Special Reports

Mother of spirited four-year-old catches a lucky break: free pre-k

Mother of spirited four-year-old catches a lucky break: free pre-k

| March 18, 2015

By John Peirce Special to Frost Illustrated When Jawana Davis moved to Fort Wayne from Gary, Ind., this winter, she felt overwhelmed. She found an apartment soon enough, but she needed reliable child care and a car quickly so she could find a job. Then she discovered a child care opportunity that far exceeded her […]

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Was Jimmy Breslin tipped off about Malcolm X’s assassination 50 years ago?

Was Jimmy Breslin tipped off about Malcolm X’s assassination 50 years ago?

| March 13, 2015

Did NYPD, FBI have prior knowledge of the murder? By Milton Allimadi and Colin Benjamin Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Was the NYPD involved or did they merely know about the impending murder of Malcolm X and allow it to happen 50 years ago? Were some reporters, including famed scribe […]

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The loud silence of rape survivors

The loud silence of rape survivors

| March 11, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent FOURTH IN A SERIES WASHINGTON (NNPA)–An online survey of sexual assault survivors conducted as part of this series vividly captures the fear and reluctance black women rape survivors exhibit about sharing their ordeal with others: From a young woman, drugged and raped by a man she met at a […]

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Gun Ownership And Racist Attitudes Are Linked, Study Finds

Gun Ownership And Racist Attitudes Are Linked, Study Finds

| March 6, 2015

Wow! Talk about courting serious controversy before the upcoming elections. While we understand there are probably some seriously misleading conclusions that can be taken from this study, we can’t help but anecdotally note some of the folks we’ve seen proudly packing over the years—particularly members of openly white supremacist movements. As the study does seem […]

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Today’s four-year-olds may be making history with On My Way Pre-K

Today’s four-year-olds may be making history with On My Way Pre-K

| March 6, 2015

By John Pierce Special to Frost Illustrated Just as we look upon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks as pioneers of the civil rights movement, we may someday look back at children, parents and teachers involved in Indiana’s pre-kindergarten pilot program as pioneers of another important movement. That is the movement to ensure […]

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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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