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

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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

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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 ...
Police shot to death Kevin Allen in a New Jersey public library filled with customers. Allen was one of 83 people police shot to death in May.
Police shot and killed 83 people in May of 2015
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStar News Today) — Police shot and killed 83 people in May, including shooting to death a 36-year-old man in front of parents, their ...
Unidentified African-American soldier in a Union uniform with his wife and two daughters.
Who held the first Memorial Day celebration?
By Michael W. Twitty Contributing Writer History books credit a Union officer with the idea of a holiday to remember the war dead. But the first people to honor those who died ...

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