Study: Blacks comprise majority of defendants who are wrongfully convicted

By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — African Americans comprise the majority of defendants wrongfully convicted of murder, sexual assault and

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Hate groups increase for second consecutive year as Trump electrifies radical right

Muslims hit hardest with hate attacks as fear heightened among African Americans, others (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Southern Poverty Law

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Still pleading our own cause: The Black Press celebrates 190 years
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — The oldest Black business industry in America began 190 years ago today. On March 16, 1827, the first edition of the Freedom’s Journal was ...
Proposed White House order would track undocumented residents via census
(Special from India-West and New America Media) – A draft executive order currently under consideration by the White House would – for the first time – mandate census workers to ...
Report: Police encounters cause stress among Black men
By Rosemary Eng Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — Community policing can be bad for public health. At a public health symposium at Stanford University March 6, scholars from Stanford Medicine and ...
How the South’s hate crime laws fail transgender victims
By Rebekah Barber Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – Last year was a deadly one for transgender people in the U.S., with at least 27 known murders — more than any ...
FBI asked to investigate hanging death of a Muslim man
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – The Council On American-Islamic Relations in Seattle has asked the FBI to investigate the death of an 18-year-old Black Muslim man ...
U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite resigns
By David T. Baker Associate Editor Kenneth A. Polite, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, submitted his resignation last Friday to President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, ...
Dr. Ben Carson sworn-in as Trump’s only Black Cabinet pick
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — The swearing-in of all the primary members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet is just about complete. Most of Trump’s cabinet — from Treasury ...
Andrew Young talks about King’s legacy, Trump’s White House
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — It’s forever a burning question, particularly as many African Americans soul search, reminisce and speculate during Black History Month.

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