Voter fraud alleged in Dallas City Council election

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An election challenge was filed by Subrina Brenham and Eric Williams, candidates for District 8 on the Dallas City Council. They are alleging the votes were rigged in their complaint filed with the Dallas County district court against the city and the Dallas County elections office. The two are requesting a hearing and the opportunity […]

Riots and Police Shootings Not Just a National Problem

The faces of the men and women pictured above are some who have died at the hands of or during encounters with police from 1999-2014. This list was tweeted by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund last December. For the full list visit http://tinyurl.com/pcgdktj)
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Special to the NNPA from The Miami Times While America and the rest of the world watch with shock and dismay as Black citizens are gunned down one after the other by rouge police officers, Miami-Dade County has remained almost silent. Bobby Worthy, president of Justice League United, staged a rally against police brutality May […]

Young Black Victims Of Violence In A ‘No Snitching’ Culture

Angela Revis mother of Kiara Jackson and Gerald Edwards, mother of DeMarquis Edwards

by Jeffrey L. Boney Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times As it is often said, there is an unwritten rule that ties all parents together and no parent wishes to experience. That unwritten rule is: “Parents are not supposed to bury their children!” Whenever a parent has to bury their own child, […]

Researchers discover how cocaine, amphetamines disrupt the brain’s normal functioning

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In a major advance in the field of neuropsychiatry, researchers in the Vollum Institute at Oregon Health & Science University have illuminated how cocaine and amphetamines disrupt the normal functioning of the dopamine transporter in the brain. This discovery paves the way for developing treatments that could blunt the effects of cocaine and amphetamines in […]

Dallas Police looking for missing 9 year old boy

Deontre Coleman was last seen on Saturday around 5 p.m. near his home

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Critical Missing 9 year old Deontre Coleman. On May 16, 2015, Deontre was last seen near his residence about 5:00 pm in the 8000 block of Rothington Road. Deontre is described as a Black male 9 years of age (10/01/2006), 4’08” in height, weighing […]

Seeing and Not Seeing Our Racial Reality

left: A rally against school integration in 1959. right: March to free Jena 6 in 2007 photo souce: simple.wikipedia.org/flickr.com-Athena LeTrella

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist  “Americans don’t want to imagine that our racist history is actually an ongoing racist reality. We like to look at racism as a thing that has gotten better (if not gone away completely) and that the way black Americans are treated in society is actually colorblind.” Those words, written […]

Criminalizing Poverty Is Big Business

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By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist The recent Department of Justice report on police and court practices in Ferguson, Mo. put a much needed spotlight on how a predatory system of enforcement of minor misdemeanors and compounding fines can trap low-income people in a never-ending cycle of debt, poverty, and jail. This included outrageous fines […]

Female military sexual-assault victims rarely seek care

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Despite growing public awareness of sexual assault of women during their military service and increased efforts by the Department of Defense to deter sexual crimes and encourage reporting and help-seeking, a Veterans Affairs study suggests most female service members who experience sexual assault are still unlikely to seek post-assault health care, at least in the […]

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