North Charleston City Council voted to pay $6.5M settlement to family of man shot by cop

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.— A city in South Carolina approved a $6.5 million settlement Thursday with the family of an unarmed black man shot to death earlier this year by a white police officer. The North Charleston City Council approved the settlement by a 10-0 vote, and members of Walter Scott’s family were on hand when […]

Joe Biden’s secret weapon against Hillary Clinton? People trust him more.

The biggest problem for advocates of a Joe Biden presidential bid is this: How does he differentiate himself in any meaningful way from Hillary Clinton? Both are firmly rooted in their party’s establishment, are at their heart political pragmatists rather than ideologues, and are close to the same age. New polling from Quinnipiac University in […]

A New Breed of Bigoted Politicians

By Oscar H. Blayton NNPA Guest Columnist Among the many windswept cliffs that stand guard on the shores of the island of Okinawa, one is known for its particularly gruesome history. “Suicide Cliff” is located on the southern portion of Okinawa. It is so named because thousands of Okinawans took their own lives at the […]

Black and Latinos Working Together is a Must

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist If there was ever a propitious time for African Americans and Latino Americans to unite to advance the cause of freedom, justice, equality and economic empowerment, it is now. Today, more than ever, the rapidly changing national demographics and the potential political and economic power as a direct […]

Mayor Rawlings to attend Chief Brown appreciation event

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, Texas State Senator Royce West, Pastor Freddie Haynes, Friendship West Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor David Wilson, President of  the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance and Cornerstone Baptist Church and Pastor Bryan Carter, President of African American Pastors Coalition and Concord Missionary Baptist Church will join supporters, friends and colleagues to show their appreciation […]

Show Up. Speak Up. Shape Allen

Show Up. Speak Up. Shape Allen beginning on Thursday, Oct. 1, to plan Allen’s next big projects. Pick a subcommittee and participate in weekly workshops that will help identify and prioritize community needs and costs for public facilities, parks and recreation, public safety, and streets and drainage. These recommendations will represent the City’s next Capital Improvement Program to […]

Ben Carson’s Ugly Hypocrisy

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist                                       From the moment he surfaced in 2013 as White conservatives’ latest “Great Black Hope,” Ben Carson has made any number of offensive remarks typical of the conservative commentary of the Obama years. But early last week, apparently goaded by a GOP presidential primary that’s set a cesspool-level standard […]

Jeb Bush is Wrong about Blacks Wanting ‘Free Stuff’

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush thinks he can become president of the United States if Republicans can double their share of the Black vote in several key states. But he, like his GOP comrades, is demonstrating how not to accomplish that goal. Bush’s latest failure came last week when […]

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