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By Ishmael Sistrunk Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American) — In the world of sports, big, strong black Americans are

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U.S. police killings spark national, global response
(Special to the NNPA from The Final Call) — Including Michael Brown, five unarmed Black men have been killed by police officers across the nation. Tensions are high as many ...
Perspectives about Brown’s death as different as Black and white
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) — Reactions to the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed African-American teen killed by a police officer in Ferguson, ...
Christensen set to be U.S. first Black female governor
By James Wright Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Afro-American Newspaper) — The United States has never had a Black female as the governor of a state-level jurisdiction but that ...
Black voters in the South face new threats
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Despite major advances to access to the ballot box nearly 50 years after the passage of Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA), Blacks, ...
Are young people losing the ability to read emotions?
By Stuart Wolpert Contributing Writer (Special from UC Newsroom and New America Media) – UCLA scientists found that sixth-graders who went five days without even glancing at a smartphone, television or other ...
N.C. minister invites Minnesotans to join fight against extremism
By Charles Hallman Contributing Writer (Special from the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder and New America Media) – America “needs a moral compass,” said the president of the North Carolina NAACP chapter who last week ...
Events mark the 9th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
Friday, August 29, marked the 9th Anniversary of the Katrina disaster and flood. The  African American Leadership Project held two events  to  offer  an  African-American  citizen  perspective  on the Quality ...
By most measures, black fathers have proven to be just as involved with their children as other dads in similar living conditions — or more so — according to the latest study released in July by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics in Atlanta.  (Photo courtesy of
CDC study shatters myth about Black fathers
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer) – Terrence Morgan has heard the stories over and over. Black men are absent from their children’s lives. ...

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