In Newtown, Mental Health Problems Still Emerging

PAT EATON-ROBB, Associated Press NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Anxiety, depression, guilt, sleeplessness, marital strife, drug and alcohol abuse — two years after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the scope of the psychological damage to children, parents and others is becoming clear, and the Read More


Gun Vote Revives Civil Rights Memories

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist   At first I wondered why I felt so powerful a sense of déjà vu last week when the Senate blocked gun control legislation drafted by a bipartisan group of Senators and supported by the Obama administration. That sensation Read More


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

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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


Child Watch: Dear God! When Will It Stop?

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist The horrendous news from Newtown, Conn. has pierced our hearts. A black-clad man in his 20s armed with two semi-automatic handguns, entered the Sandy Hook Elementary School and made an elementary school for kindergartners through fourth graders the scene Read More