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Pres. Obama says race infects U.S. Criminal Justice System

By Damon C. Williams Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Philadelphia Tribune) — Hours after announcing his administration had secured a multinational pact

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Symbols are important to Black America

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Five days after South Carolina retired the Confederate flag with much fanfare, a small group of

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No bullets, no books
By Karsceal Turner Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Florida Courier) — From the beginning, America’s founders and their descendants in formal and informal leadership have been willing to ...
National Commission on hunger faces uphill challenge
By Shantella Y. Sherman Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) — Feeding the nation’s increased numbers of hungry citizens has be­come an uphill challenge for local and national ...
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Amid deepening child poverty registered in the South, there are glimmers of hope
By Alex Koch Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — This week the Annie E. Casey Foundation released its annual KIDS COUNT report looking at child well-being in the United States. It ...
Incarcerated women, girls suffer abuse/ neglect in justice system
By Shantella Y. Sherman Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) – U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) recently held a panel of juvenile court judges and young women to ...
Southern Poverty Law Center calls for Congressional hearings on threat of domestic terrorism
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Southern Poverty Law Center) — The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has urged the Homeland Security committees of the U.S. House ...
Pres. Obama urged to appoint Reparations Commission
By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the wake of the mass murder of nine Black church members in Charleston, S.C. and the rash of unsolved fires at Black ...
Black Christians and Muslims unite around burned churches
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the last week of June, as the nation was still mourning and mulling over the massacre at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in ...
Slavery linked to school segregation in the South
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – There is a direct correlation between the geographic concentration of slavery and today’s K-12 school segregation, according to a new study.

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