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Obama: ‘We Can’t Deport Eleven Million People’

Obama: ‘We Can’t Deport Eleven Million People’

By Clint Confehr NASHVILLE, TN — Responding to immigrants’ fear that the next administration will revoke a new White House policy calling for voluntary registration by people who’ve come to the United States illegally, President Barrack [...]

Pumps in Politics

Pumps in Politics

Pumps in Politics Internship Program High school girls and college women interested in politics now have a chance to be immersed in the industry. The founders of the popular, Nashville-based radio show Pumps & Politics, have [...]

Martin Elected Vice Mayor of Columbia

Martin Elected Vice Mayor of Columbia

By Clint Confehr COLUMBIA, TN — Voters here elected an African-American woman to be sworn in Jan. 6 given her Nov. 4 victory over the incumbent with more than 55 percent of the vote. Council member [...]

Loretta Lynch Nominated as Next U.S. Attorney General

Loretta Lynch Nominated as Next U.S. Attorney General

Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News President Barack Obama nominates U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General replacing Eric Holder. The announcement was made at the White House on Saturday. In [...]

Deep Voter Pessimism and Lack of Economic Agenda from Democrats, Not Just Structural Obstacles, Drove GOP Gains in 2014

Deep Voter Pessimism and Lack of Economic Agenda from Democrats, Not Just Structural Obstacles, Drove GOP Gains in 2014

Washington, D.C. — The 2014 elections mark the third consecutive midterm in which voters opposed the party controlling the White House and flipped partisan control of a branch of Congress. But Republicans were successful elsewhere too, in [...]

Race and Beyond: Why Young, Minority, and Low-Income Citizens Don’t Vote

Race and Beyond: Why Young, Minority, and Low-Income Citizens Don’t Vote

By Sam Fulwood III  On Tuesday, voters across the United States cast their ballots in the 2014 midterm elections. As with any election, there are winners and losers. But, dear reader, this column offers neither post-election [...]

Obama, Cooper ‘get along great’

Obama, Cooper ‘get along great’

By Clint Confehr NASHVILLE — President Barack Obama and U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper of Nashville share two personality traits that helped develop an affinity between the two men, according to the congressman. “We have a similar [...]

An Hour with Congressman Jim Cooper

An Hour with Congressman Jim Cooper

By Clinton B Confehr U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper of Nashville visited The Tennessee Tribune Building Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, for a news interview with Clint Confehr, a reporter/writer/photographer whose stories and pictures are published in the [...]

Women in NAACP

Women in NAACP

  It’s going to be a hat fight! Don’t miss the ladies of Pumps & Politics modeling in the Women in NAACP hat fashion show, where women of Nashville will be modeling the best in hat [...]

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 [...]

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