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    PRESS ROOM: Public Charge Rule Undermines Human Rights, Harms Families and Communities

    (December 10, 2018, Washington, DC) –Today, the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty joined the close to 190,000 other commenters in submitting a comment opposing the proposed “public charge rule,” that will prevent immigrant families...

    Cosby Lawyers Detail 11 Alleged Trial Errors As They Appeal

    By MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers detailed nearly a dozen alleged legal errors Tuesday, including the judge's decision to send the case to trial, as they appeal his sexual assault conviction...

    Michelle Obama Surprises Detroit Students at Motown Museum

    By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Michelle Obama surprised a group of Detroit college students on Tuesday afternoon, walking into the Motown Museum as the young men of color took part in a roundtable...

    Gunman Kills 4, Then Himself, After Mass at Brazil Cathedral

    By PETER PRENGAMAN and C.H. GARDINER, Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A man opened fire in a cathedral in southern Brazil after Mass on Tuesday, killing four and leaving four others injured before taking...

    Gazette Staff Among Time Magazine Honorees

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Many anticipated Time Magazine would name the current occupant of the White House their 2018 “Person of the Year.” Instead the venerable publication honored the entity Donald Trump has declared...

    Detroit NAACP Slams Michigan Republicans for Trying to Limit Democrats Power

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony isn’t taking the latest efforts by the outgoing Republican administration in Michigan sitting down. Anthony, who’s president of the NAACP in Detroit – the Civil...

    New Film Honors the Life of Harriet Tubman

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia When one speaks of freedom fighters, Harriet Tubman’s name should always be among the first – if not highlighted as a primary justice crusader. For it was on this...

    Ashanti Alert for Missing Adults Passes in U.S. Senate

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] The United States Senate unanimously passed the Ashanti Alert Act of 2018, a bill that could help find missing adults. Similar to the Amber Alerts issued for missing children, the...

    Frederick Douglass Global Fellow Returns ‘Empowered’ From South Africa

    By AFRO Staff A 20-year-old Albany University Biology major has returned from a study abroad trip in South Africa, an experience he describes as “extraordinary” and “empowering.” Chiagoziem “Sylvester” Agu, a Frederick Douglass Global Fellow of...

    Nobel Peace Winners Demand Action Against Sex Abuse

    By DAVID KEYTON, Associated Press OSLO, Norway (AP) — One of the winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize says the attention the prize has drawn to sexual violence against women in war zones must...

    The Growing and Disproportionate Imprisonment of Black Women in America

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Missy Venable (not her real name) said she has trouble sleeping at night. It’s not the typical case of insomnia. It’s the after effects of spending more than 7...

    Senate Passes Bill to Honor Baseball Pioneer Larry Doby

    By The Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The U.S. Senate has passed legislation to honor former Cleveland Indians center-fielder Larry Doby, the American League's first Black ballplayer, with the Congressional Gold Medal. Ohio Sens. Sherrod Brown,...

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