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For-profit prison companies foster ‘Treatment Industrial Complex’

| December 3, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–As cash-strapped state and local governments shift resources from incarceration to treatment for individuals convicted of low-level drug crimes, for-profit prison companies are following the money and potentially “undermining efforts to treat and rehabilitate prisoners,” according to a new report. The report published by the American Friends […]

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The death of social activism in America (Part 1)

The death of social activism in America (Part 1)

| December 3, 2014

By Diego Morales Special to Frost Illustrated Civil unrest grips Ferguson as fire quells hope for peace. Chants and social media posts of #nojusticenopeace are plastered everywhere. “No Justice, No Peace.” Is it responsible of community leaders to approach this volatile situation with such prose? What about the countless injustices that will occur because of […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Oh give thanks!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Oh give thanks!

| December 2, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart “Every day is a day of Thanksgiving. God’s been so good to me, everyday He’s blessing me. Every day is a day of Thanksgiving, take the time to glorify the Lord today!” Above you will find the lyrics to a popular traditional gospel song that people often sing around Thanksgiving […]

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The King letter, sordid government surveillance

The King letter, sordid government surveillance

| November 28, 2014

Special to the NNPA from The Final Call (FinalCall.com) – The recent disclosure that a researcher found an unedited copy of an infamous FBI letter sent to civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., may have taken some by surprise and may have left the mainstream media gasping in shock. But, these responses betray a […]

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Korean wig shop owners feel pinch of globalization

Korean wig shop owners feel pinch of globalization

| November 28, 2014

By Jong Won Lee Special to the NNPA from Korea Daily Via New America Media ATLANTA—For decades, South Korean immigrants have dominated the U.S. wig industry—a niche they carved out in part by winning over the African American market. Not only was competition relatively scarce, but their ties to textile manufacturers in South Korea put […]

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Report: 1 in 30 children homeless in America

Report: 1 in 30 children homeless in America

| November 27, 2014

By Cyril Josh Barker Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News As the nation prepares for the holiday season, new numbers about homeless children reveal that this season may not be so joyous for many. Devastating numbers in a report released recently by the National Center on Family Homelessness at American Institutes […]

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Statement from Jonathan C. Ray, president and CEO of the Fort Wayne Urban League regarding the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision

Statement from Jonathan C. Ray, president and CEO of the Fort Wayne Urban League regarding the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision

| November 27, 2014

Nov. 26, 2014 The killing of Michael Brown will forever leave a void in the hearts and lives of his parents, family and friends, who lost a son and loved one much too soon. His killing and the decision to not indict Officer Wilson are painful reminders of the criminal justice disparities. A grand jury […]

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Blacks outraged by Ferguson grand jury decision

Blacks outraged by Ferguson grand jury decision

| November 26, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Long after the St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert M. McCulloch announced Officer Darren Wilson will not be prosecuted in connection with the killing of unarmed Ferguson, Mo. teenager Michael Brown and burning tempers and flames had subsided, African American leaders were still expressing their disappointment in a criminal […]

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Midterm election lies and consequences

Midterm election lies and consequences

| November 26, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist One source of the widespread losses the Democratic Party suffered this month in the midterm elections can be traced to the Ebola crisis that began claiming numerous victims across the U.S. last month—a crisis many attributed to the managerial incompetence of President Obama for not preventing the disease’s appearance […]

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‘Friends’ desert Bill Cosby when he needs them most

‘Friends’ desert Bill Cosby when he needs them most

| November 26, 2014

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist “Hey, hey, hey (in my best Fat Albert’s voice), please listen to what I have to say. My friend Bill Cosby is in trouble today.” Even Fat Albert knows Bill Cosby is getting a raw deal. As a public relations/crisis management professional, I have worked with some of the biggest […]

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