AME bishops challenge U.S. to stand against racism

By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Black church leaders gathered in New Orleans last week in response to the widely publicized shooting deaths of the “Emanuel

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Hate in America: Is there a resurgence of Black church burnings?

By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer In late November 1965, the Bethany Baptist Church near tiny Jonesboro, La., in Jackson Parish was burned virtually to the

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Loretta Lynch being sworn in by Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor as President Obama looks on.  Freddie Allen/NNPA Photo
Kellogg Foundation vows to ‘be real’ about racism in America
By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – On the same day that Loretta Lynch was sworn-in as the 83rd attorney general of the United States using a Bible that belonged ...
Coalitions call for removal of Confederate-era statues
By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer New Orleans City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell tries to listen to her constituents in District B, and one of the messages voters have for her is extremely ...
University of Virginia honor student talks arrest, future
By Joey Matthews Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Richmond Free Press) — Martese Johnson still has two scars on his forehead and one under his left ...
Manifesto reveals racist mindset of Charleston killer
By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A racist manifesto linked to Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old white man who confessed to shooting nine Blacks attending Bible Study a week ago ...
African-American and Latino faith leaders meet with advisors to Pope Francis
By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer When high-ranking Vatican leaders recently met with representatives from the African-American and Latino communities to discuss the chronic problems of economic exclusion and how race and ...
Charleston and the South’s sordid history of attacks on Black churches
By Chris Kromm Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – In the wake of the heinous murders of nine members of Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church this week, many have pointed ...
New air standards could disproportionately affect urban communities
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( - As President Obama moves to implement policies that his administration says will reduce smog levels, he is facing a backlash in the urban and ...
Mass incarceration no factor in crime drop
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, D.C. (NNPA) – The crime rate has been steadily decreasing for 25 years, but mass incarceration has had very little, if any, impact on ...

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