As Jazmine Barnes’ mother, LaPorsha Washington, drove them to the store to get items to cook breakfast that morning, the suspects pulled up next to their car around 7 a.m. and opened fire. Jazmine’s mother was shot in the arm, but Jazmine was shot in the head and was lifeless before even making it to a hospital. This situation has been truly traumatic for the parents.
Commentary

COMMENTARY: Justice for Jazmine

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Many in the Greater Houston community are relieved to know that Jazmine’s killers have been apprehended and may soon face justice. However, the road to finding these suspects has been a real rollercoaster of high emotions and cloudy details. […read more]

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Derrick Johnson

U.S. Senate’s Only Black Republican Blocks Tom Farr from Becoming a Federal Judge

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “This week, a Department of Justice memo written under President George H.W. Bush was released that shed new light on Mr. Farr’s activities. This, in turn, created more concerns. Weighing these important factors, this afternoon I concluded that I could not support Mr. Farr’s nomination,” said Scott. […read more]

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Commentary

Is the FBI Underreporting the Surge in Hate Crimes?

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Anti-Black or African American” bias accounted for nearly half of all crimes motivated by race or ethnicity, which rose 18 percent according to the FBI data, while “Anti-American Indian or Alaska Native,” “Anti-Multiple Races, Group,” and “Anti-Hispanic or Latino” hate crimes all increased over 20 percent (251, 180, and 427 incidents, respectively). […read more]

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Election Day countdown: The war for maximum voter turnout in Nov. 6 election is on

THE MISSISSIPPI LINK — The suit alleges that Georgia’s “‘no match, no vote’ voter registration scheme violates the Voting Rights Act, the National Voter Registration Act and the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution,” according to a statement from the organization.The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law has filed suit against Georgia Secretary of State and Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp over the state’s “discriminatory and unlawful ‘exact match’ voter suppression scheme.” […read more]

Op-Ed

Black Democrats Miss the Big Picture

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   I was having a discussion with this friend about the latest goings on in D.C.  This person is a very prominent White political operative and he was asking me to help him understand what he called “the peculiarity of Read More