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Girls In Justice

Girls In Justice

| February 25, 2015

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist I’m grateful for a powerful new book, Girls In Justice by artist Richard Ross, a follow up to his moving earlier Juvenile In Justice, which combines Ross’s photographs of girls in the juvenile justice system with interviews he gathered from more than 250 detention facilities across the United States. […]

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We’re still talking about the N-word…

We’re still talking about the N-word…

| February 25, 2015

Despite what some might think, the U.S. still has a long way to go when it comes to having an open, honest dialogue about race. Case in point, we received a number of calls over the weekend about a story that appeared on News Channel 15 outlining how local auto racing promoter Dave Muzzillo allegedly […]

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Gay Marriage in Alabama

Gay Marriage in Alabama

| February 25, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist It’s entirely appropriate that the bigoted antics of Alabama’s conservative, publicity-hound Chief Justice Roy S. Moore in unsuccessfully trying to block the right of same-sex couples to marry there erupted in February–Black History Month. For his actions that briefly led some of the state’s 68 probate judges to not […]

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Crime and Safety: February 25-March 3 Edition

Crime and Safety: February 25-March 3 Edition

| February 25, 2015

Five-year-old killed by gunshot FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:05 p.m., Feb. 13, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 1500 block of W. Fourth Street in regards to a shooting.  Upon arrival it was determined that some sort of negligent discharge involving a gun took place and a five year old female was […]

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Plans for two separate Selma marches cancelled as groups unify

Plans for two separate Selma marches cancelled as groups unify

| February 24, 2015

WASHINGTON (NNPA)–A very public conflict between the Bridge Crossing Jubilee Inc., the local group that has been commemorating the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery March for more than four decades, and the largely white-run The Faith & Politics Institute, a Washington-based group that had organized competing marches in Selma and Montgomery on the weekend commemorating the 50th anniversary […]

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Record-level of criminal exonerations in 2014

Record-level of criminal exonerations in 2014

| February 24, 2015

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Black criminal defendants accounted for roughly 46 percent of the 125 known exonerations in 2014, the highest annual number of recorded since 1989, according to a national registry that tracks wrongful convictions. According to a recent report by The National Registry of Exonerations, the next highest total […]

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Rape’s other victims

Rape’s other victims

| February 24, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent SECOND IN A SERIES WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The first time Tiffany Perry learned about her conception, she was too innocent to fully understand the gentle explanation her mother was offering, too young to process such a heavy and complicated behavior. What she distinctly remembers is watching “Oprah” with her mom a […]

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Civil rights leaders upset over non-Voting Rights Act hearing

Civil rights leaders upset over non-Voting Rights Act hearing

| February 24, 2015

By James Wright Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, he sparked controversy on Jan. 14 saying that, “The Voting Rights Amendment Act”–which would restore the preclearance requirement by the Justice Department for states mainly in the South–“is not necessary.” He has decided […]

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Life sentence: Ex-felons denied constitutional rights

Life sentence: Ex-felons denied constitutional rights

| February 24, 2015

Florida refuses to restore full constitutional rights to ex-felons. The result? One black Floridian of every four can’t vote, hold office or serve on a jury. Special to the NNPA from the Florida Courier Commit any felony in Florida and you lose your right to vote for life–unless the governor and the clemency board agree […]

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International clothing line, fashion show coming to downtown Fort Wayne

| February 24, 2015

Creative Women of the World hosts ‘Empower Her World’ fundraising event FORT WAYNE—On April 15, Creative Women of the World (CWOW) is scheduled to host Empower Her World: A Celebration of Fashion and Culture. In addition to hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, attendees will be treated to a visual celebration of international fashion, including […]

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