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African American Jobs Threatened

African American Jobs Threatened

By Clint Confehr NASHVILLE, TN — Nearly 300 employees of a financial services business in Davidson County would lose their jobs or have work hours cut if Metro’s Council enacts a proposed ordinance to restrict operating [...]

Today’s Activists: Heirs of Civil Rights Movement

Today’s Activists: Heirs of Civil Rights Movement

But Tensions Exist Between the Two Generations By Barrington M. Salmon Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer The 17-year-old’s death in Sanford, Florida, crystallized in a lot of young people’s minds that black and [...]

Mayor Signs Executive Order for Diversity Committee

Mayor Signs Executive Order for Diversity Committee

NASHVILLE, TN — Mayor Karl Dean signed an executive order to create a Diversity Advisory Committee to help ensure that Metro Government’s workforce reflects Nashville’s rich diversity. “The more our workforce reflects the diverse cultures in our community, the [...]

Tau Lambda Chapter Held Scholarship Dinner

Tau Lambda Chapter Held Scholarship Dinner

NASHVILLE, TN — The Tau Lambda Chapter Education Foundation of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. celebrated 34 years at its Annual Scholarship Luncheon held on December 6 at the Nashville Marriott Hotel. The Keynote Speaker was Mark S. Tillman, the [...]

NAACP Statement on Explosion Near Colorado Springs Branch

NAACP Statement on Explosion Near Colorado Springs Branch

BALTIMORE, Md. – The NAACP has released the following statement regarding an ongoing investigation into an explosion near the Colorado Springs Branch. No injuries were reported in what is believed to be an explosion near the [...]

Russell Simmons: The “Who Polices the Police?” Interview with Kam Williams

Russell Simmons: The “Who Polices the Police?” Interview with Kam Williams

“Rush” to Judgment: Hip-Hop Icon Seeks Solution to Rash of Police Shootings Russell Simmons has been very active as of late in the Black Lives Matter movement, and not merely as a participant on the picket [...]

Obama’s Cuban Revolution: What it Means for Afro-Cubans

Obama’s Cuban Revolution: What it Means for Afro-Cubans

by Karen Juanita Carrillo Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News President Obama’s surprise announcement that the United States will normalize relations with the government of Cuba leaves many questions open about how [...]

Study: Cuts Pushed by IMF Spurred Ebola Crisis in West Africa

Study: Cuts Pushed by IMF Spurred Ebola Crisis in West Africa

Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Spending cuts, pushed by an international lender, “weakened health-care systems in the West African region,” leaving the countries “underfunded, insufficiently staffed and poorly prepared.” In a [...]

Funk Man of the Year for Tribune, Nashville

Funk Man of the Year for Tribune, Nashville

By Clint Confehr District Attorney Glenn R. Funk is The Tennessee Tribune’s Man of the Year. The reason is clear and succinct. “In the last 26 years the Nashville District Attorney’s office employed primarily young white [...]

How Music is Fueling the #BlackLivesMatter Movement

How Music is Fueling the #BlackLivesMatter Movement

By Deonna Anderson Special to the NNPA from VoiceWaves / New America Media LONG BEACH, Calif — I still remember the first time I heard Lupe Fiasco’s “All Black Everything.” I was in my apartment in [...]

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