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Black women killed by police ignored

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist You know their names—Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice—because these African-American men were unarmed and killed by “law enforcement” officers.

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Clamoring to enter housing’s poor door

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist More than 88,000 people have applied to enter the “poor door” at a new luxury condominium tower on the

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Justice now
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor All eyes were on Baltimore, NYC and Philly last week as the struggle continues in the streets of the U.S. The murder of Freddie Gray, 25, has ...
Loretta Lynch came from a family of activists
By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist After a 166-day partisan political struggle in the U.S. Senate to confirm the first Black American woman to be the attorney general of the ...
Shocked—again!
By James Clingman TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist “America leads the world in shocks.” Those immortal words were spoken by the late Gil Scott-Heron during the Nixon “H2O Gate” era. Forty years later, ...
Police reform now: The State of Emergency in our precincts
By Marc H. Morial President/CEO, National Urban League A tragic déjà vu is playing out in communities all across America, particularly in the growingly skeptical streets of Black and Brown neighborhoods. Once again, ...
Thank God for peanut butter and jelly
By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist Kaylyn Sigman is a high school senior with big plans. A star soccer player from a poor rural Appalachian Ohio community who loves calculus and ...
A young sister ‘hashtagged’ me out of my silo
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist When a colleague dropped the line, “You can’t hashtag your way to freedom,” I loved it! I laughed out loud, and promised that I’d not borrow ...
Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March
By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist On October 16, we will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March. In the subsequent two decades Black Americans, have experienced great triumphs, ...
Neverending season
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor It would be inaccurate and myopic to say that it is open season on Black men in America. With Black men and boys — as well as women ...

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