Courts and Justice

Out of shadows: Overt racism flourishes in American South in Trump era

Out of shadows: Overt racism flourishes in American South in Trump era

| October 27, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Race relations in the United States, especially in the South, are plagued by troubling examples of the challenges that face the nation, as Americans work toward achieving the dream that Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of, more than 50 years ago. Forty-two percent of Americans said that they […]

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Free speech and the racial divide in America

Free speech and the racial divide in America

| October 12, 2017

By S3 Thomas Tensions continue to rise over race in our great nation or has it always been there and it only recently has become a recognized cry in mainstream America? Could that be due to the fact that social awareness is more prevalent now than ever? Could it be that so many of today […]

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Judge relents, mistrial declared in Cosby sex assault case

Judge relents, mistrial declared in Cosby sex assault case

| June 19, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) NORRISTOWN—Saturday morning, Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O’Neill finally bent to the will of the jury and declared a mistrial in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case. “The legacy remains intact,” said Andrew Wyatt, the longtime spokesman for the legendary entertainer. “For Gloria Allred and all those other lawyers, […]

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Fired FBI Director Comey testifies, says Trump lied

Fired FBI Director Comey testifies, says Trump lied

| June 19, 2017

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) During dramatic testimony before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, James Comey, the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the nation’s top law enforcement official, called President Donald Trump a liar five times and told 17 U.S. senators and the nation, that he was […]

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Elders: ‘Let’s rehabilitate our brothers’

Elders: ‘Let’s rehabilitate our brothers’

| April 26, 2017

FORT WAYNE—Brother Foundation sits in a chair with all ears tuned to him as he reads from a series of newspaper articles. One article, two articles, three articles, on and on. Each one has a common theme: the results of a trial convicting a young man of a violent crime in the city. Each one […]

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CFPB investigations shuts down Experian credit score scam

CFPB investigations shuts down Experian credit score scam

| April 22, 2017

By Kelsey Clayton, Indiana Assets & Opportunity Network Manager INDIANAPOLIS—Thanks to complaints from 43,000 consumers around the country—including over 450 from Indiana consumers—the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) investigated and shut down a nationwide credit score scam that tricked Americans out of their hard-earned dollars by marketing and selling credit scores that they claimed were […]

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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee mulls ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ for Trump

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee mulls ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ for Trump

| April 21, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) After just two months in the Oval Office, President Donald Trump has already proven to be a liability to the free world, keeping Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) up many nights wondering what the New York City real estate developer will do next. However, the veteran Congressional Black […]

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Stop Indiana’s anti-‘ban the box’ legislation

Stop Indiana’s anti-‘ban the box’ legislation

| April 21, 2017

By Barbara Bolling-Williams Special to Frost Illustrated On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, our state legislature passed an anti-ban the box bill, that if signed by the governor, will prohibit Indiana cities and towns from passing ordinances that promote fairness in hiring.  The elimination of a simple box from an employment application levels the hiring field […]

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Remebering the legacy of Judge William L. Briggs

Remebering the legacy of Judge William L. Briggs

| April 10, 2017

By Magistrate Lori Morgan Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne lost one of its legends of the legal world when retired judge William L. Briggs passed away on March 29, 2017, at the age of 80. Judge Briggs was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on January 28, 1937 to Justice of the Peace William […]

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Civil rights leaders meet with Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Civil rights leaders meet with Attorney General Jeff Sessions

| April 5, 2017

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Earlier this month, leaders from six civil rights groups met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Justice Department to discuss a range of issues that are critical to the Black community. The meeting was attended by Kristen Clarke, the president and executive director of the Lawyers Committee […]

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