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Terrorist kills nine at historic black church in S. Carolina

Terrorist kills nine at historic black church in S. Carolina

| June 23, 2015

CHARLESTON, S.C.—Nine people were killed during a Bible study when a young white man opened fire at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, on June 17. According to reports, 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof sat for nearly an hour during a traditional Wednesday night prayer meeting at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist  Episcopal Church, affectionately […]

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Homeless alliance redefines community

Homeless alliance redefines community

| June 16, 2015

By Mike McGee Special to the NNPA from The Dallas Examiner “Will work for food,” “Why lie? Need money for weed,” “Sorry for being a bum.” Tattered cardboard signs being held by homeless people across the nation relate the attitudes, humor and frustrations of the men and women who display them, explained Willie Baronet during […]

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Charity not substitute for justice

Charity not substitute for justice

| June 13, 2015

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist In his speech the night before his murder, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. repeated the biblical parable of the Good Samaritan who stopped and helped the desperate traveler who had been beaten, robbed and left half dead as he journeyed along the road from Jerusalem to Jericho. The Good […]

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First black nursing grad receives honorary degree

First black nursing grad receives honorary degree

| June 12, 2015

Esther McCready feted at Maryland graduation By Stacy M. Brown Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer Small in stature and soft in voice, Esther McCready proved to be a giant in the fight for civil rights. And, on Friday, May 15, the 84-year-old pioneer’s life came full circle as she received an honorary […]

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Flag Day personal for veterans, families, all of us

Flag Day personal for veterans, families, all of us

| June 11, 2015

On 6 June 2015, I had the honor of attending the Memorial Services of Chief Master Sergeant (CMS) Dean A. DuVall, United States Air Force (USAF). My trip to Buffalo, Ind., near Monticello, was to represent U.S. Congressman Marlin Stutzman, as well as, in my position as chairman of the 50th Anniversary Celebration Committee of […]

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‘I’ versus ‘We’

‘I’ versus ‘We’

| June 11, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist “In the Northern states, we are not slaves to individuals, not personal slaves, yet in many ways we are slaves of the community… It is more than a figure of speech to say that we are a people chained together. We are one people–one in general complexion type, one in […]

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Time for young people to stop the violence

Time for young people to stop the violence

| June 10, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist I only recently embraced my status as an “elder.” Actually, I describe myself as an “episodic elder,” eager enough to take one of those lovely “senior” discounts when it serves my purpose, yet reluctant to turn in my party card. Elder status hit me upside the head, though, when a […]

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Hastert indictment spotlights Republican hypocrisy

Hastert indictment spotlights Republican hypocrisy

| June 10, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The indictment of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert and the disclosure that he may have been sexually involved with at least two boys while serving as a high school football and wrestling coach in Illinois exposes the hypocrisy of the self-appointed morality police. It turns out that Hastert is […]

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Death of black woman after police encounter sheds light on mental health, police abuse, cries for justice

Death of black woman after police encounter sheds light on mental health, police abuse, cries for justice

| June 10, 2015

By Charlene Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call LOS ANGELES (FinalCall.com)–Alesia Thomas, a black mother with mental health challenges, ended up arrested, punched, kicked and dead after an encounter involving five white LAPD officers, but only one of them Mary O’Callaghan currently stands trial. Ofc. O’Callaghan could only serve a maximum of […]

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America’s true crime problem

America’s true crime problem

| June 5, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist It’s getting to be difficult to recall a week when, thanks to public exposure of videos, or tweets, text messages or emails, we’ve not seen another shocking example of police mistreatment of black or Hispanic citizens under questionable circumstances. Consider that, and then ponder these words about black Americans […]

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