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  • The Stan Simpson Show: Health Care Jobs, Hartford Shelter, Future Of The Media

    In the first segment, Stan talks with Scot X. Esdaile, president of the Connecticut chapter of the NAACP, and Muhammad Ansari, president of the Hartford chapter of the NAACP, about racial disparities in jobs held in the health care field. Next,...
  • Rush is on to prepare Americans for new voting laws

    WASHINGTON Less than two weeks before Americans go to the polls, a scramble is on to educate voters and election officials nationwide about a spate of new voting laws that could affect turnout and impact key gubernatorial and Senate races. The hodgepodge...
  • Fort Lauderdale wants to rename street in former commissioner's honor

    Fort Lauderdale wants to rename street in former commissioner's honor
    A section of Fort Lauderdale's Northwest Seventh Avenue, already renamed Avenue of the Arts, may soon have a longer name to honor a former city commissioner who died in April. Commissioners on Tuesday approved a resolution requesting that Broward County...
  • Mosher tells Mathews NAACP he wants to protect 'social safety net'

    MATHEWS — Democrat Norm Mosher told the NAACP in Mathews County on Monday night that the three legs of the "social safety net" — Medicare, Social Security and the Affordable Care Act — continue to be under attack by Republicans....
  • Community leaders question transparency of Baltimore police probe

    Community leaders question transparency of Baltimore police probe
    When Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts asked the federal government to review allegations of brutality in the police force, he turned to a familiar face: Ronald L. Davis, the head of the Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented...
  • Divvy dogs, Swiffer babies and other Chicago ideas

    Divvy dogs, Swiffer babies and other Chicago ideas
    In honor of Chicago Ideas Week, which ended Sunday, let us celebrate a different kind of Chicago idea. All praise to CIW, an annual gathering of brainy people who lead public sessions intended to inspire new ideas. But there are plenty of Chicagoans...
  • U.S. Supreme Court upholds Texas voter ID law

    U.S. Supreme Court upholds Texas voter ID law
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday denied a request to block a Texas law requiring residents to show certain forms of identification before they vote, a measure that supporters say prevents voter fraud but opponents decry as discriminatory. The move,...
  • Supreme Court denies request to block Texas voter ID law

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday denied a request to block a Texas law requiring residents to show certain forms of identification before they vote, a measure that supporters say prevents voter fraud but opponents decry as discriminatory....
  • Police need to be well-armed

    Kudos to Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez for having a round-table discussion recently with representatives of the local NAACP and heads of his first responder units. These meetings are important in keeping the lines of communication and trust open...
  • High court action on Texas ID law shows mixed record on voting rights

    “There is no right more basic in our democracy than the right to participate in electing our political leaders,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote in April. Roberts spoke then for the court’s conservative majority in striking down...
  • U.S. court dismisses $200 million suit in West Virginia fatal police shooting

    (Reuters) - A U.S. federal court has dismissed a $200 million civil lawsuit filed by the family of a man being treated for schizophrenia who was shot 23 times by police in West Virginia, drawing criticism from the local chapter of a national civil...