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Black Americans’ threat from whites wearing badges

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The disjointed, gap-laden manner in which Ferguson, Mo. Police Chief Thomas Jackson revealed the name of the police officer

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Dogs get more respect than Michael Brown

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist It doesn’t matter if you are state legislator or an alderman, a journalist or a local leader. If you are

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Stop the war on young Black men in America
By Marc H. Morial President/CEO National Urban League I had originally planned to use this column to denounce the July 17 death of Eric Garner, a 43-year-old, unarmed Black man following the unlawful ...
Were you there?
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor Friday, August 29, marks the ninth year since Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent levee breaks devastated the city of New Orleans and other towns along the Gulf ...
The second slaying of Michael Brown
By Earl Ofari Hutchinson New America Media Columnist The instant the news broke that 18-year old Michael Brown was slain by a Ferguson, Missouri cop the inevitable happened. Police officials dusted off ...
Tired of political pitches, but not the fight
By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist So, the midterm elections are fast approaching and, with every passing day, you are probably receiving an email and/or letter suggesting that the world will end ...
White cops kill at least two Blacks each week
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Occasionally, police officers behave in such as dastardly manner that it captures international attention. There was the 1997 famous video of four white LAPD officers taking ...
The war on us
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor Wendell Allen, 20, is killed by a trigger-happy cop with a single bullet to his chest for getting out of bed shirtless to see what the racket ...
Low Black employment in Silicon Valley
By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist The nation’s digital technology and social media companies are helping to transform how people throughout the world communicate and do business. In the ...
Innocent victims of the U.S. war on drugs
By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist Bishop Minerva Carcaño, the Los Angeles Area Resident Bishop of the United Methodist Church, is acting with urgency. Along with more than 100 other religious ...

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