Morehouse College / 152nd Anniversary (Photo by: flcourier.com)
Black History

Speaking though the music

FLORIDA COURIER — Morehouse College Glee Club and members of the Atlanta Symphoria performed ‘Seven Last Words of the Unarmed. […read more]

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Sports

The Defeat of Jason Whitlock

(Newsweek) – Eric Garner’s last known words were “I can’t breathe.” He said it 11 times before he passed out on a Staten Island sidewalk while police officers arrested him for selling untaxed cigarettes. Using a cellphone, a bystander captured a white officer putting Garner, Read More

National

Ben Crump: NNPA Newsmaker of the Year

  By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Benjamin Crump, the lawyer who skyrocketed to national prominence by representing the family of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teenager who was followed, confronted and shot to death by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla., 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

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

Breathing Life into a Movement

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist “I can’t breathe,” gasped Eric Garner, again and again and again.  “I can’t breathe,” he said, as several police officers were on top of him, choking him, pushing his head onto the concrete sidewalk. The man was not resisting arrest; Read More

Op-Ed

Blacks are Seen as Savages

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   An African American friend of mine keeps asking, in utter amazement, how it is not obvious that there was something wrong when Officer Wilson fired 13 shots at an unarmed Michael Brown.  As she has said:  “Brown was Read More

Op-Ed

Yes, Marching Still Makes a Difference

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist   “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot”  “No Justice, No Peace”  “I Can’t Breathe” “Black Lives Matter” Those are the chants and hand-written signs that continue to characterize marches, die-ins, sit-ins and other non-violent actions in more than 50 cities Read More

No Picture
Op-Ed

Marching to the Ballot Box

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist It is inaccurate for newscasters to say, “In the aftermath of the recent racial turmoil in Ferguson, Mo., calm and peace has now been restored.” Peace is not the absence of violence, war, inhumanity or oppression. Peace is Read More

Op-Ed

The Lynching of Eric Garner

By Walter Fields NNPA Columnist It was one of the most difficult scenes in Spike Lee’s classic movie “Do the Right Thing,” the brutal strangulation of peace-loving Radio Raheem by New York City police in a Brooklyn pizza shop. That scene touched a raw nerve Read More