Tag: michael brown

Lawsuit seeks $40 million for victims of police abuse

Lawsuit seeks $40 million for victims of police abuse

| September 16, 2014

By Dr. J.A. Salaam Special to the NNPA from The Final Call ST. LOUIS (FinalCall.com)–Sweltering heat didn’t keep more than 50 people from gathering at the Eisenhower Federal Building for a press conference where Atty. Malik Shabazz of Black Lawyers for Justice announced a class action lawsuit on behalf of the “Ferguson Five,” city residents […]

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Beyond Ferguson: Time for young black leaders

Beyond Ferguson: Time for young black leaders

| September 10, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–During a rousing, standing-room only town hall discussion dedicated to the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and police killings of young, black men across the nation, Ron Daniels, declared, “a state of emergency in Black America.” Daniels, president of the Institute of the Black […]

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Residents of Ferguson need to make a change

Residents of Ferguson need to make a change

| September 3, 2014

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist I’m Gonna Make A Change, For Once In My Life It’s Gonna Feel Real Good, Gonna Make A Difference Gonna Make It Right… I’m Starting With The Man In The Mirror I’m Asking Him To Change His Ways And No Message Could Have Been Any Clearer If You Wanna Make […]

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Differences in black and white

Differences in black and white

| September 2, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Public opinion polls confirm a fact that has been documented in instances ranging from the O.J. Simpson verdict to recent events in Ferguson: When it comes to race, blacks and whites largely view events through a different set of lenses. Several recent polls provided yet more proof of this […]

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Policing the police

Policing the police

| August 31, 2014

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Except for the Good Lord, everybody has someone or something to “check” him or her. Unfortunately, President Obama has an unresponsive Congress to check him, and Supreme Court to do the same. Elected officials are checked by voters (when they vote), and the Securities and Exchange Commission usually checks corporate […]

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Agent provocateurs? ‘Revolutionary’ whites tried to incite unarmed crowd in Ferguson

| August 31, 2014

By Richard B. Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call FERGUSON, Mo. (NNPA)–The National Guard has rolled in and out, but the pain and passion of people in the streets, in homes and in businesses remain and broken hearts still ache. Tear gas, rubber bullets, gas masks, gas canisters and armored trucks were […]

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Do we perpetuate black stereotypes?

Do we perpetuate black stereotypes?

| August 27, 2014

Raynard Jackson By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist Many African Americans feel like there has been an unofficial war declared on blacks, especially young black males. Just in the past month alone, there have been the police murders of Eric Garner (Staten Island, N.Y.), Ezell Ford (Los Angeles) and Michael Brown (Ferguson, Mo.). Each of these […]

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Black Americans’ threat from whites wearing badges

Black Americans’ threat from whites wearing badges

| August 27, 2014

Lee A. Daniels By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The disjointed, gap-laden manner in which Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Thomas Jackson revealed the name of the police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown to death–all the while alleging that Brown had robbed a convenience store a short time before their encounter–should convince any thinking person […]

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U.S. ‘falling further behind’ on race relations

U.S. ‘falling further behind’ on race relations

| August 27, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Twenty years after signing the “International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination,” the U.S. continues to struggle with racial disparities in every major sector of American society. A coalition of American civil and human rights groups, submitted a report titled, “Falling Further Behind: Combating […]

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Cops kill at least two blacks each week

Cops kill at least two blacks each week

| August 26, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Occasionally, police officers behave in such as dastardly manner that it captures international attention. There was the 1997 famous video of four white LAPD officers taking turns clubbing and kicking Rodney King nearly beyond recognition after a high-speed automobile chase. In 1999, on the opposite coast, an unarmed, 23-year-old […]

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