‘You’re Fired Donald Trump’ is the message from Macy’s and NBC

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(CNN) Macy’s is pulling Donald Trump brand merchandise from its stores after the Republican presidential candidate’s recent controversial remarks created a public uproar. The department store has come under intense pressure to cut ties with the real estate magnate and businessman after he referred to immigrants from Mexico and other countries “killers and rapists.” In a […]

Removing Flag May Get Done, But Not Now

The Confederate Flag from the Capitol grounds Richman,  South Carolina. photo source: flickr user/Jason Lander

By Barney Blakeney Special to the NNPA from The Charleston Chronicle The heinous June 17 massacre of nine African American worshippers at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston by a white supremacist spewing hatred for Blacks has spawned a renewed demand for removal of the Confederate Flag from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds. But surprisingly […]

First mortgages up nearly 80% in first quarter

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Mortgage originations are booming, increasing nearly 75% from last year, according to data from the latest Equifax (EFX) National Consumer Credit Trends Report. Majority of the growth is attributed to first mortgages, which grew 79.9% versus the first quarter of 2014 to $430 billion. “The drop in mortgage rates that began in the fourth quarter […]

Patriotic Pancakes at Original Pancake House this weekend

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Yes generally July 4th is all about BBQ and picnic food. However, man can not live by grilled hot dogs alone! Start your holiday weekend with a bang by heading over to The Original Pancake House for festive red, white and blue pancakes. When you upgrade your favorite, made from scratch buttermilk pancakes with strawberries, […]

Historical African American church burned for second time

A fire broke out at the Mt. Zion AME Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina, June 30, 2015. Image: Clarendon County Fire Department

A historically black church in South Carolina with a history of being targeted caught fire Tuesday night and investigators were trying to determine the cause, according to officials and reports. Officials said investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms were on scene at Mt. Zion AME Church in Greeleyville, SC, but the cause […]

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Restore Voting Rights Act

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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 […]

NAACP Sponsors Panel, March and Rally in Shelby County on 2nd Anniversary of Supreme Court Decision Gutting Voting Rights Act

Rally in front of Shelby County courthouse participants holding up signs of states covered by the Voting Rights Act. (Courtesy Photo)

by John Zippert Special to the NNPA from the Greene County Democrat The Shelby County Chapter of the NAACP with support from the statewide organization and many partners held a panel, march, rally and church services this weekend to remember the second anniversary of the Shelby vs. Holder decision by the U. S. Supreme Court […]

Whites Still Live in ‘State of Denial’ on Race

South Garland High School still use the image of the old. southern confederate colonial as their mascot.  Today many students still use the Confederate flag to symbolize the school's "southern culture" with little to no backlash from students or parents. However, South Garland High School and the GISD refuse to recognize the flag. The school still uses the song "Dixie" as the school's fight song to this day.
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By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley is fond of saying, “Slavery was America’s original sin, and racism remains its unresolved dilemma.” But the unwillingness to face up to the raw racism that led to the murder of nine African Americans attending Bible study at a church in Charleston, S.C. proves […]

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