America’s criminal justice problem

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Do you know what little respect Black and Hispanic citizens of New York City have for following the rules

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By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist President Obama says he is going to take ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) out. I wonder how many

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NFL domestic abusers get tap on wrist
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The NFL – which has been referred to as everything from the National Felons League to, in the cases of players, Not For Long – ...
Racism is not a card game
By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Whenever someone accuses an African-American of playing the “race card,” I cringe. Racism in America is not a card game. There is no such ...
The power of the vote essential to change
By Marc H. Morial President/CEO, National Urban League Less than a year from now, on August 6, 2015, the nation will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of ...
Remembering Kojo
A year ago, The Louisiana Weekly joined a host of justice advocates, civil rights groups, grassroots organizations and comrades in mourning the passing of thought-provoking journalist, statesman and freedom fighter ...
Rescued from America’s Gulag Archipelago
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist When a North Carolina judge last week vacated the prison sentences of 50-year-old Henry Lee McCollum, who had spent nearly 30 years on the state’s death ...
Too busy to hate?
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor So I’m home sipping on a big cup of lemon-ginger tea when I hear this story about an NBA franchise owner who dropped a dime on himself ...
U.S. can’t be the world’s policeman
By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist I was struck by how quickly various pundits jumped upon President Obama’s comment regarding ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) in which he ...
Driving while Black – and poor
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist St. Louis County has 90 municipalities – ranging in population from 13 to nearly 52,000 – and most of them sustain themselves by targeting, fining and ...

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