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Obama Says Civil Rights Movement Opened Door for his Election

Obama Says Civil Rights Movement Opened Door for his Election

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, Texas (NNPA) –With civil rights legends Andrew Young, John Lewis and Julian Bond and Jesse Jackson looking on, President Barack Obama on Thursday credited the Civil Rights Movement and [...]

Council Members Endorse McGuire for Primary Election

Council Members Endorse McGuire for Primary Election

By Jason Luntz The race for the Davidson County District Attorney’s office in the May 6 primary election is getting close scrutiny from the African-American community. It is the District Attorney who decides which criminal cases [...]

Clarksville Attorney Enters Montgomery County Juvenile Court Judge Race

Clarksville Attorney Enters Montgomery County Juvenile Court Judge Race

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.– On March 29 Dr. Merriel Bullock-Neal will officially announce her candidacy for Montgomery County, Tennessee Juvenile Court Judge. The celebration will take place at The Custom House Museum, located at 200 South Second St. at 1 [...]

Poll Officials Needed for May, August and November Davidson County Elections

Poll Officials Needed for May, August and November Davidson County Elections

State employees and MNPS teachers now eligible due to election law changes NASHVILLE, Tenn. –March 19, 2014 – The Davidson County Election Commission is recruiting poll officials to staff its voting locations for elections in May, August [...]

Black Republican Sen. Tim Scott Disappoints Some Howard University Students

Black Republican Sen. Tim Scott Disappoints Some Howard University Students

By Taryn Finley Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper Sen. Tim Scott’s (R-S.C.) legacy as the seventh out of nine African-Americans to be elected to the U.S. Senate was enough to impress about 100 [...]

Mike Lee: Obamacare Delays Represent ‘Shameless Power Grab’

Mike Lee: Obamacare Delays Represent ‘Shameless Power Grab’

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) said Sunday that President Barack Obama’s decisions to postpone the implementation of portions of the Affordable Care Act represent a “shameless power grab” by his administration. Speaking on “Fox News Sunday,” Lee [...]

Holder Endorses Voting Rights for Returning Citizens

Holder Endorses Voting Rights for Returning Citizens

By James Wright Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said that laws prohibiting returning citizens from voting even after they serve their sentences are wrong. “By perpetuating the stigma [...]

President Obama Visits Nashville High School

President Obama Visits Nashville High School

By Jason Luntz Nashville, TN – Over 1,500 people packed the gymnasium at McGavock High School to hear President Barack Obama speak on Jan. 30. Nashville was the President’s last stop in a post-State of the [...]

NAACP Statement on the State of the Union Address

NAACP Statement on the State of the Union Address

(Washington, DC) – The NAACP has released the following statements regarding this week’s State of the Union Address. From Roslyn M. Brock, Chairman of the NAACP Board of Directors: “Tonight we heard President Obama issue a [...]

McGavock High School Lies Quiet, Outside Nashville, Awaiting Presidential Visit

McGavock High School Lies Quiet, Outside Nashville, Awaiting Presidential Visit

By Howard M. Romaine On mapquest,  McGavock lies halfway between downtown Nashville, and Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage. A huge place by this writer’s standards, with 14 acres under roof, and way over 2,000 students, it was calm on [...]

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