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Profiling Blacks, excessive force: From Rodney King to Trayvon Martin

By Sylvester Monroe Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from America’s Wire) —Rodney Glen King’s apparent accidental death at age

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Voter suppression, not ‘Fast and Furious,’ behind Holder attack
By Khalil Abdullah New America Media WASHINGTON (Special from New America Media) – Congressional Republican attacks on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, says Wisconsin Congresswoman Gwen Moore, may be about more than ...
Time to revive NCR Commission
By Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. Columnist Prosecutors in the Trayvon Martin case — Trayvon was the young African American shot to death on the streets in Sanford, Fla., by a ...
Allen family says he was shot in the back by police; Community leaders hold a ‘prayer walk’ as NOPD re-enacts shooting of Wendell Allen
By Edmund W. Lewis The Louisiana Weekly Editor The family of an unarmed 20-year-old who was gunned down last month while standing shirtless on a staircase in his Gentilly home said ...
Loyola University, one of the first to desegregate, celebrates its centennial
By Travis M. Andrews The Louisiana Weekly Contributing Writer Loyola University will spend the year celebrating its centennial with the official kick-off taking place on Friday, April 13. During its ...
Nationally respected civil rights attorney John Payton dies at 65
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspapers)— President Obama led the nation in mourning the passing of John Payton, a giant within ...
Selma to Montgomery march to protest new voter laws
By Hazel Trice Edney Special from With a potential five million voters being affected by prospective new laws in 34 states, the Rev. Al Sharpton says his Selma to Montgomery march ...
Black women and organization
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist During Black History Month, the focus is often on individuals. The founder of the month (once Negro History Week) was Dr. Carter G. Woodson, and he chose ...
Roland Martin debacle: Race is always hiding under the carpet
By Rev. Barbara Reynolds Columnist Eliot Spitzer, the disgraced governor of New York, spent thousands of dollars committing adultery with prostitutes on company time. He resigned, apologized for his scandalous behavior ...

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