Legislation reauthorizing Emmett Till bill signed by President

By Frederick Lowe Contributing Writer (NorthStarNews Today) — President Barack Obama has signed legislation permanently reauthorizing a law that expands prosecution of civil rights-era murders

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Compensation for those wrongfully convicted sought

(NorthStarNews Today) — Legislation that would provide compensation for the wrongfully convicted has passed the Michigan House of Representatives.

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U.S. Supreme Court may finally define racial gerrymandering in cases from the South
By Alex Kotch Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – The U.S. Supreme Court held hearings on Dec. 5 in two cases regarding racial gerrymandering, the practice of drawing voting districts in ...
Attorney General speaks on escalating hate crimes
(Special from Arab American Media/New America Media) — Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch visited a mosque in Northern Virginia on Monday to discuss the spike in hate crimes.
Democratic pollster Cornell Belcher delivers blunt talk on election results
By Lauren Victoria Burke Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — During the recent Rainbow PUSH Coalition conference in the nation’s capital, top Democratic pollster Cornell Belcher told a room full of activists, journalists ...
First Lady Michelle and Olympic swimmer Simone Manuel read stories to children after the lighting of the National Christmas Tree.
Spelman grads plan ‘Thank You’ for Obama’s final day in White House
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — Saying “Thank You” can be a simple, yet powerful affirmation. And, Spelman College graduates ...
Mothers of police brutality victims urge NFL to ‘step up’
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — On any given Sunday afternoon, millions of Black men and women gather around their TVs, cheering on their favorite football teams. Then, when ...
Veteran Wes Clark Jr. kneels before Chief Leonard Crow Dog and Ivan Looking Horse and asks for forgiveness for the U.S. military's mistreatment of Native Americans.
Veterans ask for forgiveness and healing in Standing Rock
By Valerie Taliman Contributing Writer Cannonball River, ND (Special from Indian Country News and New America Media) — When veterans Wes Clark Jr. and Michael Wood Jr. sent out the call for ...
Mistrial in police killing of Walter Scott part of a history of brutality against Black veterans in the South
By Rebekah Barber Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — A mistrial was declared this week in the case of police officer Michael Slager of North Charleston, South Carolina, who was charged ...
Reports document link between Trump election, hate incidents
By Rebekah Barber Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — Recently the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) released two reports documenting the correlation between hate incidents and President-elect Donald Trump’s win on ...

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