focus of the financial theft was credit card applications filed with the ...
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    By Dennis J. Freeman Two-times NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard has arrived back home where he started his basketball roots. After leading the Toronto Raptors to their first NBA title, Leonard, who starred at Canyon Springs High School (Moreno Valley) and Martin Luther King High School in Riverside during his prep days, is now an ...