Baton Rouge police fatally shoot Black man selling CDs outside of convenience store

By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Louisiana has largely escaped the national rancor over police shootings of unarmed Black men – that is until the early

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Justice for Alton Sterling

By Edmund W. Lewis The Louisiana Weekly Editor In the wee hours of the morning on Tuesday, July 5, Alton Sterling joined a long list

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Economic power of Black and other consumers limited by low knowledge about credit
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( – Despite the level of economic destruction suffered by millions of Americans – and disparately by African Americans – during the housing crisis, many ...
New report confirms that voter suppression likely to threaten 2016 elections
By Barrington M. Salmon Contributing Writer ( — Since the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, states that were once required to get permission from the ...
UN: 65M people displaced last year
(Special from The Hartford Guardian) — More than 65 million people were displaced and had to flee their home countries, according a United Nations reports released on last week.
How history keeps African Americans out of state parks
By Nathan Hurst Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – Recent studies have shown that visitors to U.S. national and state parks are disproportionately white, with low numbers of ethnic minorities, especially ...
One in 500 African Americans still living with Sickle Cell disease
By Florence Neal Cooper-Smith Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Richmond Free Press) — Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. ...
Beating the odds
By Marc H. Morial President/CEO, National Urban League Congratulations, graduates. Whether you’ve walked across a stage to receive your high school diploma and begin your journey into a new world of independence, ...
Can Blacks prompt an ‘Orlando’ reaction?
By James Clingman George Curry Media Columnist In 1991, Latasha Harlins was shot in the back of her head and killed by Soon Ja Du, a Korean store owner ...
Foolish words in the wake of tragedy
By Julianne Malveaux Columnist The cretin who took an assault weapon into Pulse, an Orlando nightclub, on “salsa night” is beneath contempt. Was his target the LBGTQ community, Latinos, ...

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