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Judge delivers epic sentencing speech to three white racist killers

By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — The stirring words of U.S. District Judge

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Howard University fills in some historical blanks

Creating Black history one Wiki page at a time

By Khari Arnold Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from Howard University News Service) – Though he was the first African American with a doctoral

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Holder attacking racial disparities in ‘war on drugs’
By Joyce Jones Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) - It is widely believed that African Americans have been the dominant casualties of the nation’s so-called War on Drugs. Even though white and Black ...
U.S. declining crime rates not the result of vast incarceration
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) — The ballooning national incarceration rate over the last few decades and the simultaneous decline in crime across the United States is by no means ...
The loud silence of rape survivors
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent Part IV WASHINGTON (NNPA) — An online survey of sexual assault survivors conduced as part of this series vividly captures the fear and reluctance Black women ...
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Sherrilyn Ifill calls for renewed focus on housing segregation
By Roberto Alejandro Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) — Preventing future Fergusons will require dismantling the patterns of segregation established by decades of federal housing ...
First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks at ‘Celebrating Women of the Movement, an event honoring Black History Month, in the East Room of the White House, February 20. Here, the First Lady introduces moderator Vanessa De Luca, Editor-in-Chief of Essence magazine and the panel of intergenerational women who have played a pivotal role in the civil rights movement — both past and present. Photo by Amanda Lucidon/The White House
First Lady Michelle Obama honors women in Civil Rights
By David Hudson Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the White House) — In 1957, Carlotta Walls, a 14-year-old African-American girl living in Little Rock, Arkansas, elected to ...
Wade Henderson, president and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. Freddie Allen/NNPA/FILE PHOTO
Blacks underrepresented in STEM classes
By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Many young African Americans will be shut out of the high paying jobs of the future, if they don’t earn a degree in ...
First Black architect honored with postage stamp
By Maria Adebola Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) – The United States Postal Service continued its annual recognition of Black excellence by honoring the first academically-trained ...
Critics say GOP education reform would hurt poor and Black students
By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As the Republican-led Congress prepares to update the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), civil rights groups, educators and student advocates fear that ...

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