President says Black America ‘better off now’ than when he took office

By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( – President Obama says Black America is better now than it was six years ago when he first

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An Analysis Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and the ‘Other America’

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Make economic justice 2015’s New Year’s resolution
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer In recent months the groundswell of activism regarding Black America’s lack of criminal justice has become nearly daily headline news. Demonstrations spanning the nation and many parts ...
How companies are making work-life balance better for caregivers
By Kimberly Palmer Contributing Writer (Special from U.S. News & Word Report and New America Media) – Bob Moritz, chairman and senior partner at the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) believes offering employees ...
Gun violence was the leading cause of death among young Black men in 2012
(www.BlackmansStreet.To-day) – Homicide by gun was the leading cause of death in 2012 among African-American teenagers and young Black-male adults between the ages of 15 to 34, although the ...
Civil rights leaders express outrage, sorrow over killing of NYC police officers
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — Civil rights leaders, who have consistently encouraged non-violent protests to push for justice in police shootings of unarmed Black men, are vehemently condemning ...
Thousands of people marched from Freedom Plaza to the United States Capitol on Saturday, December 13 in the National ‘Justice For All’ March. The event was sponsored by the National Action Network (NAN) to highlight police brutality and criminal justice reform in the United States. Photo by Milbert O. Brown Jr., NNPA
Marchers declare fight for justice in police shootings not nearly over
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — Tens of thou­sands of protestors in Downtown Washington, D.C., on December 13 sent a message to the nation that the fight against police brutality, ...
Feds seeking expanded education for incarcerated youth
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — In an effort to provide sufficient educational opportunities for incarcerated youth, the Department of Justice and the Department of Education ...
On hand for the check presentation to The Network for Community Opportunity from Wells Fargo, are from left: Councilman Jared Brossett, Henry Baptiste of New Orleans East Hospital, Councilman James Gray, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Ashleigh Gardere, executive director of the Network for Economic Opportunity; Hugh Rowden of Wells Fargo, and Mario Garner, CEO of New Orleans East Hospital. Photo courtesy of the City of New Orleans
Wells Fargo funds skilled learning initiative for African-American males
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer On Wednesday, December 10, Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined representatives of Wells Fargo banks at the New Orleans East Hospital to accept a $500,000 workforce grant on ...
Study paints complex picture of Americans’ ethnicity
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI — (Special from Voice of America) – If you think America is all about black and white, think again. A new study of more than 160,000 ...

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