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Waters Outlines Agenda in First Policy Speech as Committee Chairwoman

Written by the NNPA WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, delivered the following remarks during her first policy speech...

Black History Month: Two Centuries of Black History and the Black Press

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia In the March 2018 story, “Race News: Chronicling the Black Press and fight for Justice,” journalist Tony Pecinovsky noted that...

MLK Holiday Offers Stage For Democratic Hopefuls

By ELANA SCHOR and MEG KINNARD, Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As Americans commemorated Martin Luther King Jr., Democratic presidential hopefuls fanned out across the...

Little-Known Facts about MLK

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia As the nation commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s holiday, some may find interesting tidbits of little-known or...

D.C. Women’s March An All Inclusive Affair

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Thousands gathered Saturday to observe the third annual Women’s March in D.C. The group was diverse, representing many demographics, ages...

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COMMENTARY: Elected Enemies – The Government Shutdown That’s Crippling America

By Jeffrey L. Boney, NNPA Newswire Political Analyst Imagine having to choose between paying your mortgage and picking up the much-needed prescription for your health...

COMMENTARY: Don’t Let Predatory Tax Loans Take Your Refunds

By Charlene Crowell, NNPA Newswire Contributor For many consumers, the New Year brings an annual effort to file taxes early enough to help pay off...

COMMENTARY: Tennessee’s Distorted Moral Narrative and Commitment to Voter Suppression

By Dr. Earle J. Fisher, The New Tri-State Defender On Tuesday morning, January 8, 2019, hundreds of lawmakers made pledges and took oaths evoking themes...

Realizing Dr. King’s Dream for America in our Time

Submitted by Congressman Elijah Cummings Next Monday, Americans of conscience will once again come together to reaffirm our commitment to the legacy of Dr. Martin...

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Wendy Williams To Take Health-Related Break From TV Show

By LYNN ELBER , AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wendy Williams is taking an extended break from her TV talk show to deal...

Cardi B Is Getting Her 1st Las Vegas Residency

By The Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cardi B will have her first Las Vegas residency this spring. Palms Casino Resort announced Wednesday the 26-year-old...

Meek Mill, Jay-Z and Sports Owners Back Justice Reforms

By DEEPTI HAJELA , Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A coalition of big names in sports and entertainment is taking on criminal justice reform. Rappers...

Protests Planned at Screening of Michael Jackson Documentary

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Kelly’s accusers are having their say and so are those who accused Bill Cosby. And, in the era of...

SPORTS

1 Point Away, Serena Stunned by Pliskova at Australian Open

By HOWARD FENDRICH , AP Tennis Writer MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Four times, Serena Williams was only one point — a single point — from...

Meek Mill, Jay-Z and Sports Owners Back Justice Reforms

By DEEPTI HAJELA , Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A coalition of big names in sports and entertainment is taking on criminal justice reform. Rappers...

Saints’ Defensive Back Williams Faces Drunken Driving Charge

By The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints cornerback P.J. Williams has been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, among other...

LeBron, Pickle Juice Help Tiafoe Reach Australian Open QFs

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Tennis Writer MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Frances Tiafoe just kept shaking his head and calling the whole thing "crazy" and "unbelievable."...

RELIGION

Pioneering Black Catholic Bishop Buried in Mississippi

By The Associated Press BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners are saluting the legacy of the first African-American to lead a Catholic diocese in...

Celebrating Dr. King’s Legacy

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO In January, we pause and take a moment to reflect on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ...

Baltimore Church Leaders Handing Over Files Amid Abuse Probe

By DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — The Catholic archdiocese in Baltimore has delivered over 50,000 internal files to Maryland's top law enforcement official amid...

Pastor Shot To Death While Unlocking Mississippi Church

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A pastor in Mississippi's capital city was shot to death while unlocking his small church for worship services, and his...

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Rihanna refused to perform for the 2019 SuperBowl Halftime show. Cardi B quickly joined her in support of Colin Kaepernick’s taking a knee to bring attention to rampant police brutality in this country. Should the protest affect SuperBowl entertainment, or is that taking it too far?
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