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NAACP names interim president/CEO

NAACP names interim president/CEO

BY FREDERICK H. LOWE TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE The NAACP, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, has named Derrick Johnson, formerly the vice chair of its board of directors, interim president and CEO, succeeding Cornell William Brooks who was not offered a new contract when his old one expired on June 30. Brooks was named […]

The summer of our discontent

The summer of our discontent

Trump’s troubled presidency prompts a look at other political heat waves. BY DAVID GOLDSTEIN MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU/TNS WASHINGTON – The nation’s capital hasn’t seen a summer like this in at least a generation. There’s growing talk that President Donald Trump might try to pull strings to remove Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating whether his […]

WHAT’S YOUR SCORE?

WHAT’S YOUR SCORE?

Lack of knowledge about playing the credit game costs Black Americans billions of dollars in higher interest rates, fees, and other costs. FROM THE TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE Sharae Newton (not her real name) has made many mistakes that damaged her credit score. They include running up debt as a college student, especially student loans. […]

‘MUSLIM TRAVEL BAN’

‘MUSLIM TRAVEL BAN’

Trump loses, wins The Trump administration’s travel ban suffered another legal setback Wednesday when the U.S. Supreme Court sided with a federal judge in Hawaii, temporarily exempting grandparents and other extended family members from the directive. Other disputed parts of the ban stand until the court meets in October. (OLIVIER DOULIERY/ABACA PRESS/TNS)

Targeting Obama’s legacy

Targeting Obama’s legacy

So far, Trump’s largely failed BY DAVID LAUTER TRIBUNE WASHINGTON BUREAU / TNS WASHINGTON – Rarely has a president taken office so focused on undoing his predecessor’s works as Donald Trump. Six months in, he has little to show. Monday brought twin blows. Not only did the Affordable Care Act survive another Republican repeal effort, […]

24 minorities are in senior Senate jobs

24 minorities are in senior Senate jobs

It appears little is being done to boost the numbers of top staffers on the Hill. BY WILLIAM DOUGLAS MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU/TNS WASHINGTON – Of the Senate’s 336 top staff jobs — the kind that carry six-figure salaries and behind-the-scenes clout — just 24 were held by people of color during the last Congress. U.S. […]

Study: Blacks lead in Bible engagement, beliefs

Study: Blacks lead in Bible engagement, beliefs

The results of the latest State of the Bible survey by American Bible Society showed African-Americans are more engaged with the Bible than any other group. Among African-Americans, 71 percent are considered Bible engaged or Bible friendly compared to just 58 percent of all Americans. A small segment of African-Americans, just 6 percent, has hostile feelings […]

Poll shows Hillary Clinton still unpopular

Poll shows Hillary Clinton still unpopular

BY JOHN MCCORMICK BLOOMBERG NEWS/TNS CHICAGO — For a president with historically low poll numbers, Donald Trump can at least find solace in this: Hillary Clinton is doing worse. Trump’s 2016 Democratic rival is viewed favorably by just 39 percent of Americans in the latest Bloomberg National Poll, two points lower than the president. It’s […]

Trump ‘fraud’ query paused

Trump ‘fraud’ query paused

Voter information request on hold BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Local elections officials are trying to talk voters out of unregistering, as privacy concerns continue to mount in response to a special commission created by President Donald Trump. Fears about data breaches and identity theft – or flat-out aversion to […]

Cop acquitted in Castile shooting leaves police department

Cop acquitted in Castile shooting leaves police department

BY CHAO XIONG STAR TRIBUNE/TNS MINNEAPOLIS – The city of St. Anthony has entered a separation agreement with Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez, who was acquitted last month in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile. “In order to serve the public interest and quickly assure the public that Officer Yanez will not continue as a St. […]