By most measures, black fathers have proven to be just as involved with their children as other dads in similar living conditions — or more so — according to the latest study released in July by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics in Atlanta.  (Photo courtesy of

CDC study shatters myth about Black fathers

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Ferguson shows failed U.S. policy and the Black-white housing gap
By Andre F. Shashaty Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) — On the surface, the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., was about local police using deadly force on an unarmed young man. ...
Exploding the ‘post-racial’ America myth
By Ashahed M. Muhammad Contributing Writer CHICAGO (Special to the NNPA from The Final Call) — The United States of America is not operating in a post-racial era and the frequently advertised ...
U.S. ‘falling further behind’ on race relations
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Twenty years after signing the “International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination,” the United States continues to struggle with ...
The psychological effects of being denied statehood
By Valencia Mohammed Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) – It’s easy for the majority of Americans, regardless of race, ethnicity and political affiliation to ignore the ...
KKK raising money for cop who killed Michael Brown
(Special from The NorthStar News & Analysis) — The South­ern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups, reported that the Missouri Chapter of the Klu Klux Klan is raising money ...
Facts about the flow of military gear and tactics to local law enforcement
By Hanqing Chen ProPublica Protests have continued for more than a week since the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Police officers initially met protesters with full riot ...
Blacks lead social justice charge on social media
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Columnist WASHINGTON (NNPA) – What do “Bring Back Our Girls,” “Justice for Trayvon” and “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” have in common? They’re all rallying cries that began on ...
Black leaders call for review of police misconduct against Blacks
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — Calling it a “Unified Statement of Action to Promote Reform and Stop Police Abuse” civil rights leaders last week released a statement in the ...

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