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Trayvon Martin’s Killer Back in Jail: George Zimmerman and wife lied about finances

Trayvon Martin’s Killer Back in Jail: George Zimmerman and wife lied about finances

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – After having his bond revoked by a judge who wonders whether he was deliberately misled by George Zimmerman and his wife, the admitted killer of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin remains confined to his cell  in the Polk County Correctional Facility in Sanford, Fla. this week facing serious credibility issues that could impact the outcome of his future trial.

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Obama for America Releases New Television Advertisement: “Jobs”

CHICAGO, IL -- Obama for America today released a new television advertisement called “Jobs” that asks Americans to join the President in calling on Congress to pass his commonsense bipartisan plan to create jobs now as we continue to recover from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression and rebuild an economy that's meant to last.

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Rybak, Glidden call on housing lenders to take responsibility for foreclosure impacts

Mayor R.T. Rybak and Council Member Elizabeth Glidden issued a joint statement calling on housing lenders to take responsibility for foreclosure impacts.

“It has become sadly too common for us to see our neighbors losing their homes.  This human tragedy is made worse when we forget the effect on families who feel lost in a sea of confusing red tape and bureaucratic hurdles.

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Media’s portrayal of Black youths contributes to racial tension

Media’s portrayal of Black youths contributes to racial tension

Special to the NNPA News Service
From Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Mainstream media often portray African-American youths, especially Black men and boys, as criminals, crime victims and predators. These stereotypes, according to social justice advocates, can create a racially-charged atmosphere that results in violence such as the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin.

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The Latin American Left: A work in progress

The Latin American Left: A work in progress

When Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner recently expropriated the Spanish oil company YPF, condemnation quickly blared out from the usual quarters. In a subsequent piece for the Washington Post, Juan Forero declared that the Latin American “radical left” is at a “crossroads,” and rounded up a posse of commentators to articulate some fairly predictable claims. Arturo Porzecanski, an Uruguayan economist at American University, asserted that “Populism is running out of gas in Latin America.”

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Popular talk show host embraces legalization of drugs as an option Says it would ease violence, killing of Black youth

 Popular talk show host embraces legalization of drugs as an option Says it would ease violence, killing of Black youth

Friday, May 18th at Sojourner-Douglass College in Baltimore, the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) convened a Town Hall Meeting on the "War on Drugs" and its devastating impact on Black communities. Nationally syndicated talk show host Warren Ballentine, Keynote Presenter for the event, told an attentive audience that "it's time to consider legalization to take the profit out of the drug traffic and stop the violence and killing in our communities." Ballentine's comments came after listening to a panel of local and national drug policy analysts and policy reform advocates detail the damaging effects of the War on Drugs and racially biased criminal justice policies on Black neighborhoods. The panel was moderated by Attorney Nkechi Taifa, Senior Policy Analyst, Open Society Foundations. 

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From Fingerprints to DNA: Biometric Data Collection in U.S. Immigrant Communities and Beyond

Washington D.C. - Today, the Immigration Policy Center (IPC) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) release From Fingerprints to DNA: Biometric Data Collection in U.S. Immigrant Communities and Beyond by Jennifer Lynch. The paper outlines the current state of U.S. government collection of biometric information and the problems that could arise from these growing databases of records.  It also points out how immigrant communities are immediately affected by the way this data is collected, stored, and shared.

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Will gay marriage divide Black electorate?

Will gay marriage divide Black electorate?

In this photo released by The White House, President Barack Obama participates in an interview Wednesday May 9 with Robin Roberts of ABC’s Good Morning America in the Cabinet Room of the White House. — THE WHITE HOUSE, PETE SOUZA

Special to the NNPA from the Philadelphia Tribune

Right on the heels of North Carolina becoming the 31st state in the Union to pass a ban on homosexual marriage, President Barack Obama announced his support of matrimony between same sex couples.

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Historic Capital Press Club elects new president, leadership team

Historic Capital Press Club elects new president, leadership team

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Award-winning journalist Hazel Trice Edney, editor-in-chief of the Trice Edney News Wire and President/CEO of Trice Edney Communications LLC, has been elected president of the historic Capital Press Club (CPC).

Capital Press Club leadership Team are pictured, left to right, President Emeritus Derrick Kenny; First Vice President Robyn Wilkes; President Hazel Trice Edney; and Second Vice President Sherrie Edwards-Lassister. Not pictured are Treasurer Joan Davion and Immediate Past President Nyree Wright.

 

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Voter registration and the 2012 election

Special to the NNPA from The Defenders Online

It’s as dependable as the rise and ebb of the tides.

If a national election is near, then it’s time to cast doubt on the commitment of Blacks and Latinos to turn out to vote. Despite their steady level of participation over the last two decades, and clear ratcheting-up of voting in the last six years, forecasts of a fall-off – or at least concern that it will occur – remain a staple of conventional political coverage.

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Open letter: Leaders embrace President Obama’s position on equality for gay and lesbian individuals

Reverend Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network, along with Julian Bond, Chairman Emeritus of NAACP, Melanie Campbell, President and CEO of the National Coalition for Black Civic Engagement, and Reverend Dr. Joseph Lowery, Civil Rights Icon and President Emeritus of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, released an open letter recently embracing President Obama’s position on equality for gay and lesbian individuals in this country.

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