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Op-Ed: From Reconstruction Amendments To The Present Day Pursuit Of Democracy

THE WEEKLY CHALLENGER — The United States Constitution, which includes the Bill of Rights, or the first 10 amendments, was signed and became the supreme law of the land in 1787. After much debate and compromise, it was established as the structural foundation of laws that would guide the new nation. Within a 13 year period, two more rules of law were added. […read more]

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Blackonomics: Crime Pays – Literally

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist   A recent report by Jason Jenkins, Investment U Research, shows that private prisons are earning even more money via warehousing prisoners and by establishing Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT) with the land upon which their prisons are built.  Corrections Read More

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Connecting the Past with the President

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist One hundred and fifty years ago, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.  It was a flawed document that freed enslaved people in Confederate areas that he did not control. At the same time, it was a progressive document because Read More