Drug offenders receive retroactive sentence reductions

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — In a major move last week, the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted unanimously to moderate federal sentencing

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Black men show little signs of progress in 40 years

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Black men are no better off than they were more than 40 years ago, due to

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Disturbing viral rape of teenager spreads like wildfire
By Jeffery L. Boney Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from Houston Forward Times) — According to researchers, the most common form of Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (DFSA) is alcohol-related, with ...
Tobacco use target of surveys
By Valencia Mohammed Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) — The U.S. Census Bureau is currently collecting data about tobacco use as a voluntary supplement to its ...
New interest in the Youth PROMISE Act spearheaded by Sen. Landrieu
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Focusing on preventative measures, there is a renewed push in Washington D.C. to pass legislation aimed at keeping young people out of the juvenile justice system.
Meet the online tracking device that is virtually impossible to block
By Julia Angwin ProPublica Editor’s Note: This story was co-published with Mashable. A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites, from ...
Detroit Water Department places 15-Day moratorium on shutoffs
By Zenobia Jeffries Contributing Writer (Special from The Michigan Citizen and New America Media) — The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department announced July 21 it will suspend its controversial water shutoffs for ...
Drop in Black homeownership rate double that of white homeowners
By Charlene Crowell NNPA Writer Each year the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University assesses the nation’s housing outlook. The recently-released The State of the Nation’s Housing in 2014 ...
CRL applauds Justice Dept.’s settlement with Citigroup
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from The NorthStar News & Analysis) — The Center for Responsible Lending praised the U.S. Justice Department’s $7 billion settlement with Citigroup Inc., which ...
Labor group withdraws UNCF support over Koch brothers’ gift
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent Editor’s Note: This is a follow up article to the story first reported in The Louisiana Weekly’s July 7 – 13, 2014 issue. WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Lee ...

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