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With criminal record, it’s one strike and you’re out

With criminal record, it’s one strike and you’re out

| January 17, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent Ronald Lewis was standing on a street with his brother, who was selling drugs. When police were approaching, Lewis warned his brother. Both were arrested. That minor, almost reflexive reaction, led to Lewis sharing a drug possession charge with his brother as well as charges of being an instrument […]

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Nobel Peace Prize vindicated Martin Luther King Jr. for stand on nonviolence

| January 16, 2015

By Zachary Lester Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 at age 35, he was the youngest person to ever be presented the prestigious honor. He was the third black recipient and the second African American, following Ralph Bunche, the famed […]

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Scalise should be removed from House leadership

Scalise should be removed from House leadership

| January 13, 2015

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist After a phenomenal election last November in which Republicans increased their margins in the House and took control of the Senate, the expectation was that congressional Republicans would prove to the country that they could lead like mature adults. But as the adage goes, “they never miss an opportunity to […]

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America’s policy toward Cuba never made sense

America’s policy toward Cuba never made sense

| January 8, 2015

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist President Obama’s decision to restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba, following 18 months of secret talks, is one of the smartest decisions he’s made as president. Obama announced recently that the U.S. will open an embassy in Havana for the first time in more than 50 years, symbolizing the end […]

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Blacks should support normalizing relations with Cuba

Blacks should support normalizing relations with Cuba

| January 8, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist President Obama’s historic announcement that the U.S. is restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba, after more than five decades of strategic political and military opposition, is today resonating positively throughout Black America. It is in the economic, cultural and political interests of 42.7 million black Americans across the U.S. […]

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2014: Unfair and unbalanced media

2014: Unfair and unbalanced media

| January 7, 2015

Fox downplaying, ignoring white, right-wing cop killers By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Fox News, which mislabels itself as “fair and balanced,” was anything but in 2014, according to MediaMatters.org, the independent media watchdog group. The way that the right-wing network covered the deaths of police officers in 2014 is a case in point. “The […]

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Best films of 2014

Best films of 2014

| December 24, 2014

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic As 2104 draws to a close it’s a perfect time to reflect on noteworthy films, strong performances and the strides that black artists made this past year. It’s also a good time to spotlight the top-quality movies that will vie for Oscars and be released in theaters and on […]

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Black officers: White culture impairs policing blacks

Black officers: White culture impairs policing blacks

| December 24, 2014

By Chloe Herring Special to the NNPA from The Miami Times The failed indictments of police officers who killed Eric Garner and Michael Brown have unleashed ideas that the Jim Crow era of racism is still disguised in U.S. society. Recent images of hostility displayed toward mourning protesters in Ferguson, Mo. rehashed parallels to violent […]

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A mother’s plea: Don’t overlook my son’s death

A mother’s plea: Don’t overlook my son’s death

| December 23, 2014

By Narene Stokes-James Special to NNPA EXCLUSIVE Photos courtesy of Narene Stokes-James KANSAS CITY, Mo.–In the midst of the headliners Eric Garner, Michael Brown and now Tamar Rice, the name of Ryan Stokes has not been part of the news or the protests that are taking place around the nation and it hurts me. As […]

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Two NYPD officers ambushed, killed in shooting

Two NYPD officers ambushed, killed in shooting

| December 23, 2014

Murder of police officers condemned by Shartpon, family of Eric Garner, others Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Two NYPD officers are dead after a man shot them while they are sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn. Reports indicate that officers Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were fatally shot […]

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