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Black Press called ‘essential’ to future

    Black Press called ‘essential’ to future

(Above: Photo by Ann Ragland, NNPA From left to right: NNPA Convention Co-Chair Terry Jones; NNPA President Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr.; Bahamas Deputy Prime Minister Philip E. Davis; Convention Co-Chair

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Attorney: Friend, not partner, found Bobbi Kristina Brown face-down in tub

    Attorney: Friend, not partner, found Bobbi Kristina Brown face-down in tub

In photo: In this Feb. 12, 2011, file photo, singer Whitney Houston, left, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive at an event in Beverly Hills, Calif. Messages of support were

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Colorado NAACP office vows vigilance after blast near office

    Colorado NAACP office vows vigilance after blast near office

In photo: Investigators look over the aftermath of a homemade explosive, which was placed need the Colorado Springs chapter of the NAACP, January 6, 2015. (Christian Murdock/The Colorado Springs Gazette/AP)

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Edward Brooke, 1st black elected U.S. senator, dies

    Edward Brooke, 1st black elected U.S. senator, dies

Former Massachusetts Sen. Edward William Brooke speaks in the Rotunda on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, during a ceremony where he received the Congressional Gold Medal. (AP

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Elected Black Republicans Not Expected to be a Plus for the Community

  Elected Black Republicans Not Expected to be a Plus for the Community

In photo: Mia Love will represent Utah’s U.S. House 4th District in a state where Blacks account for just 1.3

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Analysis finds successful colleges for graduating low-income black students

  Analysis finds successful colleges for graduating low-income black students

Winston-Salem State University makes auxiliary list We name 23 schools that have shown great success at graduating more than 50

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Cleveland boy Tamir Rice was shot once by officer, autopsy finds

  Cleveland boy Tamir Rice was shot once by officer, autopsy finds

In photo: Tamir Rice, who was shot by police in Cleveland The Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — A 12-year-old boy

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Witnesses: Another Unarmed African-American Shot by Police

  Witnesses: Another Unarmed African-American Shot by Police

In photo: Cedric Bartee Police have urged the public not to jump to conclusions after an officer shot an African-American man that witnesses say

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Protests erupt after decision in N.Y. chokehold death

  Protests erupt after decision in N.Y. chokehold death

In photo: People lie on the ground at Grand Central Terminal after it was announced that the New York City

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: White people feel targeted by the Ferguson protests — Welcome to our world

  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: White people feel targeted by the Ferguson protests — Welcome to our world

By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for Time Distributed via NNPA In 1971, a riot broke out at the Attica Correctional Facility in New

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