2 Black men per week are killed by a cop in America

Howard University students join the Hands Up Don't Shoot movement in memory of Michael Brown

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Occasionally, police officers behave in such as dastardly manner that it captures international attention. There was the 1997 famous video of four White LAPD officers taking turns clubbing and kicking Rodney King nearly beyond recognition after a high-speed automobile chase. In 1999, on the opposite coast, an unarmed, 23-year-old [...]

Governor Perry booked in Travis County on two federal charges

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AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry, the longest-serving governor in Texas history, turned himself in amid the cheers of supporters at the Travis County Courthouse on Tuesday to face two felony counts of abuse of power. He was not a contrite defendant. “I believe in the rule of law,” he told the crowd. “We will prevail.,” [...]

Dogs Get More Respect than Michael Brown

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By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist It doesn’t matter if you are state legislator or an alderman, a journalist or a local leader. If you are in Ferguson, Mo., you won’t get any respect. You can be the uncle of a victim whose body was left to lie on the street for several hours and you [...]

Garland ISD presents $455.5 million bond proposal for November ballot

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The Nov. 4 ballot will include an additional item for voters in Garland, Rowlett and Sachse. Garland ISD’s Board of Trustees approved calling a bond election at a special meeting Aug. 18. Voters will decide whether to approve the $455.5-million bond proposal. The district currently intends to use the bond, if approved, to address aging [...]

Captain Ron Johnson: “I am you, I will protect your right to protest.”

Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol walks with protesters on Wed. night according to photo shared via Twitter by @JamilSmith

Capt. Ron Johnson from the Mo. Highway Patrol during comments at the Memorial Service for Mike Brown assured the audience he is dedicated to helping them and protecting them. “‘I am you. I will protect you, I will protect your right to protest.” Watch the memorial service live here: http://on.ksdk.com/IskTj1

Unrest growing again so Illinois Governor declares state of emergency in Ferguson

Governor Jay Nixon has issued a call declaring a state of emergency in Ferguson. While it appeared things were calming down after Capt. Ron Johnson was put in charge on Thursday. But when the police chief held a press conference on Friday that many considered confusing and laying the groundwork for a cover-up, the unrest [...]

Perry plans to finish term despite pressuring D.A. to step down

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A defiant Gov. Rick Perry of Texas vowed Saturday to remain in office until the end of his term next year and aggressively fight an indictment charging him with abusing his power by pressuring a Democratic prosecutor to step down. this is pretty ironic given the fact the allegations stem from him pressing the local [...]

Democrats call for Perry to step down following indictment

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Gilberto Hinojosa, the Texas Democratic Party Chair issued this statement following news Governor Rick Perry was indicated by a state grand jury: “Governor Rick Perry was just indicted for two counts of abuse of official capacity and coercion. He’s brought dishonor to his office, his family and the state of Texas. The system brought justice to [...]

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