The 1968 Memphis Sanitation workers strike changed the course of history. (Courtesy of AFSCME)
Community

AFSCME Campaign Engage Young People of Color Ahead of 2020 Election

WASHINGTON INFORMER — A District-headquartered employees’ union has launched an interactive campaign to engage young people of color ahead of the 2020 election. The initiative of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) called, “I AM – Be the Change,” seeks to build on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. […read more]

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Commentary

COMMENTARY: Coming together in Support for a Better New Orleans for All

NEW ORLEANS DATA NEWS WEEKLY — It is again springtime in New Orleans. Which means people across our City will be outside using the many amazing parks and other outdoor facilities enjoying the Big Easy and all it has to offer its citizens. On May 4, 2019 there is millage proposal renewal on the ballot and Data News Weekly believes it is good for our City and we encourage our readers and citizens across the City to get out and vote YES to PW Parks and Recreation – 6.31 Mills Tax. […read more]

Tennessee House of Representatives
Op-Ed

OPE-ED” TN Legislature Must Reverse Course and Embrace Voting Rights for All

THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE — In response to two bills in the state legislature, Senate Bill 0971 and House Bill 1079, that would easier to prevent our neighbors from voting, Rev. Dr. Jo Ann Barker of Sewanee released the following statement: “If we believe that all human beings are created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26), then efforts to prevent some of God’s children from exercising their franchise must be opposed as a matter of fidelity to our faith.” […read more]

#NNPA BlackPress

Symone Sanders Challenges Individuals to Use and Activate Everyday Spaces to Make Change

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Awarded with the auspicious “Impact Leader Award,” an honor, which recognizes individuals committed to public service in spite of tremendous personal risk, Symone Sanders, a CNN Political Commentator and the former National Press Secretary for Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders, spoke candidly during a fireside chat at the 46th Annual Whitney M. Young Memorial Gala. […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]

With 40% of Americans supporting the president’s rhetoric and policies, America remains extremely divided. (Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons)
Defender News Network

Trump’s approval rating drop could be a disaster for the GOP in 2018

DEFENDER NEWS SERVICE — We don’t know if this is the beginning of a trend or not. Three polls are just three polls, though Trump’s approval rating has declined to its lowest level since April, according to the FiveThirtyEight and RealClearPolitics trackers. Still, the President’s approval rating did not shift in the Gallup’s weekly tracker. […read more]

World

Namibia to Vote on Tuesday

Noel Sichalwe, ASSOCIATED PRESS   LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambia will hold a presidential election on Tuesday to replace Michael Sata, who died in October after a long illness. Eleven candidates are vying for the top post in the southern African nation. Zambia has been Read More

Op-Ed

Democrats Defy Logic

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   The closer Election Day gets, the more confused I am by the behavior of Democrats. For the past several years, there has been this false obsession with the importance of the Hispanic vote. All you hear in the media Read More

Politics

Detroit Turnout Crucial for Dems

T. Kelly, Special to the NNPA from The Michigan Citizen DETROIT (The Michigan Citizen)—The Michigan Democratic Party is rolling out an aggressive plan to win the African American vote this November. President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign transformed Democratic strategy for one of its core constituencies, African Read More

No Picture
Op-Ed

Nov. 4: A Day of Reckoning

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Black Americans and others who want to contribute to the future progressive transformation of our nation and world have an upcoming strategic opportunity to make the critical difference. In less than 60 days, the November elections will be Read More

No Picture
Op-Ed

Marching to the Ballot Box

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist It is inaccurate for newscasters to say, “In the aftermath of the recent racial turmoil in Ferguson, Mo., calm and peace has now been restored.” Peace is not the absence of violence, war, inhumanity or oppression. Peace is Read More