Tag: michael brown

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 Darren Wilson, Ferguson erupts

Grand jury refuses to indict Darren Wilson, Ferguson erupts

| November 27, 2014

By Rebecca Rivas Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American ST. LOUIS–After three months of hearing testimony and viewing evidence, 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., St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert M. McCulloch […]

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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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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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