National Council of Negro Women names executive director

By Maynard Eaton Contributing Writer ( — She’s been Atlanta’s premier female civil rights activist since the late Jondelle Johnson, the fervent and forceful former

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Grand jury refuses to indict in police killing of Tamir Rice
( – National civil rights leaders are expressing great disappointment and calling for new policies after a Cleveland grand jury refused to indict the police officer who shot and killed ...
NBA players shoot to score against gun violence
(Special from NorthStarNews Today) – The NBA has some great shooters but they do it without guns and they are urging others to follow their lead.
Some wary of City Hall’s motives on Confederate statues issue
With 10 days to go before U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier hears a legal challenge to the City of New Orleans’ efforts to remove the Liberty Monument and statues of ...
N.O. continues to overpay its vendor for delinquent tax collections, IG says
By Charles Maldonado The Lens More than two years after the Office of Inspector General reported that the city’s delinquent-property-tax collections contractor charged more than 10 times what its ...
White House commemorates Bill of Rights Day
President Barack Obama issued a proclamation earlier this month declaring December 15, 2015 as Bill of Rights Day, commemorating the ratification of the Bill of Rights on December 15, 1791.
Clemency granted to 97 prisoners before Christmas
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — Christmas came early to 97 felons granted commutations and pardons by President Barack ...
New CEO selected to run New Orleans East Hospital
Dr. Takeisha Davis has been selected to serve as the new Chief Executive Officer of the New Orleans East Hospital (NOEH), Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced last week.
Expert: Stun-guns far from ‘nonlethal’ alternative to bullets
Editor’s Note: New America Media’s Paul Kleyman interviewed Aram James, a leading opponent of electronic control weapons (ECWs) about their risks. James, a former public defender in Santa Clara County, ...

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