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Ferguson Protestors: ‘We will get answers’

Ferguson Protestors: ‘We will get answers’

| September 26, 2014

Highway shutdown, raucous city council meeting signals the struggle for justice is far from over in Ferguson, Mo. By Dr. J. A. Salaam Special to the NNPA from The Final Call Final Call Full Coverage: Ferguson & Police Brutality BERKLEY, Mo.–Two days after a very heated City Council meeting in nearby Ferguson, Mo., more than […]

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Study: Few feel media coverage of African American, Latino communities accurate

Study: Few feel media coverage of African American, Latino communities accurate

| September 26, 2014

By Roberto Alejandro Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper While a once theorized “digital divide” that would limit access to news sources for African-Americans and Latinos has not materialized, only a relatively small percentage of blacks and Latinos believe the way their respective communities are portrayed in the media is accurate. These findings […]

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Companies ‘steal’ billions from low-income workers

| September 25, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Employers pickpocket billions of dollars from low-wage workers, a crime that disproportionately hurts blacks and often goes underreported, according to a recent report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). Researchers at EPI, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank focused on economic issues that affect low- and middle-income families, […]

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Why do Democrats keep trying to ban guns that look scary, not the guns that kill the most people?

| September 25, 2014

By Lois Beckett Special to the NNPA from ProPublica (This story was co-published with the New York Times.) Over the past two decades, the majority of Americans in a country deeply divided over gun control have coalesced behind a single proposition: The sale of assault weapons should be banned. That idea was one of the […]

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Steven Manning: Delivered from hell of depression to a heavenly daily existence of peace

Steven Manning: Delivered from hell of depression to a heavenly daily existence of peace

| September 24, 2014

By Bryant Rozier Special to Frost Illustrated Steven Manning—a self-described proud Portage Junior High School Ram—was recently interviewed by Arise TV in New York City. Launched in 2013, Arise is an up-and-coming 24-hour news and entertainment channel that competes with CNN, the BBC and Fox News. An Arise producer learned about Manning from a USA […]

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Child with Down’s Syndrome used for security guard’s racially-tinged amusement

Child with Down’s Syndrome used for security guard’s racially-tinged amusement

| September 24, 2014

By Roberto Alejandro Special to the NNPA from The Afro-American Newspaper A black family taking pictures of their son–who has Down’s syndrome on his first day of school was interrupted by white school security guard, who proceeded to ridicule the 12-year-old, the boy’s mother said. Brandiss Pearson told the Post-Standard of Syracuse, N.Y., they were […]

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Asthma: Food for thought and lungs

Asthma: Food for thought and lungs

| September 24, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Taking up most of the space in our chests are two beautiful organs called the lungs. Yes, they breathe, providing our bodies with the needed oxygen to keep the other organs, such as the heart, kidneys, brain, etc., alive. To carry on their functions, the lungs need food to keep […]

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Nearly half a million join rousing climate justice march

Nearly half a million join rousing climate justice march

| September 24, 2014

(GIN)–New York streets were overflowing on Sunday with hand-made posters, buttons, baby carriages, bicycles, musical bands and nearly 400,000 marchers demanding an end to the exploitation of fossil fuels such as oil, coal and natural gas that are creating havoc for the environment in the U.S., Africa and most of the world. Marchers came by […]

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Police say black man shot himself in back while handcuffed, family demands answers

Police say black man shot himself in back while handcuffed, family demands answers

| September 24, 2014

By Charlene Muhammad and Walter Umrani Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call NEW ORLEANS–The family of a 22-year-old black man, their attorneys and Rev. Al Sharpton held a press conference Sept. 4, expressing outrage and refuting claims by police that Victor White III committed suicide while handcuffed in back of a police […]

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Silver Lining: Ferguson, African Americans, Indians in America

| September 23, 2014

By Sandip Roy Special to the NNPA via New America Media It is a troubling image. The hazy security camera screen captures from the convenience store reinforced those fears. The store clerk was slightly built. Michael Brown, the customer holding him by the collar was a much larger man. Though the store owner, Andy Patel, […]

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