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Parents: Children will have it harder than they did

Parents: Children will have it harder than they did

| March 31, 2015 | Reply

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–A majority of American parents believe their children will face a harsher coming-of-age than they did, according to a new survey–and no one feels this more acutely than black parents. In a recent NBC News State of Parenting Poll, 63 percent of parents felt their children would face […]

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Life after prison

Life after prison

| March 31, 2015 | Reply

By Tiffani Knowles and Livingstone Knowles Special to the NNPA from The Miami Times Fifty years since Martin Luther King Jr. led the march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., black men in communities like Miami-Dade’s Liberty City are among the 32 percent of incarcerated blacks in the state of Florida. And, according to the Bureau […]

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Blacks engage with local news more than whites

Blacks engage with local news more than whites

| March 27, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–A growing body of research indicates that black people pay more attention to local news and digital media than other groups. The Pew Research Center revisited this trend with its study titled, “Local News in a Digital Age.” The research surveys residents of Denver, Macon, Ga., and Sioux […]

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Counting victims of police violence

Counting victims of police violence

| March 24, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—As Eric Holder ended his tenure as U.S. Attorney General, he said, “The troubling reality is that we lack the ability right now to comprehensively track the number of incidents of either uses of force directed at police officers, or uses of force by police,” he said, at […]

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Below-the-belt attacks on the Obamas

Below-the-belt attacks on the Obamas

| March 24, 2015

Many Republicans flirt with tradition of treason By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist No United States president has been more disrespected than Barack Obama–and his family. The hatred for the nation’s first African American president is so deep that all but seven Republicans in the U.S. Senate were willing to write a letter to Iran […]

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Record number of former workers without benefits

| March 23, 2015

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–With no federal unemployment insurance and rapidly disappearing state coverage, the percentage of people benefiting from unemployment insurance is at its lowest level in more than three decades, according to a report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a Washington, D.C.-based think tank focused on low- and […]

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Increased black home ownership would slice wealth gap

| March 23, 2015

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Researchers studying the effects of public policy on the racial wealth gap estimated that the median wealth of black households would rise 451 percent if blacks owned homes at the same rates as whites. “With policies that advance the rate of black and Latino homeownership to the […]

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Jail population overlooked in reform efforts

Jail population overlooked in reform efforts

| March 23, 2015

By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–In a system that is often overlooked by the public and misused by law enforcement, blacks account for more than one-third (36 percent) of the jail population, according to a new report from the Vera Institute of Justice, a nonpartisan research and policy group. The report titled, “Incarceration’s […]

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Systematic racism in America

Systematic racism in America

| March 18, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) report on the Ferguson, Mo. Police Department sheds a brighter light on a serious racial injustice malignancy that is not isolated or unique to that besieged city. What the Justice Department concluded in Ferguson, after months of intense investigation, exposes a systematic […]

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Beyond survival: Life after rape

Beyond survival: Life after rape

| March 18, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent LAST IN A SERIES WASHINGTON (NNPA)—“On May 15, 1995, two men ran up behind me as I approached my apartment building, and one of them pointed a gun at my head. In the hour that followed, I was blindfolded, gagged, tied face down to my bed, and raped by both.” […]

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