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When ‘walking’ becomes a criminal act

By Marjorie R. Esman Guest Columnist We all know that African Americans are stopped, arrested and convicted in numbers that can only be called inhumanely

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From ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ to ‘Hands up, vote’

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Out of every momentous national tragedy that Black Americans have continued to endure in the United States, there

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Which juices/demons drive you?
By Fr. Jerome LeDoux Contributing Columnist “You can’t judge a book by its cover” is threefold more true of trying to judge a fellow human by his external appearance and conduct. Actor/comedian ...
Policing the police
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Except for the Good Lord, everybody has someone or something to “check” him or her. Unfortunately, President Obama has an unresponsive Congress to check him, and Supreme ...
‘Hands up, don’t shoot’
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor Michael Brown didn’t deserve to get shot down by police.. He didn’t deserve it, Wendell Allen didn’t deserve it, Justin Sipp didn’t deserve it and Ezell Ford ...
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 Brown. To suggest that the killing was ...
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 killing of Michael Brown by a white ...
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 ...

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