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President Obama To Speak At UL Confab

     WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will address the National Urban League Conference on July 25 in New Orleans.     The conference by one of the nation's oldest civil rights organizations is focused on increasing employment for African-Americans, who now face a jobless rate of 13.6 percent, nearly 5 percentage points higher than the nat...

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Get Ready To Vote 2012


Get Ready To Vote 2012
Photo By Brenda J. Turner/KACOM.COM

Published: Saturday, July 14, 2012 11:09 AM EDT

The Rev. Al Sharpton (second from left), head of the National Action Network and host of MSNBC’s Politics Nation, stands with participants following a session of his NAN Ministers Division “Voter Engagement Tour” on July 10 at Salem Baptist Church. The goal of the na
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STATEMENT FROM NNPA CHAIRMAN CLOVES CAMPBELL, JR

Published: Monday, July 2, 2012 8:23 AM EDT

“The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday upholding the constitutionality of the historic Affordable Care Act is not only a victory for President Obama, but a major win for all Americans, especially African Americans and other people of color. The uninsured rate for Blacks is 28.8 percent and 30.7 per
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City of Atlanta Opens All Swimming Pools, Cooling Stations to Keep Atlanta Citizens Cool

ATLANTA – In response to the high temperatures expected this weekend, Mayor Kasim Reed, the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department (AFRD), Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs (DPRCA) and the Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services have opened five cooling stations this weekend to ensure that Atlanta’s residents have a safe place to stay coo...

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SBC Elects First Black President

     Recently, the Rev. Fred Luter, pastor of New Orleans’ Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, was elected as the first Black president of the 16-million-member Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) during their annual meeting in New Orleans. The two-day annual meeting’s theme was “Jesus: To the neighborhood and the nations.”     The previous SBC pre...

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