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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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World campaign focuses on Shell oil spill in Nigeria

World campaign focuses on Shell oil spill in Nigeria

Niger Delta, Nigeria is home to the biggest oil spill in the world.

400 million gallons of oil have been spilled as a result of reckless oil production. An area half the size of Florida is completely contaminated. Royal Dutch Shell is the biggest contributor to this historic pollution; they own and operate 50 percent of all the oil wells and pipelines in the area.

 

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Why student loan rates matter

Katie is a student in elementary education at Minnesota State University-Mankato who started out with a good plan to pay for her college education, including work study and some help from her parents. Katie’s well-laid plan fell apart when her mother suffered disabling injuries in an accident and Katie had to help care for her.

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Community leaders fight for Champion's seat

Community leaders fight for Champion's seat

State Sen. Linda Higgins (DFL-59) recently announced she would not be running for reelection in the legislature, but will be pursuing a spot on the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners.

(Pictured) State Rep. Bobby Joe Champion (DFL-59B) is hoping to win her seat in the senate, leaving his spot in the State House up for grabs. Many candidates are ready to fill Champion’s seat at the Minnesota State Capitol.

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Fred Hammond leads Ties Never Broken Campaign

Inspired by President Barack Obama’s 2010 Father’s Day address, Fathers Incorporated (FI) launched its Ties Never Broken campaign. Fathers Incorporated, a not-for-profit organization in New York is committed to eliminating fatherlessness and increasing the commitment of men to become mentors. The Ties Never Broken campaign is symbolized by the social marketing icon of a “blue bow tie.”

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Campaign 2012: Obama for America New Television Ad: “Go”

CHICAGO, IL -- Obama for America today released a new television ad titled “Go” -- which details President Obama’s commitment to the American worker and belief that a strong and growing economy that's built to last starts with returning to the basic values of fairness and opportunity that made our country great.

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Leverage Vikings Stadium for our education, workforce and business development interests

Leverage Vikings Stadium for our education, workforce and business development interests

The horse trading at the Legislature and the Governor’s office should include three things that mean growth and opportunity for our community. Our legislative delegations should support the Vikings Stadium Bill to support the development of our community and our future.

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Campaign 2012: Obama for America Video: “Newt Gingrich: Frankly, not Mitt Romney's biggest supporter”

Will Newt Gingrich throw his support behind Mitt Romney or will he begrudgingly fall in line with everyone else?

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Homeland security sets Somalia TPS designation

WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has re-designated Somalia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and has extended the existing TPS designation for Somalia from Sept. 18, 2012 through March 17, 2014, allowing eligible nationals of Somalia to register or re-register for TPS in accordance with the Federal Register notice.

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