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Obama bans distribution of military equipment to local police departments

By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — President Obama last week announced steps to

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Local activists join families in renewed call for equal justice

A coalition of grassroots activists, civil rights leaders and justice advocates joined New Orleans families near the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office recently in a

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Myth of the ‘absent’ Black dad refuted
By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Contrary to the myth, though Black men are more likely to live apart from their children than whites, they are more involved in the ...
Researchers find Black mortality rates higher in racist locales
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — A groundbreaking study led by researchers from the University of Maryland College Park’s ...
Passage of Voting Rights Act was to fix an ‘American problem’
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Fifty years after the 1965 signing of the Voting Rights Act, local civil rights groups marked the event with a presentation May 19 at the headquarters of ...
Black leaders push for nationwide police reform
By Freddie Allen Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the wake of the tragic death of Freddie Gray and the protests that followed in Baltimore, Black civic leaders continue to call for ...
Marilyn Mosby is the latest example of why Black lawyers matter
By Yolanda Young Contributing Writer Editor’s Note: This article is sponsored by The Cochran Firm, lawyers for the parents of John Crawford III, who was shot and killed by police near Dayton, ...
Police actually do show restraint—when they’re facing armed white guys
By Charles D. Ellison Contributing Writer (Special from The Root and New America Media) – As a ceaseless flat line of tragedies snuffs out the lives of young brothers, one peculiar parallel ...
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Historical marker on Wall Street to acknowledge the slave trade
(Special from NorthStarNews Today) — New York City officials will install a marker on Wall Street, finally acknowledging the city’s role in the slave trade. The marker will be unveiled Juneteenth ...
Teachers with subconscious bias punish Blacks more severely
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent “We discovered, the more likely teachers thought a student was Black, the more harshly they wanted to punish them.” WASHINGTON (NNPA) ...

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