Tag: michael brown

Troubling, misleading leaks ‘inflame’ volatile conditions in Ferguson, Mo.

Troubling, misleading leaks ‘inflame’ volatile conditions in Ferguson, Mo.

| November 20, 2014

By Askia Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com)–In Ferguson, Mo., where unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by white police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, local and state law enforcement officials are anticipating mass protests and violence in the wake of an expected mid-November announcement by […]

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Housing segregation played role in Ferguson, Mo. tragedy

Housing segregation played role in Ferguson, Mo. tragedy

| November 4, 2014

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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Community demands an end to police harassment

Community demands an end to police harassment

| November 3, 2014

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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Analysis of killings by police shows outsize risk for young black males

| October 21, 2014

By Ryan Gabrielson, Ryann Grochowski Jones and Eric Sagara Special to the NNPA from ProPublica Young black males in recent years were at a far greater risk of being shot dead by police than their white counterparts–21 times greater—according to a ProPublica analysis of federally collected data on fatal police shootings. The 1,217 deadly police […]

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Film project designed to show real, positive black male images

| October 21, 2014

As a 35-year-old black man in America, I must admit, I have become complacent in feeling that the scales of equality have been balancing out. The deaths of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Alfred Wright, Michael Brown and so many others, have taught me that there is still work to be done. As a filmmaker, I […]

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Blacks expect more from hip hop artists

Blacks expect more from hip hop artists

| October 16, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—In the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., members of the black community and independent artists continue to call on mainstream rappers and entertainers to use their visibility to speak out against police brutality affecting young, black males. Nearly […]

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Justice Department urged to stay focused on police killings

Justice Department urged to stay focused on police killings

| October 4, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Officials from the National Action Network, the National Urban League the National Bar Association, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, the NAACP, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other civil rights groups have urged the Justice Department to remain focused on the deaths of Michael […]

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Experts push for better oversight of police

Experts push for better oversight of police

| October 2, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Neill Franklin says there is nothing new about friction between law enforcement agencies and Blacks. And he should know–Franklin is a 34-year law enforcement veteran of the Maryland State Police and the Baltimore Police Department. “This is nothing new,” said Franklin, during a panel discussion on the shooting […]

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Talk no substitute for action

Talk no substitute for action

| September 30, 2014

By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Columnist Have you ever seen a photo of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. taking part of a panel discussion? It’s likely he didn’t have time if he were asked. It’s also likely that in the 1950s and 1960s, he wasn’t asked much.  The period King conquered was a time of […]

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Ferguson Protestors: ‘We will get answers’

Ferguson Protestors: ‘We will get answers’

| September 26, 2014

Highway shutdown, raucous city council meeting signals the struggle for justice is far from over in Ferguson, Mo. By Dr. J. A. Salaam Special to the NNPA from The Final Call Final Call Full Coverage: Ferguson & Police Brutality BERKLEY, Mo.–Two days after a very heated City Council meeting in nearby Ferguson, Mo., more than […]

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