Racial disparities in early childhood hurts America

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent (NNPA) – Increased investment in early childhood education and care can eradicate many of the racial success gaps that persist

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In Selma, the President greets former foot soldier Amelia Boynton Robinson, 103 years old, backstage before the ceremony. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

News Analysis: In Selma, Ala., Pres. Obama proved that he is ‘Black enough’

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief SELMA, Ala. (NNPA) — Throughout his campaign for the presidency, Barack Obama was dogged by one question: Is he

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DOJ finds racism in Ferguson police department but won’t charge cop who killed Michael Brown
The Justice Department cleared a white former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Wednesday, but also issued a scathing report calling for ...
Contradictions and questions arise as nation marks ‘Bloody Sunday’
When the nation’s first Black president stepped onto the Edmund Pettus Bridge to honor the marchers beaten there 50 years ago, he’ was standing on a structure that’s at once ...
Judge delivers epic sentencing speech to three white racist killers
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — The stirring words of U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves, read during the Feb. 10 ...
Howard University fills in some historical blanks
Creating Black history one Wiki page at a time
By Khari Arnold Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from Howard University News Service) – Though he was the first African American with a doctoral degree in educational psychology as well as ...
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 Drugs. Even though white and Black ...
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 United States is by no means ...
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 ...

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