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Library of Congress hosts Civil Rights exhibit

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In honor of the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act, the Library of Congress

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Black lawyers to challenge police brutality in 25 cities

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — In an effort to combat police brutality in the Black community, the National Bar Association (NBA)

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Blacks commit less crimes than whites think
By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Whites often overestimate the amount of crime committed by Blacks and “associate Blacks and Latinos with criminality,” beliefs that are widespread and ...
Kids’ health suffers when parents go to jail
By Laura Rico Contributing Writer (Special from UC Newsroom and New America Media) – The U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with more than 2 million people currently behind ...
PLUS loan fix comes too late for some students
By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — A few weeks before thousands of Black college students returned to college campuses to begin the fall semester, the Department of Education issued ...
Lodges to be built for Tuscaloosa Marine Shale workers as hotels fill
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Companies use on-site trailers to house workers engaged in fracking the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale deposit, and they’ve rented blocks of hotel rooms. But as oilfield and service ...
Emergency preparedness plans marginalize Blacks
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – This September marks the 10th anniversary for National Preparedness Month. And when it comes to emergency situations, Black communities tend to be among ...
Beyond Ferguson: Time for young Black leaders
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – During a rousing, standing-room only town hall discussion dedicated to the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and police killings of ...
More students aspire to attend college, ACT study finds
American College Testing Inc., which offers college admissions assessments for high school students through standardized tests, says a new study finds interest in higher education to be increasing among high ...
Ferguson protesters victimized by tactics that protect and serve police
By Ishmael Sistrunk Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American) — In the world of sports, big, strong black Americans are cheered, celebrated and worshipped. GMs, scouts and ...

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