National

U.S. Mayors Say Ferguson Could Happen To Us

(Politico) – The leaders of America’s cities have serious concerns about race relations, minority communities and policing issues as the nation approaches the one-year anniversary of last year’s unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, a POLITICO Magazine survey finds. And urban public schools—widely identified by experts as the key Read More

National

In Ferguson, the Struggle Continues

Demonstrators converge on Ferguson Police Dept. headquarters. by J.A. Salaam Special to the NNPA from The Final Call FERGUSON, Mo. (FinalCall.com) – Nearly seven months since the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr., the small St. Louis suburb of Ferguson still wrestles with many unanswered Read More

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AKA Changes Stance on Protesting

(Ebony) – Earlier this week, it was revealed that the nation’s oldest African American sororities has issued directives to members ordering them not to wear official paraphernalia while participating in protests, something that troubled both members and non-members of Black Greek-lettered organizations alike. Alpha Kappa Read More

Politics

White House Debated Ferguson Trip

  (Politico) – The White House debated sending President Barack Obama directly into riot-torn Ferguson, Missouri, to address the racially charged aftermath of the decision not to prosecute a police officer who killed an unarmed black man. But, according to three White House officials, the Read More

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Another Police Homicide

by Nayaba Arinde and Herb Boyd Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American It was déjà vu all over again for Omowale Clay, the bullhorn in his hand as he marched behind Assemblyman-elect Charles Barron, who was at the front of demonstrators last Read More