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Black lawyers look back, forward at justice

By Ron Harris Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Atlanta Voice) — It was a seven days of recalling the legal struggle for

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Woes continue for NOPD and New Orleans city officials

With the NOPD under a federally mandated consent decree and the City of New Orleans struggling to replace officers who have left the embattled department,

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Stereotyped mascots affecting Native American youth
By Roberto Alejandro Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) — A recent report prepared by The Center for American Progress found stereotypical team mascots have a harmful effect ...
President Barack Obama last year with President Jacob Zuma of South Africa. Leaders of 45 African countries will meet in Washington, D.C., beginning August 4.
Pres. Obama seeks to grow Africa trade with leaders summit
By Burney Simpson Contributing Writer WASHINGTON (The North­Star News & Analysis) — Hundreds of African government and business leaders will convene in the nation’s capital this week for the first-ever U.S.-Africa ...
Drug offenders receive retroactive sentence reductions
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — In a major move last week, the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted unanimously to moderate federal sentencing guidelines for drug offenses, and apply ...
Black men show little signs of progress in 40 years
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Black men are no better off than they were more than 40 years ago, due to mass incarceration and job losses suffered during ...
16-year-old African American female rape victim who identifies herself as Jada during a press conference.
Disturbing viral rape of teenager spreads like wildfire
By Jeffery L. Boney Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from Houston Forward Times) — According to researchers, the most common form of Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (DFSA) is alcohol-related, with ...
Tobacco use target of surveys
By Valencia Mohammed Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) — The U.S. Census Bureau is currently collecting data about tobacco use as a voluntary supplement to its ...
New interest in the Youth PROMISE Act spearheaded by Sen. Landrieu
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Focusing on preventative measures, there is a renewed push in Washington D.C. to pass legislation aimed at keeping young people out of the juvenile justice system.
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Meet the online tracking device that is virtually impossible to block
By Julia Angwin ProPublica Editor’s Note: This story was co-published with Mashable. A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites, from ...

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