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McConnell Details GOP Strategy to Derail Obama’s Last Two Years

McConnell Details GOP Strategy to Derail Obama’s Last Two Years

By Zenitha Prince Special to the NNPA from The Afro-American Newspaper If Republicans have their way, the last years of Barack Obama’s presidency will be a doozy. In an interview with Politico, Kentucky Republican Sen. Mitch [...]

Councilman Matthews Announces Candidacy

Councilman Matthews Announces Candidacy

NASHVILLE, TN — Nashville Councilman Lonnell Matthews Jr. has announced that he will run for an at-large seat on the Metro Council in 2015. Matthews, 33, who serves as the council’s District 1 North Nashville-area representative, [...]

CBC Leads Effort in Voting Rights Amendment

CBC Leads Effort in Voting Rights Amendment

By Stacy M. Brown Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) led a contingent of caucus members and other minority groups in a public plea to Republicans last [...]

President Obama Acts to Ease Student Loan Debt

President Obama Acts to Ease Student Loan Debt

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent From 2003 to 2014, student debt in America skyrocketed from $250 million to $1.2 trillion, surpassing credit card debt. As more students, especially Blacks students, rely on grants and loans [...]

Pumps in Poltics

Pumps in Poltics

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Pumps in Politics Summer Internship Program

Pumps in Politics Summer Internship Program

Do you have a love for politics? Are you currently a female high school or college student looking for an internship? Well, then you should apply for the Pumps in Politics Summer Internship Program.  We’re placing [...]

African-American Women Lawyers Obtain Historic Wins

African-American Women Lawyers Obtain Historic Wins

NASHVILLE, TN — Allegra Walker and Sheila Calloway are two hardworking African-American lawyers dedicated to bringing justice to the people they serve every day. Now, they are both making history in Nashville’s judicial system. Allegra is [...]

Obama Care Success Story

Obama Care Success Story

By: Judge Greg Mathis The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obama Care, was passed in 2010 and since then there has been a non-stop battle to destroy and discredit the legislation. Republicans [...]

NAACP Outraged Over Georgia’s New Gun Law

NAACP Outraged Over Georgia’s New Gun Law

by James Wright Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer The interim president of the NAACP on Friday excoriated Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal’s decision to sign a bill that allows gun owners to carry weapons [...]

Prominent Community Leaders Support Funk

Prominent Community Leaders Support Funk

By Jason Luntz NASHVILLE, TN — District Attorney Candidate Glenn Funk is good for the African-American community, at least according to a group of community leaders who personally endorsed Funk for the position. “I personally support [...]

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