Tag: police shootings

Portland lawmakers pass racial profiling bill

Portland lawmakers pass racial profiling bill

| October 12, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) In an effort to improve the relationship between law enforcement and the black community, state lawmakers in Oregon recently passed a bill to combat racial profiling by police. The Statesman Journal reported that the “bill requires law enforcement agencies to collect and submit data on the age, race, […]

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Fort Wayne NAACP, Urban League report joint success on violence in Black Community

Fort Wayne NAACP, Urban League report joint success on violence in Black Community

| December 28, 2016

Interview with Larry Gist, president of Fort Wayne Branch NAACP By Eric D. Hackley ERIC HACKLEY: Concerning the issue of black on black violence, what exactly happened between you and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office? LARRY GIST: During this past summer, we challenged the prosecutor for failing to do her job.  Since there had been […]

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After recent police shootings, NNPA declares state of emergency in black community

After recent police shootings, NNPA declares state of emergency in black community

| October 10, 2016

By Freddie Allen (NNPA Newswire Managing Editor) WASHINGTON, D.C.—The recent extrajudicial killings of three black males, including a 13 year-old boy, have sparked protests across the country, and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) has now declared a state of emergency in Black America. The NNPA, is a trade group that represents more than 200 […]

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Will Anything Really Change After the Deaths of Sterling, Gerald and Long?

Will Anything Really Change After the Deaths of Sterling, Gerald and Long?

| August 11, 2016

By Candace J. Semien (The Drum, NNPA Member) Leaving the city of Baker, Louisiana, I turned left onto the interstate faster than I normally would. I needed to get home before the Matadors arrived. I was the third car to merge onto the empty bridge; the third to veer into the center lane. Instinctively, I […]

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Intellectual honesty about race, criminal justice reform

Intellectual honesty about race, criminal justice reform

| August 9, 2016

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. (NNPA President and CEO) There is an old adage that posits “The more things appear to change, the more they stay the same.” Once again, millions of Americans are engulfed in what has become a reluctant national debate and dialogue concerning race and the urgency to reform the nation’s criminal […]

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Dallas tragedy debunks every anti-gun control myth

Dallas tragedy debunks every anti-gun control myth

| July 26, 2016

By Marc Morial (President and CEO of the National Urban League) “We can’t tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change. We will be told that the causes of such violence are complex, and that is true. No single law—no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world, […]

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A prayer for those in law enforcement

A prayer for those in law enforcement

| July 18, 2016

A prayer offering from the Rev. Bill McGill: O god we come tonight because we are in desperate need of your might. We are here united in prayer because we care, and want our nation released from this violent snare. We know it is the enemy who has an assignment to kill, steal and destroy; […]

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Three police officers shot dead, three wounded in Baton Rouge gun battle

Three police officers shot dead, three wounded in Baton Rouge gun battle

| July 18, 2016

Slain shooter had expressed anger over bullying, police shootings of blacks From various sources BATON ROUGE, Louisiana—Less than two weeks after the fatal shooting of five police officers in Dallas, American streets once again have erupted in deadly violence directed at law enforcement officials. According to various news reports, at about 8:40 a.m., Sunday morning, […]

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#CompassionMatters: The key to saving all of us

#CompassionMatters: The key to saving all of us

| July 13, 2016

By Victor Zápari #BlackLivesMatter has been a topic that has been discussed for years now, however, often times it is twisted to read #AllLivesMatter, and while that may be true, it also attempts to take away from a minority group’s agency and or empowerment.  In the year 2016, we have seen a substantial amount of […]

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Black lives should matter to black killers, too

Black lives should matter to black killers, too

| August 18, 2015

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist I applaud the Black Lives Matter Movement for renewing attention on police violence against blacks, an issue that is old as the republic—for black lives do matter. And black lives should always matter—even when the killers are not hyper-aggressive cops, white supremacists or other emblems of oppression. In 2011, the […]

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