Special Reports

Black protest in the U.S.: Early slave rebellions set stage for modern day protests

| February 6, 2015

In this time of renewed civil rights protests sparked by the death of black citizens such as Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner and a hosts of others, it seems appropriate to note that the history of Africans in America is not only one of achievements in areas such as science, invention, entertainment, politics, religion […]

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SPECIAL REPORT: A personal look at the lives of the Wilmington Ten

SPECIAL REPORT: A personal look at the lives of the Wilmington Ten

| February 4, 2015

By Cash Michaels Special to the NNPA News Service from the Wilmington Journal Most of the defendants were young, some barely in their 20s, when they were convicted in 1972 of crimes they didn’t commit. Some were still in high school, and living with their parents. At least one, Anne Shepard, was rearing three young […]

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Poor communities lose billions to ‘predatory’ lenders

Poor communities lose billions to ‘predatory’ lenders

| February 2, 2015

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Predatory lenders continue to target poor, black and Latino communities, siphoning off $103 billion in fees and interests every year, and the rest of us are paying for it, according to a recent report by United for a Fair Economy. “This is more money lost in poor […]

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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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A nation where slavery still thrives

A nation where slavery still thrives

| November 27, 2014

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist A couple of weeks ago, law enforcement officials in Mauritania arrested nine people for doing something the government considers radical: protesting slavery. In 1980, Mauritania became the last nation in the world to legally abolish slavery, an institution that that had existed in the poor, landlocked Islamic West African country […]

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Grand jury refuses to indict Daren Wilson, Ferguson erupts

Grand jury refuses to indict Daren Wilson, Ferguson erupts

| November 27, 2014

  By Rebecca Rivas Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American ST. LOUIS–A St. Louis County grand jury chose not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown Jr., announced St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert P. McCulloch on Monday, Nov. 24 in a courtroom […]

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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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2014 Gala Extravaganza honors variety of community contributors as ‘Lions’

2014 Gala Extravaganza honors variety of community contributors as ‘Lions’

| November 26, 2014

Special to Frost Illustrated Courtesy of the Fort Wayne Urban League FORT WAYNE– Fort Wayne Urban League (FWUL) welcomed a large gathering of influential business and community leaders to the Fort Wayne Urban League Annual Gala Extravaganza. The event, was held to celebrate another successful year of Urban League community services. Gala attendees were introduced […]

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