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Macy’s model of fairness

| November 4, 2014
Macy’s model of fairness

By Benjamin F. Chavis  Jr. NNPA Columnist I am always on the alert to make sure that black Americans are treated fairly and justly. No, I do not go around searching all the time for what is wrong with society and with the world in which we live. The truth is whenever it is possible […]

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Housing segregation played role in Ferguson, Mo. tragedy

| November 4, 2014
Housing segregation played role in Ferguson, Mo. tragedy

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—In the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in Ferguson, Mo., Darren Wilson, a white police officer, was as much as the product a century of housing segregation spurred by federal, state and local policies as longstanding tension between blacks and police, according to […]

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Urban League activist Jacqueline Patterson crosses over at 86

| November 3, 2014
Urban League activist Jacqueline Patterson crosses over at 86

FORT WAYNE—A Fort Wayne native who served the Urban League movement at the local, regional and national levels passed away recently in Fort Wayne. Jacqueline J. Patterson, who got her start in the movement at the Fort Wayne Urban League and, years later, retired as the executive director of the Milwaukee Urban League died Oct. […]

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Community demands an end to police harassment

| November 3, 2014
Community demands an end to police harassment

Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News From a police officer caught on camera allegedly stealing money from a man, to a pregnant woman being slammed to the ground by officers and separate incidents of two young men being punched and kicked while on the ground by cops, the cameras continue to […]

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Looking at new options in social, criminal justice

| November 3, 2014
Looking at new options in social, criminal justice

By C. Denise Johnson Special to the NNPA from the New Pittsburgh Courier Award winning novelist and essayist John Edgar Wideman was at Duquesne University for a panel discussion on a think tank in which prisoners collaborate with those outside to study issues of common concern as a part of the national Gaultier Symposium, a two-day […]

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Ebola:  Long, ugly tradition of treating Africans as savages

| November 3, 2014
Ebola:  Long, ugly tradition of treating Africans as savages

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist Of the nearly 10,000 people who have been infected by the Ebola virus, fewer than 20 have been outside of the African continent. But, you wouldn’t know it from much of the alarm that’s being raised in some European news outlets and by the outrage of some American politicians who […]

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Justice?!? Metro Atlanta man gets 20 years for stealing iPod

| November 2, 2014
Justice?!? Metro Atlanta man gets 20 years for stealing iPod

By Terry Shropshire Special to the NNPA from The Chicago Defender This is a question of: does the punishment fit the crime? A suburban Atlanta man was convicted for stealing a boy’s iPod and was subsequently sentenced to 20 years in prison, the Cobb County district attorney said. According to the AJC, Shareef Tawwab Hakim, […]

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Why residual effects of domestic violence cause some to snap

| November 2, 2014
THE RELIGION CORNER: Why residual effects of domestic violence cause some to snap

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer The late Farrah Fawcett earned Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her portrayal of Francine Hughes in the 1984 television movie “The Burning Bed.” The TV adaptation shows flashbacks while Francine stands trial for murder after she snapped one day. She poured gasoline around […]

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Rev Stewart Speaks! The power to say “No!”

| November 2, 2014
Rev Stewart Speaks! The power to say “No!”

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart “…but I don’t want to offend him/her!” Have you heard anyone say this lately in response to feeling a sense of obligation to say “yes” to something that is out of their desire? Before I took part in my chaplaincy training program, I had very little knowledge of the fact […]

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Blacks more active on certain social media sites

| November 1, 2014
Blacks more active on certain social media sites

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–While black and white people have similar rates of Internet use, black people are slightly more plugged in to certain social media sites, where sharing life’s minutiae is the norm. “Social networks are a great way to stay connected with others, but you should be wary about how […]

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