Wednesday 23 August 2017
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Category: Featured News, Health, Politics, State/National News, Top Stories


Medicaid Provides Health Coverage for 28 Percent of Black Adults and 57 Percent of Black Children

By Dawn Godbolt, Ph.D. –   ( – Medicaid plays a significant role in providing health care to...

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NAACP Names Interim President and CEO

By Frederick H. Lowe –   ( – The NAACP, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, has named...

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Nevada Parole Board Votes Unanimously to Grant O.J. Simpson Early Release

By Staff –   A four-member parole board voted unanimously to grant O.J. Simpson early release from his 33-year prison sentence...


Liberian Quiltmaker to Be Featured in BBC Documentary

( – Two women whose widely divergent paths converged in Windsor Castle when a finely embroidered quilt passed from...

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Study: Blacks Comprise Majority of Defendants Who are Wrongfully Convicted

By Frederick H. Lowe –   ( – African-Americans comprise the majority of defendants wrongfully convicted...

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Harvard Study: Steep Declines in Black Home Ownership in Major Cities

News Analysis By Charlene Crowell –   ( – For the 12th consecutive year, America’s national...

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Gov. Cuomo Orders State Review Of Voting System Cybersecurity

For obvious reasons, Governor Andrew Cuomo has called for a total review of New York State’s electronic voting security. According to...

Philando’s sister, Allysza Castile; Marques Watson-Taylor, the first Philando Castile Memorial Scholarship recipient; and Valerie Castile, Philando’s mother.

Scholarship and Police Training Fund Will Keep Philando Castile’s Name Alive

By Frederick H. Lowe –   Police have shot and killed at least 175 black men so far, this year, but it’s probably safe to say...


Memorial Acknowledges African and Caribbean Troops Who Fought for Britain in Both World Wars

By Frederick H. Lowe –   ( – Sir Michael Fallon, Britain’s Secretary of Defense, recently unveiled...

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More Than 100 Federal Agencies Fail to Report Hate Crimes to the FBI’s National Database

By A.C. Thompson and Ken Schwencke –   ( – In violation of a longstanding legal mandate, scores of...