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Study: Blacks More Likely To Be Jailed Than Whites, Especially for Drugs

Study: Blacks More Likely To Be Jailed Than Whites, Especially for Drugs

By April V. Taylor The New York Times is reporting on a study conducted by the Vera Institute of Justice that found that race plays a significant role in nearly every stage of criminal prosecutions that take place in Manhattan.  The two year study looked at cases handled by the district attorney’s office of Manhattan […]

Raynard Jackson: Blacks Need More Racists

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist A few weeks ago, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) made a stunning announcement that caused a lot of consternation in the Black community. UNCF had accepted a $ 25 million contribution from Koch Industries and the Charles Koch Foundation. Under normal circumstances, David and Charles Koch – the brothers […]

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Dr. Sinclair Grey III – Black America: Don’t Forget/Forsake Our Elders in the Community

“Not Forgetting/Forsaking Our Elders in the African-American Community” By Dr. Sinclair Grey III As a former chaplain for a nursing home facility in the state of Maryland, I encountered many people from all lifestyles. Some of the residents were there short-term (90 days or less), while others seemed to have lived there for many years. […]

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Florida Leads The Nation On Putting Children In Prison

By: Stephanie Allen- Gobert The state of Florida is well known for vacationing (Disney World, sandy beaches, and great weather), but it is also known for its criminal justice system. Florida’s judicial system has received a lot of attention in recent years with the controversy of Stand your Ground Laws and recent reports showing the […]

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Whites Believe Blacks Are More Racist Than They Are

By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Let’s face it – racism hasn’t gone anywhere. Even with the United States of America having an African-American President (Barack Obama), it’s quite apparent to anyone who listens to news reporters and radio outlets, that there is some form of racism whether blatant or hidden. In a report released last […]

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Doshon Farad: Martin Luther King Jr., Barack Obama and Black leadership

By Doshon Farad “We lost Martin Luther King because America did not want to hear a word that would make her a just society.” -Minister Louis Farrakhan Ordinarily I wouldn’t pay homage to Dr. King on this day, as it marks the forty sixth anniversary of his assassination. But considering the crisis affecting the black […]

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Does the Republican Party still disrespect minorities in 2014?

By Dr. Sinclair Grey III At the annual gathering of California Republicans in San Francisco, former Secretary of State, Dr. Condoleezza Rice had a message for her colleagues – a message of inclusion. Rice brought to light the issue of immigration, but it revolved around a much deeper issue – minority inclusion. In her speech, […]

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How Many Whites Have Hidden African Ancestry?

By Lechette Walker Over the investigation in genealogy, there have been a lot of details revealed about the heritage of individuals. The results have indicated that many white Americans have black within their make up in some way. While blacks feel that they have Indian in their blood line, results have shown that most black […]

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Are PBS Member Stations Neglecting Black History Month Programming?

by Professor Michael Fauntroy Black History Month always leaves me conflicted. I believe the entire nation benefits whenever attention is paid to the contributions of groups of Americans. I also believe the month of February is viewed by many as historical drudgery. I think its hard to argue against the notion that most schools do […]

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Dr. Swygert: White Crackhead Congressman Escapes Prison And Unemployment, Blacks Should Be Outraged

by: Dr. Samori Swygert The rapture-like incarceration of African Americans has decimated the African American community.  It’s blatantly clear that two systems of justice exist for blacks and whites.   The selective enforcement of authority and skewed application of justice are at work NOW.  The African American community needs to flood their local congressman, President […]

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