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African-American Civil War re-enactors recently marched in a parade in Washington, D.C., honoring Black troops who fought in the Civil War.

U.S. Colored Troop reenactors honor Black Civil War soldiers

Trice-Edney News Wire — Commemorating 150 years since the end of the Civil War, reenactors marched in a Grand Review Parade May 16, to honor

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Some prisoners are forced to pay for incarceration

By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – More than 40 states allow prison and jails to charge inmates “pay to stay” fees, according

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How the Red Cross raised half a billion dollars for Haiti – and built six homes
By Justin Elliott, ProPublica,and Laura Sullivan, NPR The neighborhood of Campeche sprawls up a steep hillside in Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince. Goats rustle in trash that goes forever uncollected. Children kick a ...
Black graduates face a tough job market
By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — College graduates will enter a job market this year that is better than it has been in recent years, but they will still ...
Chicago cops Jerome Finnigan (l) and Timothy McDermott (r) pose police station with an unidentified Black man wearing deer antlers as though they killed a wild animal.
The mentality of some cops and how they think of Blacks
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStar News Today) — A Cook County, Ill., judge has released a photo of two Chicago cops kneeling next to a Black man with ...
Cleveland cop Michael Brelo fired 49 times into a car holding Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, its unarmed occupants. A judge found Brelo not guilty of manslaughter.
Recent acquittal is more evidence that Black lives don’t matter
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStar News Today) — Last month, African-American men received more evidence that Black lives don’t matter to police, judges, prosecutors and ...
Town will honor forgotten NAACP official on the 75th anniversary of his murder
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStar News Today) — Elbert Williams, the first NAACP official murdered for attempting to restore voting rights for African-American residents of majority Black Hayward ...
Poverty still major affliction for Blacks
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Washington Informer) – Black America is in a state of emergency, and what’s happened in Baltimore, Ferguson, Missouri, and ...
Obama bans distribution of military equipment to local police departments
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — President Obama last week announced steps to demilitarize local police, limiting and outright banning ...
Local activists join families in renewed call for equal justice
A coalition of grassroots activists, civil rights leaders and justice advocates joined New Orleans families near the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office recently in a renewed call for equal justice. ...

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