Report gives mixed record on progress of Black women

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Despite the stubborn persistence of racial disparities in health, there is cause for Black women to celebrate.

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Civil Rights Education lacking in U.S. classrooms

By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — Three years after the Southern Poverty Law

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Exonerations in 2014 expected to outpace 2013’s record
(Special from — The National Registry of Exonerations, a joint project of the University of Michigan Law School and the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University Law School, ...
Connecticut votes to raise minimum wage
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from The Connecticut Legislature voted on Wednesday to gradually raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by Jan. 1, 2017, David Bednarz, deputy ...
Former Staff Sgt. Melvin Morris was a U.S. Army Green Beret. President Barack Obama has awarded him the Medal of Honor for valor in Vietnam. White House photo
Medal of Honor ceremony rights a lot of past wrongs
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from - President Barack Obama has awarded the Medal of Honor to 24 U.S. Army veterans who did not receive the nation’s ...
Nation suffers because of underrepresentation of Black women in politics
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The gaping underrepresentation of women of color on the political stage deeply undermines the American ideal of democratic representation.
Cleopatra and Nathaniel A. Pendleton, Sr., parents of Hadiya Pendleton, also were recipients of the NNPA Foundation award. Photo by Roy Lewis
Parents of Hadiya Pendleton ‘still mourning’
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA National Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – After a long day of travelling, then networking on Capitol Hill, Nathaniel and Cleopatra Pend­leton returned to their downtown Washington, D.C., hotel and ...
Lucy McBath and Ron Davis, parents of Jordan Davis, are the recipients of NNPA Foundation award. Photo by Roy Lewis
Jordan Davis worried that he wouldn’t ‘make it’ in life
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Filled with doubt about his future, Jordan Davis, a 17-year-old student at Samuel W. Wolfson High School began to cry one night ...
Black leaders critique Obama’s ‘Brother’s Keeper,’ relationship with Black community
By Jacqueline F. Taylor Contributing Writer ( — A Women’s History Month/Black Press forum to respond to President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative ended up being a critique of his administration ...
Bias found to be a factor in suspending Black students
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A new collection of research shows that despite the myths surrounding Black student behavior, poverty and severity of the offense have very ...

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