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Southern Justice Prevails Again

By Walter Smith The rights of young Black men to walk the streets, to live in a safe environment and exercise the privileges of American citizenry has been repealed. It’s not only a crime to drive while black; it has now become a crime to be black. If there was any hope of ridding the Black community of guns and other weapons, kiss that premise goodbye. Young black men must be prepared to meet and defeat th ...

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Trayvon Martin’s Parents Turn Pain Into Power

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist When Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother, spoke at the Children’s Defense Fund’s recent national conference, she shared some details about her son that reminded the audience both how special Trayvon was to his family and at the same time how much the happy, social high school student was like any mother’s child. “He was very affectionate. He loved to hug and kiss ...

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Trayvon Martin’s Parents Turn Pain into Power

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist When Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother, spoke at the Children’s Defense Fund’s recent national conference, she shared some details about her son that reminded the audience both how special Trayvon was to his family and at the same time how much the happy, social high school student was like any mother’s child. “He was very affectionate. He loved to hug and kiss ...

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50% of Wrongfully Accused are Black

By Freddie Allen Washington Correspondent NNPA News Service WASHINGTON (NNPA) – On October 24, 1974 an unidentified man robbed and raped  a pregnant Wayne State University student in a bathroom on campus. The student later picked 19 year-old Edward George Carter, out of a photo lineup that contained multiple pictures of the Black teen. None of the physical evidence  –  fingerprints, semen and seminal fluid ...

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Time To Dump The Criminal Justice System

By William Reed NNPA Columnist   Don’t you think that it’s time to reform America’s criminal justice system? It is an unfair, racist and dishonest system in need of abandonment.    In the last 40 years an insidious prison industrial complex has developed to the detriment of African-American males. It seems that politicians on both sides of legislative aisle are decidedly more interested in sending Afri ...

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Racial Profiling is on Steroids

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – “Well, who are they coming to get now?” That’s what Norman Murray thought as police officers ran in his direction with guns drawn. Murray, a native Washingtonian with a slim build and matted dreadlocks, looked around to see who the cops were chasing through his neighborhood in the Trinidad section of Northeast Washington, D.C. Then the offic ...

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