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Meet Licensed Psychotherapist Ajuma K. Muhammad (Part one of two)

Meet Licensed Psychotherapist Ajuma K. Muhammad (Part one of two)

| May 26, 2016

Self-knowledge a key to liberation By Eric D. Hackley After my first conversation with Brother Sage of South Bend, Ind., he told me months ago that he had a former student whom he wanted me to meet and interview. Ladies and gentlemen, please meet Licensed Psychotherapist Ajuma K. Muhammed, and owner of Ajuma’s Counseling Services […]

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Innocent blacks, white cops—all lives are valuable

Innocent blacks, white cops—all lives are valuable

| January 6, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Rafael Ramos had been a school security guard before he joined the New York City Police Department two years ago. Ramos, 40, was married and had two children. The youngest child, Jaden, 13, fondly remembered his dad on Facebook and Twitter, describing his dad as “the best father I could […]

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Same old problem, same old response

Same old problem, same old response

| December 10, 2014

By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Columnist In 1983, it was Michael Stewart, 25. He was a graffiti artist who was beaten to death in police custody in New York.  No one paid a price for his death. On the day of Stewart’s arrest, the Committee Against Racially Motivated Police Violence was holding a news conference. […]

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United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black statement in response to Ferguson grand jury

United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black statement in response to Ferguson grand jury

| December 10, 2014

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: In the months that have passed since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown last August, the attention of the nation on Ferguson, Missouri, has sharpened the reality that racism still exists in our country and is as deadly as ever.  Our prayers for justice have been fervent but the […]

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Failure to indict cop in Ferguson will not derail movement for justice

Failure to indict cop in Ferguson will not derail movement for justice

| December 10, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The failure of a St. Louis County grand jury to indict Ferguson, Mo. Police Officer Darren Wilson of the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown will not halt the movement for police accountability, key activists say. A mass meeting was held on Saturday, Nov. 29 at a church in […]

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Dec. 13 march planned to protest local police shootings

| December 10, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Rose Haney, mother of Ta’Vontae “T.J.” Haney who was killed in a local police shooting, friends and some community leaders have organized a march and rally scheduled for 1 p.m., Dec. 13 on the Allen County Courthouse greens. Organizers are inviting everyone to come and support our own city in this march and rally […]

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Statement from Jonathan C. Ray, president and CEO of the Fort Wayne Urban League regarding the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision

Statement from Jonathan C. Ray, president and CEO of the Fort Wayne Urban League regarding the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision

| November 27, 2014

Nov. 26, 2014 The killing of Michael Brown will forever leave a void in the hearts and lives of his parents, family and friends, who lost a son and loved one much too soon. His killing and the decision to not indict Officer Wilson are painful reminders of the criminal justice disparities. A grand jury […]

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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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NNPA President Chavis’ statement on Feruson grand jury decision

NNPA President Chavis’ statement on Feruson grand jury decision

| November 26, 2014

(NNPA, Nov. 24)—Today’s announcement that the grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson who killed unarmed 18 year-old Michael Brown in August 2014 is yet another systematic and tragic slap in the face of equal justice in the United States. On behalf of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), today our prayers […]

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