Famed SC civil rights protesters have convictions erased

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ROCK HILL (AP) – The convictions of nine South Carolina Black men who integrated a whites-only lunch counter during the height of the civil rights movement were tossed out Wednesday during an emotional hearing before a packed courtroom. “We cannot rewrite history, but we can right history,” Judge Mark Hayes said as he made the […]

New Education Official Wants to Reform NCLB

John King Jr., the new deputy secretary for the Department of Education, wants to reform the No Child Left Behind Act. (Freddie Allen/NNPA)

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – John King, Jr., a highly-respected educator from New York City, says that teachers saved his life and in his new post as the deputy secretary at the Department of Education, he wants all children to have the support in school that he had growing up. Both of King’s parents were life-long educators. […]

Utah Rep. Becomes First Black Woman Republican In Congress

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SALT LAKE CITY — Mia Love of Utah became the first Black female Republican in Congress this nonth as she was sworn in along with 57 other freshmen members of the U.S. House. Rep. Love, the 39-year-old former mayor of Saratoga Springs, was elected in November in Utah’s 4th District. She already has started making […]

Comedian Sinbad To Speak To ‘IndiviZlbe’

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OAK PARK — Comedian and actor Sinbad will open up IndiviZible’s Speakers Series for 2015. He will appear at the organization’s meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26 at the Guild Theater in Oak Park. Sinnbad’s exposure on “Star Search” led to a featured role on the short-lived comedy series “The Redd Foxx Show” […]

Lawmakers pursue right-to-die for terminally ill California patients after high-profile death

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SACRAMENTO (AP) — California lawmakers are pursuing right-to-die legislation after the highly publicized death of a young woman with brain cancer who moved to Oregon to legally end her life. The proposal would allow doctors to prescribe life-ending medication nearly a decade after similar legislation failed. Terminally ill patients can legally take their lives in […]

Sagging Pants of Today Could Hurry Hip Replacements of Tomorrow

Michael Gerdine, DC of West End Chiropractic, recently moved into his Central West End location next to his detail shop at Boyle and Laclede in St. Louis. (Courtesy of St. Louis American)

ST. LOUIS (NNPA) – Some of the same activities and behaviors that can cause disease can cause health problems in your bones, joints and your neuromuscular system. “For every one pound of weight that you gain, you put three pounds of pressure on your knees; so the opposite of that is, for every pound that […]

Scholar says race-neutral approach needed for affirmative action

Sheryll Cashin, a professor of law at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. advocates for “place-based” affirmative action policies in education. (Freddie Allen/NNPA)

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the wake of unrelenting law suits seeking to abolish affirmative action coupled with nearly half of all universities dropping consideration of race as a factor in college admissions, it is time to shift gears and devise a less objectionable race-neutral approach that will diversify higher education, says a noted Black law […]

Black Unemployment Rate Headed for Single Digits

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WASHINGTON (NNPA) – After three consecutive months of the economy adding more than 25,000 jobs, the Black unemployment rate could dip below 10 percent by mid-2015 if current trends continue, says Valerie Wilson, an economist and director of the Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy (PREE) at Economic Policy Institute. When Wilson analyzed the […]

Analyst: California governor underestimates revenues by $2B

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SACRAMENTO (AP) — California is likely to collect as much as $2 billion more in taxes in the new fiscal year than Gov. Jerry Brown predicted when he presented his record $113 billion state spending plan last week, according to an independent budget analysis released Tuesday. That means more money for schools and more reason […]

Mayor to share his vision for Sacramento at 2015 State of The City Address

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson’s election as president of NCBM affirmed by judge.

SACRAMENTO – Mayor Kevin Johnson will share his “clear vision for the future of Sacramento” during his 2015 State of the City Address, set for Thursday, January 29. The event is scheduled to run 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, located at 1515 J Street. The event is free and Mayor Johnson invites […]