Outrage brews in police shooting of 12-year-old

By Starla Muhammad Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Final Call) – The video of Cleveland Police fatally shooting 12-year-old Tamir Rice has

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Armed and Dangerous: Militarizing America’s police force

By Marjorie R. Esman Guest Columnist In predominantly poor and ethnic communities across the U.S., it is becoming more common for local police agencies to

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Rasheen Aldridge marches with protesters near the Ferguson Police Department in response to the shooting death of Michael Brown by former officer Darren Wilson.
Young Ferguson commissioner plans to fight protest assault charge
By Rebecca Rivas Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American) – Rasheen Aldridge, a young protest leader who serves on the governor-appointed Ferguson Commission, has been charged ...
Marion Barry remembered as ‘freedom fighter’ at funeral service
By Dorothy Rowley Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer) – More than 7,000 mourners crowded D.C.’s Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday to pay their final ...
Protests against police violence still rage despite promise of change
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — Out­rage continued across the country last week over the epidemic of police violence, profiling and harassment of Black people. The consistent protests were ...
U.S. demand for Ebola ‘moon suits’ creates shortages in Africa
( – Aid agencies that use the iconic ‘moon suits’ – the odd-looking full-body outfits used in battling Ebola – are running dangerously low as the protective garb is being ...
Kenneth Wainstein, lead investigator into academic irregularities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, holds a copy of his findings during a news conference following a special joint meeting of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees in Chapel Hill, N.C., Oct. 22
Not Making the Grade: Why big-time college sports continue failing Black male student athletes
By Starla Muhammad Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Final Call) – A recent lawsuit filed by Michael McAdoo, a former football player at the University of North Carolina ...
Reaction to President Obama’s executive action on immigration
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer President Barack Obama made the most sweeping changes to the country’s immigration system in a generation November 20, authorizing temporary holds on deportation proceeding for an estimated ...
In wake of Obama’s Executive Action, advocates warn about scams
(Special from New America Media) — President Obama announced on Thursday his plan to take executive action on immigration. His plan would revise enforcement priorities to focus on recent arrivals ...
Ferguson grand jury decision ignites violent protests in Missouri and demonstration in more than 170 U.S. cities.
Angry protests and questions arise in wake of Ferguson grand jury decision
A grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri decided Monday not to indict Darren Wilson, a white cop who killed college-bound Michael Brown 18. after what the officer described as a violent ...

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