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MSNBC Moves Al Sharpton To Sunday Mornings

Reverend Al Sharpton, who has hosted an early-evening program onMSNBC for four years, is moving to a once-a-week perch at the NBCUniversal-owned cable-news network as it seeks to focus more intently on breaking-news coverage and less on partisan viewpoint and opinion. The last edition of Sharpton’s weekday program, “PoliticsNation,” will air Friday, September 4, according to a memo sent Wednesday evening to ...

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Judges Assigned to Rule on Makeup of Corrine Brown’s Congressional District

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief After the Florida Republican-dominated state legislature failed to redraw Rep. Corrine Brown’s congressional district and seven others that had been gerrymandered to favor Republicans, a three-judge federal panel was named this week to do the job for them. Brown, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, was elated by the decision. “This is where we need to be,” she ...

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In Iowa, Sanders Says He Will Address Racial Divisions

Ken Thomas, ASSOCIATED PRESS   LONG GROVE, Iowa (AP) — After bounding atop a blue trailer in a community park, Bernie Sanders quickly reminded people here that Iowa had helped elect the nation’s first black president. The next step, he said, is addressing racial discrimination and the recent shootings of unarmed blacks by law enforcement. “I know that I speak for all of you that we are sick and tired of rea ...

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In a Change from 2008, Clinton Talking Often about Race

Bill Barrow - GREENVILLE, South Carolina (AP) In her second bid for the presidency, Hillary Rodham Clinton is discussing “systemic racism” and making the issue a hallmark of her campaign, as she looks to connect with the black voters who supported rival Barack Obama in 2008. At multiple stops in South Carolina this week, the former secretary of state and current Democratic front-runner in the 2016 president ...

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Ferguson Hires Black Interim Police Chief

By Frederick H. Lowe Ferguson, Missouri, the scene of a violent rebellion following the shooting death of unarmed black teenager by one of the St. Louis suburb’s cops, has hired an interim police chief, its second in four months since Thomas Jackson, the city’s long-term chief resigned in March. Andre Anderson, who has been with the Glendale, Arizona, police department for 24 years, took a six-month leave o ...

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Reflections: Mayor Alvin Brown Speaks on the Past Four Years

Mayor Alvin Brown recently spoke exclusively with the Free Press’s Lynn Jones answering questions on the past four years and advancements made during his administration. Visit www.jacksonvillefreepress.com under Politics to read what Jacksonville’s first African-American Mayor had to say about his administration and the indellible mark he left on Jacksonville, Florida. “What has been your biggest accomplish ...

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Donald Trump: African American Youth Have Lost Their Spirit

On the same day that a New Hampshire poll put Donald Trump second in the race to be the Republican Party's nominee for president in 2016, the New York mogul said that African-American youths had "no spirit" and blamed Barack Obama for dividing the country. Mr Trump was talking at the annual dinner of the Maryland GOP on 23 June, which state officials said would draw in over $100,000 for the party in the Nor ...

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Mayor Curry Announces Key Appointments

Mayor Lenny Curry has appointed Kerri Stewart as his Chief-of-Staff; former City Councilman Dr. Johnny Gaffney as the Mayor’s Liaison to Boards and Commissions; former City Councilwoman E. Denise Lee as Director of Blight Initiatives; and Latanya Peterson as a member of the intergovernmental affairs staff. “As I continue to fill critical staff positions the appointments included in today’s announcement repr ...

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Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Restore Voting Rights Act

By Zenitha Prince Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper Legislation that would retool and restore the Voting Rights Act was introduced in Congress on June 24. Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced the “Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015” in the Senate. Reps. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and Terri Sewell (D-Ala.) of the Congressional Black Caucus; Cong ...

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Black GOP Leaders Attempt to Engage Black Voters

By James Wright Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper Black voters have been safely in the Democratic column for nearly eight decades but that is not going to stop Republicans from trying to win their votes in 2016. The Republicans control the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives as well as 31 out of the 50 state governorships. However, they want control of the White House in 201 ...

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