Rep. Lucy McBath (Photo by: lucyforcongress.com)
Los Angeles Sentinel

Congressional Black Caucus Calls Out NRA President Meadows For Attack on Rep. Lucy McBath

LOS ANGELES SENTINEL — As reported in the news, during an interview with Marietta Daily Journal on May 5, 2019, NRA President Carolyn Meadows stated CBC Member Congresswoman Lucy McBath won her congressional seat because she is a “minority female.” […read more]

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Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) (Freddie Allen/AMG/NNPA)
Crime

Rep. John Lewis Speaks Out Against Rampant Violence in Places of Worship

LOS ANGELES SENTINEL — America is reeling from another attack on a synagogue just one day before the end of Passover. A young shooter, allegedly a 19-year-old man currently in police custody, walked into the Chabad of Poway, a 33-year-old synagogue in the outskirts of San Diego and opened fire with an assault rifle on worshippers. One person is dead and three others were injured in the shooting, which the Mayor of Poway, Steve Vaus, has called a hate crime based on statements the shooter made as he entered the synagogue. […read more]

Singleton launched the acting careers of several young African Americans on his way to notoriety. They included Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, Cuba Gooding, Regina King, Janet Jackson, Taraji P. Henson, and Tyrese Gibson. (Photo: John Singleton / George Pimentel Wikicommons)
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IN MEMORIAM: Remembering the Legacy of Director John Singleton

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Time and time again, John drew upon his unique life experiences as a South Los Angeles native to skillfully showcase the African American experience in his highly acclaimed roster of films, which include ‘Higher Learning,’ ‘Poetic Justice,’ and ‘Baby Boy.’ John forced our country to reckon with the ills of our troubled history with the issue of race in ‘Rosewood,’” wrote Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) who was also a personal friend of Singleton. […read more]

March For Our Lives has posted several anti-gun violence messages on digital billboards in New York City's Times Square March For Our LIves (Twitter|TNS)
Crime

March For Our Lives launches billboard campaign

FLORIDA COURIER — Like ticker tape, the messages quickly scroll on the digital billboards.“I saw my brother get shot. I saw my sister get shot. I saw my son get shot,” the words flow in New York’s Times Square. They are the latest anti-gun violence messages from the March For Our Lives group, which was founded by the survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre last year in Parkland. […read more]

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Crime

Bill Allowing Oklahoma Teachers To Carry Guns Without Special Training Advances

OKLAHOMA EAGLE —  A bill that would allow teachers and other school staff to carry guns without special training advances to the Senate floor. Right now, school personnel can carry guns concealed on campus if they have the permission of their districts; if they have completed CLEET training and possess a valid armed security guard license or hold a valid reserve peace officer certification. This bill would reduce those requirements to just having a districts permission, and a valid weapons permit. […read more]

Rapper/entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle (Courtesy Photo) A peaceful vigil is set in front of THE MARATHON CLOTHING store, near Crenshaw and Slauson in South L.A., in honor of the slain rapper and beloved community leader. (vigil photo Brandon I. Brooks, Los Angeles Sentinel)
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Nipsey Hussle, Gun Violence and the Big Business of Weapons

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Guns contributed more than $52 billion to the U.S. economy and generated over $6.8 billion in federal and state taxes in 2018, according to a new WalletHub study that compared the economic impact of guns on each of the 50 states to determine which among them leans most heavily on the gun business, both directly for jobs and political contributions and indirectly through ownership. […read more]

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson is a fourth-term Congresswoman from Florida representing parts of Northern Miami-Dade and Southeast Broward counties.
Commentary

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson’s Statement on the Anniversary of the Parkland Shooting

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “After the Parkland shooting, young people stood up and spoke both forcefully and passionately about gun violence’s impact on their ability to feel safe, which led to the passage of new gun control laws in 26 states, including Florida. Unfortunately, the Florida House is considering a bill that would repeal the measures passed last year. […read more]

Op-Ed

Child Watch: Surviving Newtown, Conn.

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist Nelba Márquez-Greene is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has spent her life helping others. In December 2012 she was the coordinator of a youth and adolescent outpatient psychiatric clinic and a university instructor supervising six clinical interns. Read More

Op-Ed

Bold Predictions for 2014

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   Now that a 2014 has come, I have decided to pull out my trusted crystal ball and give you some of my predictions for the year. I think the biggest thing to watch is on the political front.  This Read More

Op-Ed

It’s Not Rocket Science

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist “In the 1960s, when my grandfather was teaching me to drive in his little red Ford Falcon, there was an epidemic of deaths on the highways in the United States, and young people were dying in very large numbers.” Read More

Religion

Navy Yard Shooting: Why It’s Not a Religion Story

[RELIGION DISPATCHES] At yesterday’s memorial for the victims of last Monday’s shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, President Obama spoke about the tragedy of gun violence, saying “It ought to obsess us. It ought to lead to some sort of transformation.” But while the tragedy instantly became 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

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Op-Ed

Looking Beyond George Zimmerman

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Trayvon Martin might not be dead except for the fact that George Zimmerman carried a gun and acted as a wanna-be policeman.  Rev. Al Sharpton and others deserve props for rallying people and insisting that Zimmerman be brought to trial.  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

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Op-Ed

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