Police shootings of unarmed Black men a national problem

The recent shootings of Michael Brown, Ezell Ford and Eric Garner underscore the danger Black men and boys face when they cross paths with law

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Black women-owned businesses are up by 258 percent

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — From the rubble of the Great Recession, women business owners are emerging victorious with record growth

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Leaked Fed report alleges Dearborn has second-highest number of terrorists
By Ali Harb Contributing Writer DEARBORN, Mich. (Special from Arab American News and New America Media) — Dearborn has the second-highest number of “known or suspected terrorists” in the country, according to ...
EPA urged to reduce refinery pollution
By LaGloria Wheatfall Contributing Writer HOUSTON (Special from the Houston Defender) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency needs to do more to protect Black, Latino and poor communities from oil refineries ...
Who won the War on Poverty?
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – President Ronald Reagan quipped: “In the 60s we waged a war on poverty, and poverty won.” Did it? This month, 50 years since President ...
To drone or not to drone? Government spying comes to the skies near you
By Marjorie R. Esman Guest Columnist It was the top story on most local news stations a few weeks ago when the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office used a drone to survey and ...
Report: Voting-rights discrimination alive and well nationwide
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) — Forty-nine years after the signing of the Voting Rights Act and one year after the Supreme Court’s Shelby ...
Report: Drillers are illegally using diesel fuel to frack
By Naveena Sadasivam ProPublica A new report charges that several oil and gas companies have been illegally using diesel fuel in their hydraulic fracturing operations, and then doctoring records to hide violations ...
African Americans are a ‘Fourth-Quarter People’
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — The winner of the U. S. Minority Business Development Agency’s (MBDA) Lifetime Achievement Award says the economic fate of America’s Black community “hangs in ...
When England abolished slavery, slaveholders received the equivalent of $200B in reparations
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from The NorthStar News & Analysis) – August 1 passed quietly, but it shouldn’t have because it is an important day in the history ...

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