Will Ferguson be a tipping point for national Black youth voter turnout?

By Khalil Abdullah Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) — Civil rights leaders hope to increase African-American youth voter turnout by citing the police

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Waiting at the polls: Long lines and the right to vote

By Chris Kromm Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – Every big election year, horror stories surface around the South and the rest of the

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Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy: Disaster inequality
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Columnist WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Just before Labor Day 2005, the world was stunned as images of Gulf Coast citizens, trudged through chaos and stagnant floodwaters, strewn with the ...
Two Mississippi sisters press the fight for voting rights
By Brentin Mock ProPublica Georgetown University history professor Michael Kazin is seated among the students for his class, “U.S. in the 1960s.” He has surrendered his stage today to Dorie Ladner, ...
New Baptist Convention president sees a ‘renaissance’ on the horizon
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( – If the Rev. Dr. Jerry Young, the new president of the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc., has his way, things will change in ...
Library of Congress hosts Civil Rights exhibit
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In honor of the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act, the Library of Congress has launched “The Civil Rights Act ...
Black lawyers to challenge police brutality in 25 cities
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — In an effort to combat police brutality in the Black community, the National Bar Association (NBA) recently announced plans to file open records ...
Blacks commit less crimes than whites think
By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Whites often overestimate the amount of crime committed by Blacks and “associate Blacks and Latinos with criminality,” beliefs that are widespread and ...
Kids’ health suffers when parents go to jail
By Laura Rico Contributing Writer (Special from UC Newsroom and New America Media) – The U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with more than 2 million people currently behind ...
PLUS loan fix comes too late for some students
By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — A few weeks before thousands of Black college students returned to college campuses to begin the fall semester, the Department of Education issued ...

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