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Blacks becoming more comfortable discussing mental health

Blacks becoming more comfortable discussing mental health

| May 22, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that there are more than 40 million Americans currently dealing with mental illnesses, not including issues related drug and alcohol use. But mental health treatment goes far beyond diagnoses and prescriptions. “You don’t have to be what we know as mentally […]

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blues boy done took his leave

blues boy done took his leave

| May 15, 2015

A tribute to BB King in poetry by ketu oladuwa—lucille cryin’ this mornin’ / blues boy done took his leave / say, lucille cryin’ this mornin’ / cause mississippi’s blues boy done took his leave

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway fans benefit from Verizon Network innovations

Indianapolis Motor Speedway fans benefit from Verizon Network innovations

| May 14, 2015

Verizon One of the first wireless carriers to deploy small cell technology in Indiana From Verizon Wireless News Center INDIANAPOLIS—Verizon Wireless, a technology leader with the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network, announced recently new network upgrades at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) including nearly a dozen small cells around the exterior of […]

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Free Atlanta-area chess, leadership training event for adults, children to promote peace, racial unity in community

Free Atlanta-area chess, leadership training event for adults, children to promote peace, racial unity in community

| May 13, 2015

ATLANTA—Orrin Hudson, founder of the Atlanta-based Be Someone non-profit organization, will bring his life-sized chess board and special chess instructional skills to the Fairfield Inn & Suites 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., May 30. The event is free and open to the public, and his purpose is to teach young people how to be better […]

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Experts advance solutions for Healing Relationships Between Law Enforcement and Communities of Color at America Healing Conference

Experts advance solutions for Healing Relationships Between Law Enforcement and Communities of Color at America Healing Conference

| May 13, 2015

Courtesy of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation ASHEVILLE, N.C.—In the wake of multiple deaths of unarmed youths and people of color from encounters with the police, leading experts on policing and community building proposed ways to improve law enforcement-community relationships during a plenary session at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s (WKKF) 2015 America Healing Conference. Recently, more […]

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Verizon, INDYCAR, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Launch Indiana HopeLine Drive

Verizon, INDYCAR, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Launch Indiana HopeLine Drive

| May 12, 2015

Racing fans invited to donate devices in May; $50,000 HopeLine grant going to immediate aid INDIANAPOLIS—Verizon, INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway recently announced joint participation in a HopeLine drive throughout May to raise critical funds and awareness of domestic violence prevention.  The drive invites racing fans to bring their no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories from […]

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Hundreds help clean up after Baltimore riots

Hundreds help clean up after Baltimore riots

| May 7, 2015

By Stacey M. Brown Special to the NNPA from The Baltimore Times BALTIMORE—Students from Morgan State University, local teachers, individuals who were out of school because of the closings and members of several fraternities methodically began cleaning the city after a violent night of rioting and looting. In all, about 3,000 individuals—many joining the efforts […]

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New AG meets with Baltimore leaders, police, activists

New AG meets with Baltimore leaders, police, activists

| May 7, 2015

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent [Compiled from Pool Reports] WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Keeping her promise to ensure, “both strength and fairness, for the protection of both the needs of victims and the rights of all” in the criminal justice system, Attorney General Loretta Lynch traveled to Baltimore May 5, to meet with city officials, law […]

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Police violence coverage takes mental toll

Police violence coverage takes mental toll

| May 7, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Police have killed at least 369 people in the first four months of 2015, with 103 black Americans–28 percent–making up a disproportionate number of the victims, according to Ferguson protester project Mapping Police Violence. But a growing number of medical experts say the damage inflicted extends far beyond […]

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Jury awards $8 million to family of black man who died after altercation with deputies

Jury awards $8 million to family of black man who died after altercation with deputies

| May 7, 2015

By Corey Arvin Special to the NNPA from BlackVoiceNews A Long Beach jury has awarded $8 million to the family of Daren Dwaine Burley, a 29-year-old father who died several days after an altercation with two Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies in August 2012. On Dec. 31, a jury consisting of eight women and four men […]

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