National

Shoveling While Black

  (Politico) – When North Charleston, South Carolina, police officer Michael Slager pulled over Walter Scott last week for a broken third taillight, the confrontation ended, after a brief foot chase, with Slager shooting and killing Scott. That could have been Doug Glanville. He knows […read more]

Op-Ed

Sports Mirroring Life

By Everett Glenn NNPA Guest Columnist   They say that “sport mirrors life.” The latest example is the sick twist on the death of Eric Garner after the deaths of NYPD officers Ralph Ramos and Wenjian Liu. One of the headlines read “NYPD Cops Assassinated, […read more]

Politics

Who’s In Charge?

by Nayaba Arinde Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Since the murders and subsequent funerals of two members of the New York City Police Department, tensions have risen between the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, the mayor’s office and the police commissioner. At […read more]

Op-Ed

A Question of 21 Times

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   I find it very unsettling to hear police officers discuss how they believe that BlackLivesMatter protesters and certain politicians, e.g., NYC Mayor de Blasio, are either unsympathetic to their plight or, worse, provoking violence. Ever since the murder […read more]

Op-Ed

Disregarding Black Life

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   Patrick Lynch, do you remember Oscar Grant? And if you do, Mr. “leader” of the New York Police Department Union, why do you pretend not to understand the reaction that many African American people have to the police killing […read more]

Op-Ed

2014 Lies of the Year

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist   There are critical similarities between the furious controversy in the fall about the Ebola crisis in the U.S. – that never materialized – and that which has followed the heinous murder  of two New York City police officers […read more]