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A mother’s plea: Don’t overlook my son’s death

By Narene Stokes-James Contributing Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Special to the NNPA) — In the midst of the headliners Eric Garner, Michael Brown and now

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NOPD manpower woes impacting local justice system

The New Orleans Police Department’s highly publicized manpower shortage continues to impact day-to-day work and life in New Orleans as the Landrieu administration struggles to

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Message for NAACP marchers from a resident near Rosebud, MO. Photo courtesy of the St. Louis American
Being Black in 2014… Mother, daughter endure racist backlash during march
By Rebecca Rivas Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American) – It was eerily quiet when the group of about 75 people on the NAACP’s “Journey for Justice” ...
Outrage brews in police shooting of 12-year-old
By Starla Muhammad Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Final Call) – The video of Cleveland Police fatally shooting 12-year-old Tamir Rice has angered residents and activists in the city. ...
New NAACP head was Sen. Landrieu foe
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer The election of former Judge Morris Reed to succeed Danatus King as head of the Local NAACP puts a curious bookend to Mary Landrieu’s tenure in ...
Armed and Dangerous: Militarizing America’s police force
By Marjorie R. Esman Guest Columnist In predominantly poor and ethnic communities across the U.S., it is becoming more common for local police agencies to deploy SWAT teams using high powered weaponry ...
Rasheen Aldridge marches with protesters near the Ferguson Police Department in response to the shooting death of Michael Brown by former officer Darren Wilson.
Young Ferguson commissioner plans to fight protest assault charge
By Rebecca Rivas Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American) – Rasheen Aldridge, a young protest leader who serves on the governor-appointed Ferguson Commission, has been charged ...
Above, products by Rock Avenue Bowties, a “ostreuce” ostrich bow tie and the “doomsday” pocket square. Rock Avenue is the brand of ex-Saint Malcolm Jenkins
Local artist provides resources for local fashion professionals
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer If the success of Fashion Week New Orleans and NOLA Fashion Week weren’t proof enough that New Orleans is making its mark in the fashion industry; Briana ...
NOLA for Life symposium addresses murder, Black male unemployment
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Two years after launching an unprecedented murder-reduction strategy for New Orleans, Mayor Mitch Landrieu hosted a two-day symposium this month to flesh out the successes of his ...
Marion Barry remembered as ‘freedom fighter’ at funeral service
By Dorothy Rowley Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer) – More than 7,000 mourners crowded D.C.’s Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday to pay their final ...

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