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After nine years in prison for quadruple murder he didn’t commit, Davontae Sanford finally free

After nine years in prison for quadruple murder he didn’t commit, Davontae Sanford finally free

| June 18, 2016

By Tatyana Hopkins (NNPA/DTU Fellow) The lawyers of wrongfully convicted Davontae Sanford said it was clear from the beginning that he was innocent and his confession was false. Megan Crane, Sanford’s lawyer, said that “police practices that are widely inappropriate for vulnerable juvenile suspects and a criminal justice system that systemically failed him at every […]

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Ask Alma: My friend invites her mother everywhere we go

Ask Alma: My friend invites her mother everywhere we go

| June 16, 2016

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, My friend of over 15 years recently made the decision it was time for her and her mother to live together again. After her father died, her mom never could really handle remaining in the childhood home and all the responsibilities that go along with it, […]

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The many delusions of Donald Trump

The many delusions of Donald Trump

| June 16, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. (NNPA News Wire Columnist) What do you say about someone who apparently sees things that do not exist? I have been asking myself that question while I have watched Donald Trump’s presidential campaign unfold. And, as taunts name-calling, and the lack of substance continue to define the tone of Trump’s campaign, […]

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Why Snoop Lion should write, direct, produce black movies

Why Snoop Lion should write, direct, produce black movies

| June 14, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Recently, rapper Snoop Dogg put up an epic video rant on his Instagram. In the verbiage that only Snoop can conjugate, he said in no uncertain terms that people should not watch the 21st century remake of the epic TV miniseries Roots that aired on The History Channel last week. […]

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U.S. lawmakers, mentors reach out to young, black males

U.S. lawmakers, mentors reach out to young, black males

| June 14, 2016

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA News Wire Contributor) Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) hosted a recent summit on Capitol Hill focused on mentoring for African American males. Wilson was joined by Reps. Danny Davis (D-Ill.), Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), and Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.). Rep. Wilson created a program called “5000 Role Models,” a dropout […]

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Essense of new Black History museum is true American story

Essense of new Black History museum is true American story

| June 13, 2016

By Freddie Allen (NNPA News Wire National News Editor) When the National Museum of African American History and Culture opens in September, Lonnie Bunch, the museum’s founding director said that it will not only tell us a great deal of information about black folks, but “it will tell us even more about what America is […]

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GAO report: Segregation increasing at some U.S. schools

GAO report: Segregation increasing at some U.S. schools

| June 13, 2016

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA News Wire Contributor) A recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the segregation of African American and Hispanic students nationwide is getting worse. In particular, a notable increase in segregation among K-12 public schools was pointed out in the study. The study also found that charter schools […]

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Cop killings bear strange fruit for families of black victims

Cop killings bear strange fruit for families of black victims

| June 13, 2016

By Jeffrey L. Boney (NNPA News Wire Columnist) I’m about to be extremely facetious! We’re black, right? We all like a “hook-up” on something every now and then, don’t we? Well, it seems as if black people have found a way to instantaneously enhance their lives, and all it takes is the sacrifice of one […]

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Muhammad Ali remembered as ‘the greatest,’ ‘true American hero’

Muhammad Ali remembered as ‘the greatest,’ ‘true American hero’

| June 12, 2016

Inside, outside ring, the champ made a difference By Stacy M. Brown (The Washington Informer, NNPA Member) Muhammad Ali’s historic win against George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire in 1974 was perhaps the greatest of all of his ring victories. Ali dropped Foreman in the eighth round of that heavyweight bout known as “The Rumble in […]

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Google bans payday, other predatory loan ads

Google bans payday, other predatory loan ads

| June 12, 2016

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA News Wire Columnist) For more than a decade, broad-based coalitions at both the state and federal levels have united consumer advocates, labor, clergy, civil rights champions and others in calling for an end to predatory lending. Although 16 states and the District of Columbia effectively ban payday lending, the majority of […]

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