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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

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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

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African-American Civil War re-enactors recently marched in a parade in Washington, D.C., honoring Black troops who fought in the Civil War.
U.S. Colored Troop reenactors honor Black Civil War soldiers
Trice-Edney News Wire — Commemorating 150 years since the end of the Civil War, reenactors marched in a Grand Review Parade May 16, to honor the United States Colored Troops. After ...
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Some prisoners are forced to pay for incarceration
By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – More than 40 states allow prison and jails to charge inmates “pay to stay” fees, according to a report by the Brennan ...
How the Red Cross raised half a billion dollars for Haiti – and built six homes
By Justin Elliott, ProPublica,and Laura Sullivan, NPR The neighborhood of Campeche sprawls up a steep hillside in Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince. Goats rustle in trash that goes forever uncollected. Children kick a ...
Black graduates face a tough job market
By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — College graduates will enter a job market this year that is better than it has been in recent years, but they will still ...
Chicago cops Jerome Finnigan (l) and Timothy McDermott (r) pose police station with an unidentified Black man wearing deer antlers as though they killed a wild animal.
The mentality of some cops and how they think of Blacks
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStar News Today) — A Cook County, Ill., judge has released a photo of two Chicago cops kneeling next to a Black man with ...
Cleveland cop Michael Brelo fired 49 times into a car holding Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, its unarmed occupants. A judge found Brelo not guilty of manslaughter.
Recent acquittal is more evidence that Black lives don’t matter
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStar News Today) — Last month, African-American men received more evidence that Black lives don’t matter to police, judges, prosecutors and ...
Town will honor forgotten NAACP official on the 75th anniversary of his murder
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStar News Today) — Elbert Williams, the first NAACP official murdered for attempting to restore voting rights for African-American residents of majority Black Hayward ...
Poverty still major affliction for Blacks
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Washington Informer) – Black America is in a state of emergency, and what’s happened in Baltimore, Ferguson, Missouri, and ...

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