Op-Ed

Message to Congress: Show Courage on Gun Safety

By Marc Morial NNPA Columnist   “Sometimes I close my eyes and all I can remember is that awful day…But other times, I feel Ben’s presence filling me with courage for what I have to do…”Francine Wheeler, mother of 6-year-old Ben Wheeler, one of the Read More

Op-Ed

CHILD WATCH: The NRA is Afraid of the Truth

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist   Why is the National Rifle Association so afraid of the truth? There are many misconceptions about guns and gun violence swirling around in Americans’ minds—and in many cases, this misinformation is no accident. For years the NRA has Read More

Op-Ed

Beyond the Rhetoric: Street Gangs – L.A. Style

By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist   All major cities have street gangs.  Some can be violent and many can be criminal organizations.  Los Angeles, without a doubt, is the world hub of ethnic street gangs.  Blacks have the Bloods, Crips and Pirus while Asian Read More

National

14-Year Old Student Shot at Atlanta Middle School

[11Alive.com] ATLANTA — Atlanta Police said a 14-year-old student was shot at Price Middle School, near the Lakewood Heights neighborhood south of downtown Atlanta on Thursday afternoon. According to Atlanta Fire Department Capt. Marian McDaniel, there was a 14-year-old student who had been shot in Read More

Politics

Obama Gun Control Initiative Draws Impeachment Threat

Republicans Respond with Apoplectic Rage by Zenitha Prince Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper The White House’s proposal to curb violent gun-related crime has provoked conservatives into a state of near-apoplexy, with at least one Republican House member suggesting he would bring impeachment Read More

No Picture
Op-Ed

NRA Maintains Stranglehold on Congress

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist   In the wake of the killing of 20 schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn. last month and just before Vice President Joe Biden presented a list of proposals to President Obama this week that includes banning assault weapons and limiting Read More

No Picture
Op-Ed

National Rifle Association Misfires Again

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnists When the National Rifle Association finally revealed last week what it was willing to do to help curb gun violence in schools, it fired a blank. “Politicians pass laws for Gun-Free School Zones. They issue press releases bragging about Read More