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Activists say Black male initiative must address structural racism

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – If President Barack Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative expands educational and work opportunities for young Black

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Black men believe they are viewed as ‘less valuable’

By Kelly-Ann Brown, Brelaun Douglas and Jasmine Rennie Contributing Writers (TriceEdneyWire.com) – As the national focus continues on high-profile shootings of unarmed young Black men,

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‘Clicktivism’ moves civil rights forward in a new generation
By Corey Arvin Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Black Voice News) – Reflections on the historic U.S. civil rights era often conjure up images of the grandeur-scale marches ...
New studies shatter myths about Black cohabitation and marriage
By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — De­cades of research and the warnings of Black mothers every­where are being challenged by an emerging body of research that finds no link between ...
Tracing family’s roots gives a ‘broader sense of self’
By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — For African Americans, the quest to trace one’s origins is fraught with mystery and dead-ends. But with time and a willingness to dig, it’s ...
And justice for all…
Citizens should study bills and take initiative and contact their public officials By Marjorie R. Esman Guest Columnist The 2014 session of the Louisiana Legislature just got underway. Between now and June 2nd, ...
Caribbean countries will seek reparations
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from The North Star News) — The Caribbean Community Secretariat, an organization representing 15 Caribbean countries in a common market, soon will present a plan ...
Alzheimer’s Disease growing in Black community
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from TheNorthStarNews.com) —Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia are growing rapidly in the African-American community and no one ...
Unemployment rate for Black women falls to single digits
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — During another slow month of economic recovery, the unemployment rate for Black women 20 years and older fell to 9.9 percent in February, ...
REAR ADMIRAL MICHELLE HOWARD led the rescue of Captain Phillips, but the 2013 movie never mentions her.
President Obama nominates Black woman as first 4-Star U.S. Navy Admiral
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from The NorthStar News) – U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Michelle Howard has been nominated to be a four-star admiral by President Barack Obama. She was ...

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