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Nia Franklin Wins Miss America, Another Black Girl Rocks  
September 13, 2018
“I grew up at a predominately Caucasian school and there was only five percent minority, and I felt out of place so much because of the color of my skin,” Franklin said. “But growing up, I found my love of arts, and through music that helped me to feel positive about myself and about who I was.”  ... read more »
Dallas Officer Arrested on Manslaughter Warrant
September 13, 2018
A White Dallas police officer was arrested Sunday on a manslaughter charge in the off-duty shooting of a Black neighbor whose apartment she says she mistook for her own. ... read more »
Family of Unarmed Man Killed By Police Settles for $13 Million
September 13, 2018
The city of Lakewood, Washington, its police chief and two officers have agreed to pay $13 million to the family of an unarmed Black man who was killed four years ago as he clutched his 4-year-old son following a four-hour standoff. ... read more »
White Female Off-Duty Cop Gets Manslaughter for Killing Black Man, After Illegally Entering his Home
September 10, 2018
  DALLAS (AP) — A white Dallas police officer was arrested Sunday on a manslaughter charge in the off-duty shooting of a black neighbor whose apartment she says she mistook for her own. ... read more »
Photo of the Day: Miss New York Nia Imani Franklin, Wins Miss America Pageant
September 10, 2018
“These changes, I think, will be great for our organization,” she said. “I’ve already seen so many young women reaching out to me personally as Miss New York asking how they can get involved because I think they feel more empowered that they don’t have to do things such as walk in a swimsuit for a scholarship. ... read more »
Former GOP Chair Steele Says He Knows Identity of Op-Ed Writer
September 7, 2018
In an NNPA Newswire exclusive, Steele said the damning New York Times op-ed by a senior Trump administration official was likely written by a team of the president’s trusted hierarchy and it’s a clear signal that America is now witnessing a White House in utter chaos. ... read more »
Retired Judges: Cosby Should Get Probation
September 6, 2018
The comedian and his legal teams have all been critical of Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O’Neill, but if O’Neill follows the guidelines that two retired judges have laid out to NNPA Newswire, Cosby might never see the inside of a prison cell. ... read more »
WATCH: Senator Cory Booker explains why he released confidential documents regarding supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh
September 6, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) today ... previously marked Committee confidential from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s time as White House Counsel under President George W. ... read more »
Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Appeal Request Continued
September 6, 2018
The district attorney's office turned over a document Monday that the defense says could show State Supreme Court Justice Ronald Castille was personally involved in the case. The judge Thursday ordered the parties to continue searching for additional documents before he hears arguments in October. ... read more »
Colin Kaepernick Becomes the Face of Nike’s “Just Do It” Ad 
September 6, 2018
Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has become a member of Nike’s campaign for the 30th anniversary of their slogan “Just Do It.” ... read more »
Two from Southland Arrested in MS-13 Gang Sweep
September 6, 2018
Most of the defendants were arrested in the Central Valley town of Mendota, east of Fresno, where at least two MS-13 ``cliques'' affiliated with the Los Angeles branch of the gang ... read more »
NNPA EXCLUSIVE: Cosby Spokesman Salutes Geoffrey Owens; Slams Hollywood
September 6, 2018
Hollywood’s biggest names, including Tyler Perry, Halle Berry and Patton Oswalt, have all joined a growing list of celebrities speaking up for former Cosby Show actor Geoffrey Owens who was shamed on social media for working at a Trader Joe’s in New Jersey. ... read more »
Obama to receive award, give speech at University of Illinois
September 6, 2018
The award honors the legacy of Douglas, who served in the U.S. Senate from 1949 to 1967. ... read more »
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