Eric Holder joins Twitter but no interest in Supreme Court

Former Attorney General Eric Holder

Eric Holder Jr. has returned home to Covington & Burling after more than six years as U.S. attorney general, and he said it is the “last stop” in his legal career. He even ruled out a U.S. Supreme Court appointment, if he is asked. That means that if Hillary Clinton were elected president and offered […]

For Blacks it is too much like 1955

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By Rika Tyler and T-Dubb-O (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Some may say much has changed since our grandparents were boycotting in the streets of the U.S. during the Civil Rights era. Some new laws and policies did in fact give Black people some of the same civil liberties as other citizens in this country.    However, we […]

Baltimore Murder Rate on the Raise: Federal agents to embed with Baltimore homicide cops

Murders are spiking again in Baltimore, three months after Freddie Gray’s death. photo source: en.wikipedia.org-

BALTIMORE — After 10 people were shot — seven of them in one incident — overnight in Baltimore after the city’s most violent month in decades, police announced Sunday that 10 federal agents will embed with the city’s homicide unit for the next two months. The agents detailed to the city from the FBI, the […]

For Centuries, Black Lives did not Matter

As Joe Mannion's photo via Flickr shows - it is not only the African American community that is calling on others to realize that #BlackLivesMatter

By Julianne Malveaux   (NNPA) It ought to be unnecessary for an activist movement to hinge on the principle of the equivalency of life. In the worlds of Democratic presidential candidates (don’t get me started on the Republicans), there is a compelling need to point out that Black Lives Matter and White lives matter. The […]

HBCUs mourns the Death of Lifelong Advocate George Cooper

George Cooper, the 10th president of South Carolina State University in Orangeburg and executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, photo source: tomjoynerfoundation.org

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent   WASHINGTON (NAAPA) – Funeral services for George Cooper, the 10th president of South Carolina State University in Orangeburg and executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, were held Monday, July 27 at The Peoples Community Baptist Church in Silver Spring Md. […]

Sandra Bland’s spotlights the racism in small Texas county

Between 1877 and 1950, Waller County was among the Texas counties with the highest number of lynchings, according to a report by the Equal Justice Initiative.  photo source: Wikipedia

HEMPSTEAD, Tex. — Elton Mathis never expected to be famous when he was elected Waller County district attorney nine years ago, working in an office just 15 miles from the town where he was born. The last two weeks changed all that. Now Mathis can be seen on television screens across the nation, and his […]

President Obama Calls for Criminal Justice Reform

President Obama traveled to Philadelphia to address the NAACP's 106th national convention. Image: whitehouse.gov

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Whenever the president of the United States speaks to a national convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), millions of people pay attention. As a former Executive Director and CEO of the NAACP, I listened very carefully last week to President Barack Obama’s […]

Release Low-Level, Non-Violent Drug Offenders

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By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Jerry Alan Bailey was sentenced to more than 30 years in federal prison for conspiring to violate federal narcotics laws. Shauna Barry-Scott was sentenced to 20 years for having cocaine in her possession and intending to distribute it. Jerome Wayne Johnson grew marijuana plants and was charged with intending to […]

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