Tag: police killings

Hey, dope fiend, put that NFL crack pipe down

Hey, dope fiend, put that NFL crack pipe down

| October 17, 2017

By Jeffrey Boney (Houston Forward Times/NNPA Member) Hey, dope fiend? Yeah, I’m talking to you. Don’t look around. We need to have a serious talk about your addiction to the National Football League (NFL). The truth is that, consuming the NFL on all of its various platforms, is like a drug for many of us […]

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Open carry: Is that law really for ‘us?’

Open carry: Is that law really for ‘us?’

| January 7, 2016

By Jeffrey L. Boney Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Houston Forward Times At the stroke of midnight, beginning Jan. 1, 2016, any individual who holds a Texas Concealed Handgun License (CHL) will be allowed to openly carry their handgun in the Lone Star State. The law, passed by the 84th Texas Legislature […]

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How your vote matters to black lives

How your vote matters to black lives

| September 15, 2015

Libertarians offer just alternative to black voters Special to Frost Illustrated from the Libertarian Party INDIANAPOLIS—The Libertarian Party applauds the efforts of Campaign Zero to go beyond merely protesting the injustices perpetrated by law enforcement on citizens of the United States to proposing specific, well thought-through changes in government policy. They include: Prohibiting excessive use […]

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Demonizing ‘Black Lives Matter’

Demonizing ‘Black Lives Matter’

| September 9, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Led by Fox News, conservatives are trying to discredit the #Black Lives Matter Movement by claiming incorrectly that it is a black hate group that encourages the killing of police officers. On the Aug. 31 edition of Fox & Friends, Elizabeth Hasselbeck asked, “Why has the Black Lives Movement—Black […]

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Without addressing disability, we’ll never make meaningful progress in ending police violence

Without addressing disability, we’ll never make meaningful progress in ending police violence

| July 10, 2015

By Rebecca Cokley and Lawrence Carter-Long Freddie Gray, Eric Garner, Kajieme Powell, James Boyd and Ethan Saylor were all killed in controversial and ultimately tragic interactions with law enforcement. Odds are the first four names are more familiar to most people, but what these individuals share in addition to the troubling ways they died might […]

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Baltimore: We have been here before

Baltimore: We have been here before

| May 4, 2015

By Jesse L. Jackson Sr. NNPA Columnist Now it is Baltimore. There, Freddie Gray, a black man, was stopped on the street, pinned to the ground, dragged to the back of a police wagon and died in police custody. Six officers were suspended. The mayor promised justice. But, the city erupted in non-violent demonstrations that […]

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Three white, three black police officers charged in death of Freddie Gray

Three white, three black police officers charged in death of Freddie Gray

| May 4, 2015

BALTIMORE—Protesters in Baltimore were jubilant, yet tempered with a somberness over the weekend. On Friday, May 1, State Attorney for the City of Baltimore Marilyn J. Mosby announced that the six Baltimore police officers—three white and three black—who were involved in the arrest, transportation and subsequent death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray have been charged with […]

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Black on black crime amasses far greater death toll than police shootings

Black on black crime amasses far greater death toll than police shootings

| April 28, 2015

Frost Illustrated Staff Report FORT WAYNE—There is no doubt that the U.S. is experiencing a crisis with regard to the alarming number of unarmed African American men being killed by the police. From Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., to the videotaped shooting of Walter Scott that led to a murder indictment against a white, South […]

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Blacks, browns seen as savages

Blacks, browns seen as savages

| December 15, 2014

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist An African American friend of mine keeps asking, in utter amazement, how it is not obvious that there was something wrong when Officer Wilson fired 13 shots at an unarmed Michael Brown.  As she has said:  “Brown was unarmed! How can you justify shooting him at all, let alone […]

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New York grand jury decision incites more protests

New York grand jury decision incites more protests

| December 10, 2014

Protesters move to economic tactics to exact justice for police killings as New York grand jury set to investigate another police killing From various reports In the wake of the recent decision by a grand jury in Missouri not to indict white police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael […]

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