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Education

General Assembly School Board Recall Bills Laced With Racism

THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE — State control of local decisions may be at the heart of recently introduced bills in the Tennessee General Assembly. The bills “would cause our board to be more decisive and take away the focus from serious issues that affect our students,” School Board Member James Johnson said. […read more]

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Black Voice News

Vulnerable Seniors Remain at Risk, Waiting for State Legislators to Act

BLACK VOICE NEWS — On or about October 15, 2018, a patient with a chronic illness confined to the Legacy Post-Acute Rehabilitation facility in San Bernardino, was observed at about 8:30 am that morning with his/her feeding formula hung on a pole with tubing connected to the resident’s stomach through a feeding pump. The pump was beeping, and the screen indicated a “Hold Error,” i.e. the pump was set in the pause mode. […read more]

The Maryland Senate holds a session on April 3. (Photo by: William J. Ford/The Washington Informer)
Washington Informer

Md. Senate OKs ‘Lofty’ Education Plan

WASHINGTON INFORMER — he Maryland Senate voted Wednesday to implement a multimillion-dollar education plan to revamp the state’s public schools, including an expansion of early childhood, school-based health centers and special education programs. The two-year plan, known as the “Blueprint for Maryland’s Future,” would also boost teacher salaries — by 1.5 percent from the state if counties and Baltimore City provide 3 percent. […read more]

Perry’s new role will keep her busy as she’ll be charged with managing the day-to-day oversight of office operations, coordinating and implementing procedures, programs, events and other staff-related functions of the NNPA.
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PRESS ROOM: National Newspaper Publishers Association Names Claudette Perry Executive Administrator

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Claudette Perry brings decades of experience from roles in corporate America, the public sector and government. She has been a member of the NNPA executive team for several years. However, her new role enables the NNPA to be better equipped to face new challenges and secure new opportunities,” said Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., NNPA President and Chief Executive Officer. […read more]

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan speaks during a March 18 press conference in Annapolis on the state's fiscal 2020 budget. (William J. Ford/The Washington Informer)
Government

Hogan Blasts Legislature as Assembly Nears End

WASHINGTON INFORMER — With less than a month before the Maryland General Assembly’s 90-day session ends, Gov. Larry Hogan didn’t mince words Monday at a press conference. He pleaded with the majority Democratic legislature to approve legislative that hold school systems accountable, cut taxes and eliminate mandate spending that would cause an average $7,000 tax hike for homeowners. […read more]

Government

Dutchess Legislature Approves Term Limits

HUDSON VALLEY PRESS — The Dutchess County Legislature has had a de facto term limit, without enacting one. Only two of the current 25 legislators have been around for more than 12 years – Republican Marge Horton and Democrat Barbara Jeter-Jackson. The third senior member, Republican James Miccio will step down in December, after three terms. […read more]

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Dallas Post Tribune

Vote, Vote, Vote!

DALLAS POST TRIBUNE — In a matter days those who have not cast their ballots during the early voting period must go to the polls and select candidates that will decide the direction of our country for years to come. […read more]

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Op-Ed

Putting the IRS ‘Scandal’ into Perspective

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   Like too many events since the beginning of the Obama presidency, various attacks on the administration by the Republicans end up being about less than what they at first seemed, though the hoopla that accompanies the initial charges Read More

Op-Ed

White Media Masquerading as Black

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, released his long awaited report last week called the Growth and Opportunity Project.  It is basically a post mortem of last November’s election results and lessons learned. The report stated the Read More