Thomas Farr (Photo: Screen Capture MSNBC)(Photo: Screen Capture MSNBC)
Derrick Johnson

U.S. Senate’s Only Black Republican Blocks Tom Farr from Becoming a Federal Judge

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “This week, a Department of Justice memo written under President George H.W. Bush was released that shed new light on Mr. Farr’s activities. This, in turn, created more concerns. Weighing these important factors, this afternoon I concluded that I could not support Mr. Farr’s nomination,” said Scott. […read more]

Thomas Farr (Photo: Screen Capture MSNBC)Thomas Farr (Photo: Screen Capture MSNBC)
Black History

NAACP Strongly urges Senate Rejection of Farr Nomination

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Even among dangerous Trump nominees, Farr stands out for his decades-long crusade to disenfranchise African Americans. He learned how to intimidate Black voters from segregationist Senator Jesse Helms and helped turn North Carolina into ground zero for voter suppression tactics. His nomination is a travesty. His confirmation would be heresy. […read more]

National

Ben Crump: NNPA Newsmaker of the Year

  By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Benjamin Crump, the lawyer who skyrocketed to national prominence by representing the family of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teenager who was followed, confronted and shot to death by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla., Read More

National

Waiting for Justice

Civil Rights ‘Cold Cases’ Drag On Special to the NNPA from The Florida Courier Juanita Evangeline Moore hates Christmas. It was on Christmas night 1951 when her father, Harry T. Moore, was murdered instantly when a bomb placed by racists exploded under the family’s Mims Read More

Religion

How Will You Be Remembered?

by Pastor E. A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times “With quiet courage and nonnegotiable dignity, Rosa Parks was an activist and a freedom fighter that transformed a nation and confirmed a notion that ordinary people can have an extraordinary effect on Read More

Op-Ed

The Justice Department After Holder

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. hasn’t left the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building yet, but civil rights activists are worried about whether a strong advocate in Holder’s mold will succeed him. Holder recently submitted his resignation Read More

National

A Lame Civil Rights Record

(Politico) – Civil rights leaders and community activists cheered when Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announced on Thursday that the Justice Department would be investigating the Ferguson Police Department for possible civil rights violations—a move prompted by the August 9 shooting death of an Read More

No Picture
Op-Ed

Freedom Summer—50 Years Later

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist   The 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer is being commemorated this week in Mississippi and it provides the perfect backdrop to reflect on the transformation of not only Mississippi, then the deadliest state in the nation, but the entire region. Read More