A distraught Sandra Sterling at the funeral of her nephew, Alton Sterling.

An emotional goodbye to Alton Sterling; a call for youth leadership

By J.A. Salaam Contributing Writer (Special from The Final Call) – Funeral services for Alton Sterling were a testament to the love and respect a

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NAACP President/CEO Cornell Brooks sent this historic photo with his statement on the police killings in Louisiana and Minnesota.
NAACP calls police shootings ‘21st-century lynching’
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — National outrage had just begun after the videotaped police killing of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La. But the next day came the ...
Reactions of Baton Rouge protestors, bystanders
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Two weeks after the shooting death of Baton Rouge resident Alton Sterling, protesters continue to descend on the city from across the country with many making charges ...
Black Caucus to Congress: ‘Combat the State of Emergency in the Black community’
By Jane A. Kennedy Contributing Writer Chair warns of 'Long Hot Summer' if no action is taken ( — It was a week that few Americans will be able to forget. ...
AME Church Senior Bishop John Bryant is retiring.
AME Church celebrates bicentennial at 50th Quadrennial conference
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — Two centuries ago, former Delaware slave Richard Allen and other Black worshippers formed ...
‘Show of force’ in B.R. leads to federal lawsuits, criticism
More than 200 protesters arrested over weekend Despite Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ description of the tactics used by the Baton Rouge Police Department to maintain law and order during a ...
Job training now required for thousands of La. food stamp recipients
A major change in the state’s food stamp program took effect July 1: Food stamp recipients who are not disabled, employed or in school are now required by the state ...
Report shines light on pricey meals at Criminal Court
If you’ve ever served on a jury, you’ve most likely been treated to lunch. Sometimes it’s sandwiches, other times burgers. But a FOX 8 investigation into court records at Orleans ...
Minnesota cop kills Philando Castile during traffic stop
By Harry Colbert, Jr. Contributing Writer (Special from Insight News) FALCON HEIGHTS MN – Thirty-two-year-old Philando Castile is dead following a Wednesday evening (July 6) officer-involved shooting in Falcon Heights, near ...

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