Possible shot fired at Walter Reed Medical Center

Unconfirmed reports of a single gun shot was fired at the Walter Reed Medical Center.

There are reports there was a shooting this morning at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda. The Montgomery County Police tweeted that officers at the center have so far not confirmed the shooting report and are working in cooperation with federal authorities. “About 10:48 this morning, we responded for the call of the sound of a single […]

Bree Newsome went to jail but not the McKinney cop who assaulted teen

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Bree Newsome recently posted a tweet that points out the fact she has spent more time in jail than McKinney Police Corporal Eric Casebolt who was videotaped throwing a teenage girl on the ground. His treatment of her was denounced by his own police chief. However, Casebolt has not spent a single day in jail. He resigned […]

Diddy Arrested After Fight with UCLA Football Coach, 50 Cent to the Rescue

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By Chelsea Lenora White Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs was released from a Los Angeles jail late Monday, hours after he was arrested following a fight with a football coach at UCLA, where his son, Justin Combs, plays as a defensive back. Jail records showed that Combs […]

Historical African American church burned for second time

A fire broke out at the Mt. Zion AME Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina, June 30, 2015. Image: Clarendon County Fire Department

A historically black church in South Carolina with a history of being targeted caught fire Tuesday night and investigators were trying to determine the cause, according to officials and reports. Officials said investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms were on scene at Mt. Zion AME Church in Greeleyville, SC, but the cause […]

6 Southern Black churches burned in last two weeks

Pastor Bobby Jones points to the cross on top of Glover Grove Baptist Church, where he has preached for more than 30 years. The steeple was one of the only parts of the church left standing.
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Glover Grove Baptist Church is nestled in a woody, quiet part of Warrenville, S.C., surrounded by trailer homes and old cars. The congregation is small, about 35 people, according to local reports. You have to look hard online just to find a phone number or an address. Hours before President Obama spoke to a packed […]

NAACP disappointed by SCOTUS execuation drug ruling


The NAACP Legal Defense Fund is deeply disappointed that the United States Supreme Court has upheld the lethal injection cocktail used by Oklahoma to carry out executions.  The Supreme Court’s ruling in Glossip v. Gross means that Oklahoma, and the other states that rely on similar execution protocols, can continue to expose condemned prisoners to an unacceptable […]

Former DEA Employee receives 2 year prison sentence


Used Fraudulently Acquired Government Credit Cards to Obtain Over $113,000 in Cash A former Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) employee was sentenced today to two years in prison for defrauding JPMorgan Chase & Co. out of more than $113,000 using fraudulently issued government credit cards. Keenya Meshell Banks, 41, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, pleaded guilty in […]

Why victims of domestic abuse go to prison

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Arrests of women have increased dramatically in the past two decades, while domestic abuse laws meant to protect female victims have put many behind bars for defending themselves, a new paper argues. These trends suggest evidence, at least in the justice system, of a “war on women”—a term coined during the 2012 election that refers […]

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