Federal courts blunt voter suppression efforts in five states

By Barrington M. Salmon Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — In the span of thirty days, federal judges have scuttled voter suppression laws in North Carolina,

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In some cities, police go from stop-and-frisk to stop-and-spit

By Lauren Kirchner ProPublica The five teenage boys were sitting in a parked car in a gated community in Melbourne, Florida, when a police officer

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Sharpton says Trump ‘insults intelligence’ of Black voters
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s attempts to sheer Black votes from the Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton has garnered the attention of ...
Black unemployment rate falls to 8.1 percent in August
By Freddie Allen Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — The unemployment rate for Black workers improved from 8.4 percent in July to 8.1 percent in August, according to the latest jobs report from ...
Controversial anti-voter fraud program risks disenfranchising voters through racial bias
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — Back in 2005, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach — who as chair of his state’s Republican Party championed an illegal voter ...
Many U.S. Black and Hispanic children lack mental health care
By Viji Sundaram Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) – Black and Hispanic children and young adults with mental health issues are about half as likely as their white counterparts to ...
Rev. Barber calls for healing of America’s ‘heart problem’
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer According to the Rev. Dr. William Barber II, a Protestant minister, political leader and member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, America ...
Recent court decisions fuel renewed push for restoring the Voting Rights Act
By Rebekah Barber Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – “What happened on July 29th is history, but the celebration is over. There are ongoing challenges we have to face.” So said attorney ...
Support growing for stricter gun control, poll finds
A new poll has found that support for stricter gun laws continues to grow across the U.S., but respondents also were less than hopeful about those changes happening anytime soon, ...
The stresses of release and reentry
By Carolyn Guniss Contributing Writer (Special from Miami Times/New America Media) – The research dates back more than a decade: Americans are aging in prison. But what has been done about ...

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