Holder attacking racial disparities in ‘war on drugs’

By Joyce Jones Contributing Writer ( – It is widely believed that African Americans have been the dominant casualties of the nation’s so-called War on

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U.S. declining crime rates not the result of vast incarceration

By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer ( — The ballooning national incarceration rate over the last few decades and the simultaneous decline in crime across the

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The loud silence of rape survivors
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent Part IV WASHINGTON (NNPA) — An online survey of sexual assault survivors conduced as part of this series vividly captures the fear and reluctance Black women ...
Sherrilyn Ifill calls for renewed focus on housing segregation
By Roberto Alejandro Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) — Preventing future Fergusons will require dismantling the patterns of segregation established by decades of federal housing ...
First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks at ‘Celebrating Women of the Movement, an event honoring Black History Month, in the East Room of the White House, February 20. Here, the First Lady introduces moderator Vanessa De Luca, Editor-in-Chief of Essence magazine and the panel of intergenerational women who have played a pivotal role in the civil rights movement — both past and present. Photo by Amanda Lucidon/The White House
First Lady Michelle Obama honors women in Civil Rights
By David Hudson Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the White House) — In 1957, Carlotta Walls, a 14-year-old African-American girl living in Little Rock, Arkansas, elected to ...
First Black architect honored with postage stamp
By Maria Adebola Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) – The United States Postal Service continued its annual recognition of Black excellence by honoring the first academically-trained ...
Wade Henderson, president and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. Freddie Allen/NNPA/FILE PHOTO
Blacks underrepresented in STEM classes
By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Many young African Americans will be shut out of the high paying jobs of the future, if they don’t earn a degree in ...
Critics say GOP education reform would hurt poor and Black students
By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As the Republican-led Congress prepares to update the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), civil rights groups, educators and student advocates fear that ...
‘Hands up! Don’t shoot!’ activist says Ferguson struggle far from over
By Richard B. Muhammad Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Final Call) – Anthony Shahid has a 30-year history in the St. Louis-area and for the last six months the ...
Jail population overlooked in reform efforts
By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In a system that is often overlooked by the public and misused by law enforcement, Blacks account for more than one-third (36 percent) ...

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