A Black life is worth less than a $50 box of cigars?

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist Under other circumstances one could simply ridicule the explanations offered by the Ferguson police regarding the killing of Michael

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Our inevitable, everlasting ‘racial divide’

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The flurry of polls released last week revealed that sharp disagreements exist between Black and white Americans about the

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Differences in Black and white
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Public opinion polls confirm a fact that has been documented in instances ranging from the O.J. Simpson verdict to recent events in Ferguson: When it comes ...
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 who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown to death ...
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 in Ferguson, Mo., you won’t get any ...
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 ...

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