National

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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America’s criminal justice problem

America’s criminal justice problem

| September 23, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Do you know what little respect black and Hispanic citizens of New York City have for following the rules that make living in the city bearable– or not “loitering,” or riding their bicycles on the sidewalk, or spitting on the street, or walking through parks after dark, or–my particular […]

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Spotlight on Denise Trigg for wanting to make some beauty happen out of her loss

Spotlight on Denise Trigg for wanting to make some beauty happen out of her loss

| September 23, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville What.s up, babies? Isn’t GOD awesome? Of course HE is! This week’s spotlight is a little different, as we travel on our journey of love, to get to know one another better. Reason being, so all of you can feel the love, the compassion, the hope and the beauty of forgiveness from […]

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