Myth vs. fact: Violence and mental health

By Lois Beckett ProPublica A Q&A with an expert who studies the relationship between mental illness and violence After mass shootings, like the ones these

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GOP Sen. Tim Scott takes another step toward history

By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from The NorthStar News & Analysis) – In the wave of news about Virginia voters sweeping House Majority

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Black children have highest abuse rates
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent • By 4 years old, Black children had a 1 in 10 chance of being maltreated. • By 10 years old, the risk was 4 ...
Son of late Commerce Secretary Ron Brown sentenced to more than three years in prison
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) - Rising-political-star-turned-convicted-felon Michael Brown was sentenced May 29 to 39 months in prison for accepting $55,000 in bribes ...
Reparations for North Carolina sterilization victims
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Victims who were sterilized in North Carolina between 1929 and 1974 – approximately 7,600 people – have until the end of June to ...
Only 1 of President Obama’s ‘Promise Zones’ is majority-Black
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Despite the disproportionate im?pact of poverty found in African-American communities, only one of President Barack Obama’s “Promise Zones,” is majority-Black, according to ...
New NAACP president will walk thin line on same-sex marriage
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — The newly selected NAACP president, the Rev. Cornell William Brooks, indicates he will walk a thin line in order to defend the NAACP’s ...
NAACP legal team blasts Alabama voting rules
By James Wright Contributng Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer) – The NAACP Legal Defense Fund is protesting Alabama election rules that require voters without photo identification to either ...
Looking back and Ahead: the Civil Rights Act of 1964 revisited
By Allen Johnson Jr. Contributing Writer Corrections: In the print edition of The Louisiana Weekly, lawyer Jack Nelson was erroneously listed among those New Orleans attorneys arrested by state police for violating ...
Could new bill jeopardize Black home ownership?
By Saeed Shabazz Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Final Call) – A proposed bill could potentially impact two federal programs geared toward home ownership.

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