National

Republican Tim Scott doesn’t run from his blackness

Republican Tim Scott doesn’t run from his blackness

| September 17, 2014

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist In the past, I have been extremely critical of so-called black Republicans, as well as so-called black conservatives–and that’s not going to change. Too often they feel the need to check their blackness at the door under the perverted guise of currying favor with whites within the party. These are […]

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Water down your high blood pressure

Water down your high blood pressure

| September 17, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Until 1955, there were no drugs to control high blood pressure. Persons with this condition were in deep water and became water logged due to the retention of excess fluid. Thus, a condition known as hypertension resulted. During those early days, it was understood that the element sodium was the […]

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Black lawyers to challenge police brutality in 25 cities

Black lawyers to challenge police brutality in 25 cities

| September 17, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–In an effort to combat police brutality in the black community, the National Bar Association (NBA) recently announced plans to file open records requests in 25 cities to study allegations of police misconduct. Pamela Meanes, president of the black lawyers and judges group, said that the NBA […]

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Lawsuit seeks $40 million for victims of police abuse

Lawsuit seeks $40 million for victims of police abuse

| September 16, 2014

By Dr. J.A. Salaam Special to the NNPA from The Final Call ST. LOUIS (FinalCall.com)–Sweltering heat didn’t keep more than 50 people from gathering at the Eisenhower Federal Building for a press conference where Atty. Malik Shabazz of Black Lawyers for Justice announced a class action lawsuit on behalf of the “Ferguson Five,” city residents […]

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Doing a new thing

Doing a new thing

| September 14, 2014

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from The Houston Forward-Times “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree […]

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Rescued from America’s gulag archipelago

Rescued from America’s gulag archipelago

| September 14, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist When a North Carolina judge recently vacated the prison sentences of 50-year-old Henry Lee McCollum, who had spent nearly 30 years on the state’s death row, and his 46-year-old half-brother, Leon Brown, sentenced to life in prison, for a heinous rape and murder DNA evidence had finally proved they […]

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America needs a raise

America needs a raise

| September 14, 2014

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been floating at or above the 17,000 mark in the past two months–an all time high. There has been a stumble here and a wrinkle there, but even with a weak unemployment report for August, the Dow has remained over 17,000. This compares with […]

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Blacks commit less crimes than whites think

| September 12, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)– Whites often overestimate the amount of crime committed by blacks and “associate blacks and Latinos with criminality,” beliefs that are widespread and also held by whites who work in the criminal justice system, according to a new report on racial perceptions of crime by The Sentencing […]

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Master violinist John Blake Jr. dies at 67

Master violinist John Blake Jr. dies at 67

| September 11, 2014

By Ron Scott Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News John Blake Jr., who continued the early tradition of bringing the violin into the jazz arena and making its voice heard with the music of Africa to avant-garde, R&B, blues and spirituals, died Aug. 15 in Philadelphia. The cause of death was […]

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Black College Club plans trip to Howard U

| September 11, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Area high school students and their parents have a special opportunity learn firsthand about the quality education and unique cultural and social amenities offered by one of the nation’s most prestigious historically black college or universities (HBCU). The Black College Club of Fort Wayne is scheduled to conduct a trip to the renowned Howard […]

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