Michael Brown’s size doesn’t matter

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist We’ve now moved to a new stage of the racist reaction to the police killing of Michael Brown: the

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The emotional toll of growing up Black

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist Terrell Strayhorn, a brilliant Black Ohio State University professor, recently opened the Educational Testing Service and Children’s Defense Fund

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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 disproportionate. This isn’t news. Now, ...
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 has always emerged a redeeming moment to ...
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 ...

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