Wednesday 23 August 2017
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Category: Featured News, Local News, Politics, Top Stories


Syracuse NAACP Calls on DeFrancisco to Apologize for Defending Trump

By Staff –   The NAACP of Syracuse and Onondaga County has called upon New York State Sen. John DeFrancisco, R- Syracuse, to...


Trump Forced to Denounce KKK Monday, Retracts Statements Tuesday

By Hazel Trice Edney –   ( – President Donald Trump, under pressure from civil rights leaders and his...


Alfonso Davis shut out from Democratic primary in Syracuse mayoral race

By Satoshi Sugiyama –   The Onondaga County Board of Elections has disqualified Democrat Alfonso Davis from the Syracuse...

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Justice Department’s Assault on Affirmative Action Signals Aggressive Roll Back on Civil Rights

News Analysis By Brenda Shum –   ( – The Justice Department’s recent decision to assemble a team of...

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Study: Body Cams Show Cops More Polite to White Drivers

By Alex Shashkevich-Stanford –   ( – Police officers consistently use less respectful language with...


Wegmans Set to Launch New Grocery Delivery Option

By Staff –   Wegmans Food Markets will begin offering a new grocery delivery option for Syracuse customers on Aug. 15. The...

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Black Wealth 2020: New Economic Justice Movement Aims to ‘Turbo Charge’ Black Wealth in America

By Hazel Trice Edney –   ( – According to the following statistics, the economic condition of...


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...


Mary Nelson to Hold 15th Annual School Supply Give-Away Aug. 19

By Staff –   Mary Nelson’s 15th Annual School Supply Give-Away and Barbecue will take place Saturday, Aug. 19, from 11...