Black Women Face Increased Violence

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Black women were murdered at more than double the rate of White women in 2012 and almost all (92 percent) of these women knew their assailant, according a report titled, “When Men Murder Women” by the Violence Policy Center. The annual study, now in its 17th […]

George Zimmerman Solidifies His Lowest Life Form Status by Retweeting Photo of Trayvon Martin’s Dead Body

(The Root) – In 2012, George Zimmerman was acquitted in the death of Trayvon Martin, but he continues to be one of the lowest human life forms ever. He just won’t go away. And the fact that karma continues to miss him, infuriates people across the globe. Since his acquittal, Zimmerman hasn’t done much with […]

Irving Police teach self-defense course for girls, women

Statistics show that one in every four girls will be sexually abused by the time she is an adult. The Irving Police wants girls to learn how to defend themselves, so it’s hosting a four-day rape aggression defense (RAD) class from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m., Oct. 5 through 8 at the Irving Police Training Academy, 2603 […]

Fired officer popular in Deep Ellum wins appeal, rehired

Jesus Martinez, who was fired over a confrontation with a panhandler, won his final appeal Wednesday. The civil service review board’s decision was met with jubilation in the Old East Dallas neighborhood — and some criticism of the police chief and the city manager. Martinez, 31, will get back pay, said Dallas Fraternal Order of […]

Irving Police say Ahmed Mohamed’s family can pick-up clock anytime

Irving Police Department has issued a statement that Ahmed Mohamed’s family can pick up the clock related to the alleged “hoax bomb” taken from him on Sept. 14 at MacArthur High School. According to the police, they notified a family representative on Sept. 18 that he, or a designated representative can pick-up the items. This statement […]

Former NFL Warrick Dunn honors his murdered Mom by helping other single moms

By Curtis Dunn (Urban News Service) – When a New Orleans gunman ambushed, shot and killed Baton Rouge Cpl. Betty Smothers who was escorting a grocery manager in her cruiser to make a night deposit on Jan. 7, 1993, it was not the first time the mother of former NFL star Warrick Dunn had met […]

No Due Process for ‘Standing While Black’

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Is Patrick Lynch, president of the New York Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, obliged to defend his members even when they are wrong? The open letter posted on the PBA website and printed in the New York Daily News lacks credibility and contributes to the fractured state of police-community relations. He has […]

Muslim group in Irving doesn’t fault school or police for boy’s arrest

IRVING, Texas — One of the largest Muslim groups in Texas said Thursday that it does not fault police and school officials who handcuffed and suspended a 14-year-old Muslim boy after he brought a homemade clock to class that they mistook for a possible bomb. Instead, Khalid Hamideh of the Islamic Association of North Texas […]

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