Editor’s note: Area wage standards mandate that construction workers be paid at least a minimum standard—based on prevailing wages for such jobs in similar areas—on jobs utilizing taxpayer dollars. Proponents of the rule say that such is essential to keep up a decent standard of living for workers in Indiana, while opponents, who are working […]
By Barrington M. Salmon Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer As millennial activists have assumed leadership roles, there’s been friction between them and veteran civil rights organizations. In the months following Trayvon Martin’s shooting death at the hands of vigilante George Zimmerman in February 2012, a common question demonstrators asked was if […]
By Malcolm Marshall Special to the NNPA from New American Media Editor’s Note: In Richmond, Calif., a city long equated with high rates of crime and poverty, the local police have taken steps in recent years to improve relations with the communities they serve. Highlighting those efforts, Richmond Chief of Police Chris Magnus turned out […]
By the Rev. Bill McGill Special to Frost Illustrated We have come here on this second Sunday in advent, because on an almost daily basis the blood of African American men is being needlessly spent. On this Sunday when we light the candle of love, we have far too many police officers in our nation […]
FORT WAYNE—Rose Haney, mother of Ta’Vontae “T.J.” Haney who was killed in a local police shooting, friends and some community leaders have organized a march and rally scheduled for 1 p.m., Dec. 13 on the Allen County Courthouse greens. Organizers are inviting everyone to come and support our own city in this march and rally […]
Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American ST. LOUIS—What started as a peaceful prayer vigil for Michael Brown, the unarmed teen who was killed Aug. 9 by Ferguson police, ended in an explosion of looting and destruction in the North County area surrounding where the tragedy took place–and beyond. Hundreds gathered at 8 […]
Airport workers and supporters held an MLK day protest in favor of paid sick leave for contracted passenger service workers at New York and New Jersey airports.