Special Reports

Blacks now finishing high school at record levels

Blacks now finishing high school at record levels

| April 10, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–After 30 years of little to no progress, black youth are completing high school at the highest rates in history. This is the finding in a new issue brief titled, “Young Black America Part One: High School Completion Rates are at their Highest Ever,” published by the Center […]

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The art of the Alabama road trip

The art of the Alabama road trip

| April 8, 2015

By Ephraim Smiley Special to Frost Illustrated It’s alleged that during a heavy rain storm in Alabama, fish as big as your hand fell from the sky and Moma Cook gathered them and cooked them. I owe my resourcefulness, environmental awareness and agricultural acuity to my parents Ephraim and Audrey Smiley and subsequently my great […]

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Parents: Children will have it harder than they did

Parents: Children will have it harder than they did

| March 31, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–A majority of American parents believe their children will face a harsher coming-of-age than they did, according to a new survey–and no one feels this more acutely than black parents. In a recent NBC News State of Parenting Poll, 63 percent of parents felt their children would face […]

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Life after prison

Life after prison

| March 31, 2015

By Tiffani Knowles and Livingstone Knowles Special to the NNPA from The Miami Times Fifty years since Martin Luther King Jr. led the march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., black men in communities like Miami-Dade’s Liberty City are among the 32 percent of incarcerated blacks in the state of Florida. And, according to the Bureau […]

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Blacks engage with local news more than whites

Blacks engage with local news more than whites

| March 27, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–A growing body of research indicates that black people pay more attention to local news and digital media than other groups. The Pew Research Center revisited this trend with its study titled, “Local News in a Digital Age.” The research surveys residents of Denver, Macon, Ga., and Sioux […]

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Counting victims of police violence

Counting victims of police violence

| March 24, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—As Eric Holder ended his tenure as U.S. Attorney General, he said, “The troubling reality is that we lack the ability right now to comprehensively track the number of incidents of either uses of force directed at police officers, or uses of force by police,” he said, at […]

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Beyond survival: Life after rape

Beyond survival: Life after rape

| March 18, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent LAST IN A SERIES WASHINGTON (NNPA)—“On May 15, 1995, two men ran up behind me as I approached my apartment building, and one of them pointed a gun at my head. In the hour that followed, I was blindfolded, gagged, tied face down to my bed, and raped by both.” […]

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Aljean Rogers Tubbs and the Central art of twirling

Aljean Rogers Tubbs and the Central art of twirling

| March 18, 2015

By Braynt Rozier Special to Frost Illustrated The Central High All-Year Blowout of 2015 jumps off from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 25 at the McMillen Park Community Center. For all festival inquires, visit  www.centralhighschoolfest.com or call the African/African American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM) at (260) 420.0765. Like their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CentralHighSchoolFest. The next […]

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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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