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Crime

OIG Report Raises Concerns About Overcrowded Jails, Lack of Care

LOS ANGELES SENTINEL — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors postponed discussion of a report by the Office of Inspector General. […read more]

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Epidemic of Missing Black Girls Continues to Stump Authorities, Frustrate Parents

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “One thing I think for sure about the missing teens is that human trafficking is a hotbed in my city [and around the country],” said Psychologist and Navy veteran Sheri Davis, who lives in Madison, Alabama. “I think it’s very easy for the courts and police to turn their heads the other way and not deal with the problem at hand.” […read more]

Commentary

THE RELIGION CORNER: Take Domestic Violence Month Seriously

WASHINGTON INFORMER — Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women — more than car accidents, muggings and rapes combined. Statistics show that every nine seconds in the U.S. a woman is assaulted or beaten; around the world, at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime. Most often, the abuser is a member of her own family. […read more]

Sports

Ray Rice, Ravens Reach Settlement

Jamison Hensley, ESPN   BALTIMORE (ESPN.com)—The Baltimore Ravens and running back Ray Rice reached a settlement before his grievance hearing began Thursday. The Ravens confirmed the agreement Friday. “The Ravens agreed to resolve the grievance with Ray Rice,” team president Dick Cass said in a Read More

Op-Ed

NFL Still Dropping the Ball

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has finally emerged from his self-imposed witness protection program, held a press conference, and even attended a football game Sunday. Now that Goodell has come out of hiding, it is not clear that the NFL is Read More

Sports

Baltimore Ravens Cut Ray Rice’s Deal

  BALTIMORE (ESPN) — The Baltimore Ravens terminated running back Ray Rice’s contract on Monday, hours after TMZ Sports released a video showing him punching his then-fiancée in the face in an Atlantic City hotel elevator in February. The team had no other comment in its statement announcing Rice’s release. Rice’s Read More

Politics

Sequestration Continues to Harm Blacks

by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) –The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities reported that nearly 140,000 low-income families could lose rental assistance and “thousands of other low-income families using vouchers could face sharp rent increases because of sequestration.” Sequestration, the automatic federal Read More

No Picture
Op-Ed

Ending Violence Against Women

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist March is the official month to “discuss” women and it could not arrive too soon.  What is sad about both Black History Month (February) and International Women’s Month (March) is that too many of us think that those are Read More

Entertainment

Chris Brown’s Mansion Stormed By Cops After ‘Swatting’ Prank

[MTV] Looks like Chris Brown is the latest victim of the new “swatting” craze that’s taking over Hollywood. “Swatting” is a new prank which entails reporting a fake crime or emergency at someone’s home, resulting in the SWAT team showing up. Not actually that funny. According to reports, authorities Read More

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Op-Ed

What about Kasandra Perkins?

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   By now, it’s old news that Kasandra Perkins was murdered by Kansas City Chiefs football player Jovan Belcher, who was her boyfriend and the father of her daughter. By now we’ve read about how great a teammate Belcher was, Read More