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Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax Compares Himself to Lynching Victims

WASHINGTON INFORMER — Fairfax’s accusers, who both are Black, have accepted invitations to address their allegations at a public hearing. […read more]

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COMMENTARY: Trump, the Republicans and the Neo-Confederate Objective

NNPA NEWSWIRE — When [Trump] and his followers suggest that their way of life is being threatened, they mean that the privileged status of whites and men—compared with people of color and women, respectively—has been called into question by those of us who believe in democracy and justice. […read more]


Report: Louisville Guard Chris Jones Charged

  (ABC News) – Former Louisville guard Chris Jones has been charged with raping one woman and sodomizing another and a warrant has been issued for his arrest, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported Thursday morning. The alleged sexual assaults took place Saturday night, according to the report, and one of Jones’ alleged Read More


Rape’s Other Victims

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent SECOND IN A SERIES WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The first time Tiffany Perry learned about her conception, she was too innocent to fully understand the gentle explanation her mother was offering, too young to process such a heavy and complicated Read More


Hannibal Buress on Bill Cosby: ‘You’re a Rapist’

Dan McQuade, PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE   PHILADELPHIA (—Last night at his late night show at the Trocadero, comedian Hannibal Buress did an extended bit about Philadelphia native Bill Cosby, calling him a rapist. Cosby has been accused of drugging and sexually assaulting multiple women, including Barbara Bowman in Philadelphia magazine. He Read More


8-Year-Old Hero Laid to Rest

Boy killed while defending his sister from sexual assault by Joey Matthews Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Eight-year-old Martin Cobb and his 12-year-old sister had a special bond. They were by all accounts inseparable as siblings, best friends and playmates. “They Read More


Sequestration Continues to Harm Blacks

by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) –The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities reported that nearly 140,000 low-income families could lose rental assistance and “thousands of other low-income families using vouchers could face sharp rent increases because of sequestration.” Sequestration, the automatic federal Read More