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    The Government Shutdown: Another Storm for Black Farmers, Cooperatives, and Southern Rural Communities

    Written by NNPA Storm-weary Southern Farmers now face fresh economic fears amid a political storm which seems to have no end in sight. While there is no worry about wind or water this time, farmers still recovering...

    Kelly Accuser Says He Threatened To Reveal Her Sex Life

    By DEEPTI HAJELA, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly wrote a letter threatening to reveal embarrassing details of a woman's sexual history if she didn't drop a lawsuit accusing him of sexual abuse, the...

    Pastor Shot To Death While Unlocking Mississippi Church

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A pastor in Mississippi's capital city was shot to death while unlocking his small church for worship services, and his truck was stolen, police said. Anthony Longino, 62, was killed Sunday...

    South African School Accused of Racism over Classroom Photo

    By Christopher Torchia, The Associated Press The photograph <https://www.enca.com/news/nw-probe-racism-allegations-after-black-learners-seated-separately> of a South African classroom appeared to show Black and White children separated by race, stirring allegations of racism against a school that says it has moved a...

    Florida Pardons Groveland Four

    By Brendan Farrington, The Associated Press After a dramatic, hourlong meeting that recalled events from nearly seven decades ago, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state's three-member Cabinet granted posthumous pardons Jan. 11 to four African-American...

    Zimbabwe President Doubles Price of Gas As Fuel Crisis Bites

    By FARAI MUTSAKA,  Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's president has more than doubled the price of gasoline, hoping the increase will end severe shortages that are fueling public anger even as he departs...

    Freedom Trail Brings Back African-American Patriots Tours

    By The Associated Press The Freedom Trail in Boston is bringing back its African-American Patriots Tours in time for Black History Month. The tours celebrate the African-American patriots who played a vital role in the start...

    Bare-handed Surgeries as Zimbabwe’s Health System Collapses

    By Farai Mutsaka, The Associated Press A doctors' strike in Zimbabwe has crippled a health system that was already in intensive care from neglect. It mirrors the state of affairs in a country that was full of...

    Attorneys Prepare Uphill Battle to Win Freedom for Bill Cosby

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Bill Cosby’s lawyers have a date with the Pennsylvania Superior Court on Friday, Jan. 18. While nothing earth-shattering is expected, the briefing counts among the initial steps that the...

    Requests To Bring In Child Brides OK’d; Legal Under US Laws

    By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government...

    ‘The Lord has held my hand this whole time’ — Cyntoia Brown Granted Clemency

    Brown’s case has attracted national attention from criminal justice reform advocates, and attention has amped up as Haslam’s second and final term entered its final weeks. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian West and singer Rihanna...

    Fifty-Five Strong: The Largest Congressional Black Caucus Kicks Off the 116th Congress

    By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor As the new Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass (D-Calif.) was handed a large gavel from outgoing Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-La.) it became clear that the new CBC...

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