Protests against police violence still rage despite promise of change

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Kenneth Wainstein, lead investigator into academic irregularities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, holds a copy of his findings during a news conference following a special joint meeting of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees in Chapel Hill, N.C., Oct. 22
Not Making the Grade: Why big-time college sports continue failing Black male student athletes
By Starla Muhammad Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Final Call) – A recent lawsuit filed by Michael McAdoo, a former football player at the University of North Carolina ...
Reaction to President Obama’s executive action on immigration
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer President Barack Obama made the most sweeping changes to the country’s immigration system in a generation November 20, authorizing temporary holds on deportation proceeding for an estimated ...
In wake of Obama’s Executive Action, advocates warn about scams
(Special from New America Media) — President Obama announced on Thursday his plan to take executive action on immigration. His plan would revise enforcement priorities to focus on recent arrivals ...
Ferguson grand jury decision ignites violent protests in Missouri and demonstration in more than 170 U.S. cities.
Angry protests and questions arise in wake of Ferguson grand jury decision
A grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri decided Monday not to indict Darren Wilson, a white cop who killed college-bound Michael Brown 18. after what the officer described as a violent ...
SCLC president Charles Steele with former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev at the Symposium of the New Policy Forum in Berlin. They are standing in front of the SCLC banner of Dr. King’s visit to Berlin 50 years ago. (Photo (c) by Dieter Bölke.
SCLC president joins forces with Gorbachev in peace effort
By Sherrel Wheeler Stewart Special to the NNPA The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, leader in the transformational nonviolent Civil Rights Movement America in the 1960s, is poised for a major role ...
Stress increases risky sexual behavior in adolescents, study finds
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer The Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies (IWES) of New Orleans presented BY! NOLA! (Believe in Youth, New Orleans, LA) Leadership Summit on Adolescent Health, to reveal ...
Study says whites prefer African Americans over Blacks
A new study suggests that Whites make clear distinctions between Blacks and African Americans. The study, which challenges the myth of a post-racial America after the election of President Barack ...
Group focuses on developing Black CEOs
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In an effort to increase the relevancy of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) redesigned one of ...

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