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Betsy DeVos Slammed for Wanting to Use ESSA Funds to Purchase Guns in School

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights… we write to share our significant concern regarding the Department’s reported contemplation of the use of Student Support and Academic Enrichment grants provided to states under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for purchasing firearms and firearms training for school staff…” […read more]

Politics

Obama on Defensive over Healthcare Glitches

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Under unrelenting attacks –including from Democratic supporters – President Obama and White House officials continue to struggle as they try to blunt criticism that that President Obama stretched the truth in describing coverage options for consumers Read More

Op-Ed

To Be Equal: The Push for Digital Equality

By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist The question of equality was a catalyst for the creation of this great Republic. The need for new ideas and approaches led our forefathers to be innovative. One hundred and fifty years ago, President Lincoln employed such thinking in Read More

Op-Ed

To Be Equal: National Urban League to Mark 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist “The hour is late. The gap is widening. The rumbles of the drums of discontent resounding throughout this land are heard in all parts of the world.”  –        Whitney M. Young, Jr. at the 1963 March on Washington Fifty Read More

Op-Ed

To Be Equal: Supreme Court Weakens Worker Rights

By Marc Morial NNPA Columnist “The Court’s disregard for the realities of the workplace means that many victims of workplace harassment will have no effective remedy.”  –        Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court While the headlines have been dominated by the much-anticipated Read More

Op-Ed

The State of Black Men, Part II: Justice for Trayvon is About Justice for All

To Be Equal By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist “Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.” — President Barack Obama In the weeks since the not-guilty verdict in the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman, widespread outrage and legitimate questions about the treatment and Read More

Op-Ed

To Be Equal: The State of Black Men – Part 1

By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist “As of 2004, more black men were denied the right to vote because of a criminal record than in 1870, when the Fifteenth Amendment was ratified, giving blacks the right to vote.” Joshua Dubois, former director of President Obama’s Office Read More