Commentary

COMMENTARY: The Abuse Won’t Stop Until We Change Police Culture

THE PASADENA JOURNAL — Baltimore, a city already under a federal consent decree to reform its police department after a Justice Department investigation into the 2015 death of Freddie Gray at the hands of police found rampant, systemic abuse of black residents by cops. Contrary to the usual response to such recordings, police and city officials acted quickly after Officer Arthur Williams was caught on camera Saturday, Aug. 11, savagely beating a defenseless DaShawn McGrier. […read more]

National

U.S. Mayors Say Ferguson Could Happen To Us

(Politico) – The leaders of America’s cities have serious concerns about race relations, minority communities and policing issues as the nation approaches the one-year anniversary of last year’s unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, a POLITICO Magazine survey finds. And urban public schools—widely identified by experts as the key Read More

Op-Ed

Baltimore is Not Ferguson

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist   Baltimore is not Ferguson. That was evident by opposite official reactions to the death of an unarmed African American male killed at the hands of local police in the respective cities. At the time of Michael Brown’s death Read More

Op-Ed

Looking Beyond Ferguson, Mo.

By Claud Anderson NNPA Guest Columnist   The lack of respect for a Black man’s life, rights and contributions became infused into the nation’s national spirit and codified in the legal and political infrastructure. How the nation should view Blacks was laid down in the Read More

National

New Judge Takes over in Ferguson

Stephen Deere and Walter Moskop, THE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH   FERGUSON, Mo. (The St. Louis Post-Dispatch)—The cosmetic changes were easy spot. For starters, the judge wore a robe, and when he looked up at defendants he let his glasses slide down his nose, giving the Read More

Op-Ed

Systematic Racism in America

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist   The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) report on the Ferguson, Mo. Police Department sheds a brighter light on a serious racial injustice malignancy that is not isolated or unique to that besieged city. What the Justice Department Read More

National

In Ferguson, the Struggle Continues

Demonstrators converge on Ferguson Police Dept. headquarters. by J.A. Salaam Special to the NNPA from The Final Call FERGUSON, Mo. (FinalCall.com) – Nearly seven months since the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr., the small St. Louis suburb of Ferguson still wrestles with many unanswered Read More