National

OPINION: Gun Safety Is about Freedom

In the wake of the Parkland massacre, NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson says that comprehensive, sustainable gun control is achievable. Johnson uses Australia’s gun control policies as an example. […read more]

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Locked, Loaded, Ready to Protect

Black Florida gun enthusiasts tell the Florida Courier why they believe it’s necessary to stay ‘strapped.’ by Karsceal Turner Special to the NNPA from The Florida Courier The ongoing epidemic of shootings in various venues once deemed relatively safe – among them, the massacre at Emanuel Read More

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Firearms and Forgiveness

by Karsceal Turner Special to the NNPA from The Florida Courier Is self-defense biblical? Are Christians required to forgive, as in the case of the Charleston massacre families forgiving the young White supremacist who killed their relatives? Dr. Charles A. Harper, III, pastor of Paradise Read More

Op-Ed

Race, Flags, and the Second Amendment

By Robert McWhirter NNPA Guest Columnist   The church shooting in Charleston, S.C. once again showed us the connection of guns and race. Statistics of inner city gun violence always showed the connection. In this context, the National Rifle Association actually believes in gun control.  “Nothing” says the Read More

Op-Ed

Child Watch: “We Need a Change”

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist “Dear President Obama . . . Guns are really easy to get and people think they need them to protect themselves, but most times they’re showing off and making more problems and adding to the violence . . . Read More

Op-Ed

Child Watch: We Can Do Better on Guns

by Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist Guns killed more preschoolers in one year than they did law-enforcement officers in the line of duty. Ask yourself if this is really what we as Americans meant by putting our children first? American companies manufacture enough bullets each Read More

Op-Ed

CHILD WATCH: Common Sense Gun Safety Laws

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist   “’I’m learning that milestones are a very difficult thing to get through in this first year . . . Everything has become ‘after Noah’s death,’” said Jodi Sandoval through a stream of tears. Jodi lost her 14-year-old son, Read More

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Op-Ed

Understanding the NRA’s ‘Logic’

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   Every time the National Rifle Association (NRA) or its political allies block any form of gun control, people throw up their hands in complete frustration trying to figure out why the NRA will, seemingly, never agree to any Read More

Op-Ed

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

Op-Ed

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

Op-Ed

CHILD WATCH: The NRA is Afraid of the Truth

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist   Why is the National Rifle Association so afraid of the truth? There are many misconceptions about guns and gun violence swirling around in Americans’ minds—and in many cases, this misinformation is no accident. For years the NRA has Read More

Op-Ed

Beyond the Rhetoric: Street Gangs – L.A. Style

By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist   All major cities have street gangs.  Some can be violent and many can be criminal organizations.  Los Angeles, without a doubt, is the world hub of ethnic street gangs.  Blacks have the Bloods, Crips and Pirus while Asian Read More

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14-Year Old Student Shot at Atlanta Middle School

[11Alive.com] ATLANTA — Atlanta Police said a 14-year-old student was shot at Price Middle School, near the Lakewood Heights neighborhood south of downtown Atlanta on Thursday afternoon. According to Atlanta Fire Department Capt. Marian McDaniel, there was a 14-year-old student who had been shot in Read More

Politics

Obama Gun Control Initiative Draws Impeachment Threat

Republicans Respond with Apoplectic Rage by Zenitha Prince Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper The White House’s proposal to curb violent gun-related crime has provoked conservatives into a state of near-apoplexy, with at least one Republican House member suggesting he would bring impeachment Read More

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Op-Ed

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

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National Rifle Association Misfires Again

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnists When the National Rifle Association finally revealed last week what it was willing to do to help curb gun violence in schools, it fired a blank. “Politicians pass laws for Gun-Free School Zones. They issue press releases bragging about Read More