Tag: FBI

Civil rights leaders express outrage over FBI student profiling program

Civil rights leaders express outrage over FBI student profiling program

| August 12, 2016

WASHINGTON—On Wednesday, the American Federation of Teachers, civil and human rights organizations, faith leaders and community groups came together to issue a letter to the FBI condemning its Don’t Be a Puppet program. In an attempt to educate students and their families about violent extremism, this program does the opposite; it promotes bigotry and hatred, […]

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Two Fort Wayne murder suspects caught in Atlanta

Two Fort Wayne murder suspects caught in Atlanta

| November 13, 2015

ATLANTA—Two suspects, wanted in unrelated Fort Wayne murders, recently were arrested in Atlanta. Shakidi Underwood, 18, wanted in connection with the July 9 robbery and murder of Melvin Palmer, 30, in the 4000 block of Lillie Street in Fort Wayne, was arrested after a routine traffic stop in which he was a passenger. In an […]

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Demonizing ‘Black Lives Matter’

Demonizing ‘Black Lives Matter’

| September 9, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Led by Fox News, conservatives are trying to discredit the #Black Lives Matter Movement by claiming incorrectly that it is a black hate group that encourages the killing of police officers. On the Aug. 31 edition of Fox & Friends, Elizabeth Hasselbeck asked, “Why has the Black Lives Movement—Black […]

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An open letter to Jimmy Breslin regarding the death of Malcolm X

An open letter to Jimmy Breslin regarding the death of Malcolm X

| April 7, 2015

Journalist’s revelations raises suspicion of complicity for some Dear Mr Breslin, A number of recent articles have appeared in connection with an apparent tip-off which you received from the NYPD advising you to attend the Feb. 21, 1965 rally at the Audubon Ballroom and at which Malcolm X was assassinated. These disturbing reports raise a […]

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Nation awaits autopsy in possible lynching in Mississippi

Nation awaits autopsy in possible lynching in Mississippi

| April 3, 2015

By Cyril Josh Barker Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Mississippi was the site of one-third of all lynchings that occurred in the United States in 1925 and was the epicenter of some of the nation’s most heinous race crimes. At the time, the NAACP was mobilizing to urge the U.S. […]

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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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The movement, the police state, letter and prescription for healing

The movement, the police state, letter and prescription for healing

| January 13, 2015

Let us start by stating the obvious: America needs to have a serious, in-depth conversation about race. There is much this nation needs to  discuss with regard to race, from problems of economic and health disparity to the segregation in our spiritual institutions on Sunday mornings that belies the sickness of human division. That’s a […]

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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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Multiple drug raids aimed at ‘spice’ suppliers

Multiple drug raids aimed at ‘spice’ suppliers

| October 15, 2014

ALLEN COUNTY—On Oct. 6, multiple law enforcement agencies conducted a series of drug raids that targeted the illegal sales and manufacturing of “synthetic marijuana” also known as “spice” at locations in both the northeast and northwest portions of the city. Raids were carried out at: ● 1210 Marion St. ● 1218 Marion St. ● 1220 […]

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America’s War Against Black Power

America’s War Against Black Power

| April 14, 2014

By Charlene Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call (FinalCall.com)—Human rights activists are calling on the government to grant amnesty and unconditional freedom to all political prisoners incarcerated because of COINTELPRO, a secret federal law enforcement program that destroyed Black and dissident organizations in the 1960s and 1970s. Men and women who sacrificed […]

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