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Former NNPA Chairman Dorothy Leavell Reflects on the Black Press
August 2, 2019
“The chairman has a direct responsibility for their membership and to be speaking for them in every way to make sure that their rights, their names, and all, are brought to the forefront of other publishers that comprise the board, and to develop policies,” Leavell said. ... read more »
The Walking Dead: Public Policy is Problematic for People of Color
February 7, 2019
“Once you get a felony conviction, your life is practically ruined based off of the current laws on the books in many states,” said nationally-recognized civil rights attorney Benjamin L. Crump. “It is as if you are walking dead, but they just haven’t given you the death certificate.” ... read more »
Success on the Way: Update – Transgender LGBT Rights
August 25, 2016
Some weeks back I wrote to you regarding transgender (LGBT) rights in U.S. public schools. The way that came about was that President Obama administration issued a directive on transgender rights to public schools from the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice. ... read more »
50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act: Does your vote really matter?
August 12, 2015
On August 6 1965, the Voting Rights Act (VRA) was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson. August 6, 2015 will mark the 50th year anniversary since African American citizens overcame the prevention of the right to vote, and obtained the right to be seen as equal. The Act was signed to create long-lasting change, however questions remain on whether or not people have taken full advantage of what was obtained or whether or not our vote matters. ... read more »
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