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Report: Police encounters cause stress among Black men

By Rosemary Eng Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — Community policing can be bad for public health. At a public health symposium at Stanford

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New NOPD unit takes aim at gun violence

After witnessing a rise in the number of murders committed in 2016 and a steep uptick in gun violence this year, the NOPD is taking

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How the South’s hate crime laws fail transgender victims
By Rebekah Barber Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – Last year was a deadly one for transgender people in the U.S., with at least 27 known murders — more than any ...
FBI asked to investigate hanging death of a Muslim man
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – The Council On American-Islamic Relations in Seattle has asked the FBI to investigate the death of an 18-year-old Black Muslim man ...
Youth organizations lobby against Life without Parole
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Last year, the passage of a bill raising the age of juvenile jurisdiction in Louisiana from 16 to 17 years old marked a victory for advocates ...
U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite resigns
By David T. Baker Associate Editor Kenneth A. Polite, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, submitted his resignation last Friday to President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, ...
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Dr. Ben Carson sworn-in as Trump’s only Black Cabinet pick
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — The swearing-in of all the primary members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet is just about complete. Most of Trump’s cabinet — from Treasury ...
Andrew Young talks about King’s legacy, Trump’s White House
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — It’s forever a burning question, particularly as many African Americans soul search, reminisce and speculate during Black History Month.
How the Trump Administration may be skirting its own ethics rules
By Justin Elliott ProPublica The Trump administration appears to be either ignoring or exempting top staffers from its own watered-down ethics rules.
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The descendants of Dred Scott and Chief Justice Roger B. Taney meet
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — Pete Taney knew this day would come. “I’ve been looking over my shoulders all of my life, so this is no surprise,” said ...

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