The stresses of release and reentry

By Carolyn Guniss Contributing Writer (Special from Miami Times/New America Media) – The research dates back more than a decade: Americans are aging in prison.

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Program to end ‘Black-on-Black and Blue-on-Black crime’ announced

By George E. Curry Contributing Writer (Special from — The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the venerated civil rights organization co-founded by Dr. Martin

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Thousands expected at PNBC confab
The Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. (PNBC) will celebrate its Emerald Anniversary in New Orleans this year. The celebration will take place as part of its 55th Annual Session being ...
Black women at the helm of the 2016 Democratic Convention
When Florida representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz stepped down as chair of the Democratic National Committee on the eve of the Democratic convention, in the wake of a scandal involving DNC-leaked ...
Can racism cause post-traumatic stress disorder?
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Police tactics this summer have come under a microscope not seen since the early 1990s beating of Black motorist Rodney King in Los Angeles at the hands ...
Where did Officer Friendly go?
By Eric Easter Contributing Writer (Urban News Service) – “Old Time D.C.,” a nostalgia-filled Facebook page, recently stirred a distant memory that struck a chord, given current events.
Shooting of police raise racial tensions, spur gun control debate
The July 17 killing of three police officers in Baton Rouge and the wounding of three others have led to vigorous debate about race relations, the need for police reform ...
Senate confirms Carla Hayden as 14th Librarian of Congress
( — The U. S. Senate has confirmed Obama nominee Dr. Carla D. Hayden as Librarian of Congress. The vote of 74-18 confirmed Hayden as the first African-American and first ...
NAACP President/CEO Cornell Brooks sent this historic photo with his statement on the police killings in Louisiana and Minnesota.
NAACP calls police shootings ‘21st-century lynching’
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — National outrage had just begun after the videotaped police killing of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La. But the next day came the ...
Black Caucus to Congress: ‘Combat the State of Emergency in the Black community’
By Jane A. Kennedy Contributing Writer Chair warns of 'Long Hot Summer' if no action is taken ( — It was a week that few Americans will be able to forget. ...

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