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Blacks Outraged by Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

Blacks Outraged by Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Long after the St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert M. McCulloch announced Officer Darren Wilson will not be prosecuted in connection with the killing of unarmed Ferguson, Mo. [...]

Naacp Is Deeply Disappointed A Missouri Grand Jury Opted Not To Indict Officer Darren Wilson

Naacp Is Deeply Disappointed A Missouri Grand Jury Opted Not To Indict Officer Darren Wilson

BALTIMORE, MD – Last night, a St. Louis County grand jury declined to indict officer Darren Wilson, 28, for the shooting and killing of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, Jr. In light of this decision, the NAACP [...]

Statement by NNPA President, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. on Grand Jury Decision in Ferguson, MO about the Killing of Michael Brown

Statement by NNPA President, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. on Grand Jury Decision in Ferguson, MO about the Killing of Michael Brown

Today’s announcement that the Grand Jury decided not to indict Ferguson, MO Police Officer Darren Wilson who killed unarmed 18 year-old Michael Brown in August 2014 is yet another systematic and tragic slap in the face [...]

Prominent Meharry Graduate Honored

Prominent Meharry Graduate Honored

By Stephanie R. Jones Special to The Tennessee Tribune from The Mississippi Link JACKSON, MS — The occasion was to honor Dr. Aaron Shirley and his years of providing health services to the people of Mississippi. [...]

Marion Barry, D.C.’s ‘Mayor for Life,’ Dead at 78

Marion Barry, D.C.’s ‘Mayor for Life,’ Dead at 78

by Avis Thomas-Lester and Ruben Castaneda Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer D.C. Council member Marion S. Barry, the venerable former four-time mayor and civil rights activist, died early Sunday at the District’s United [...]

Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment, Round 2

Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment, Round 2

By Lisa Zamosky Reviewed by Sarah Goodell WebMD Health News As we head into the second open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act, consumers will see a revamped Healthcare.gov that government officials say will be [...]

Local Craft Breweries to Host Bottle Release Party

Local Craft Breweries to Host Bottle Release Party

NASHVILLE, TN — On Sunday, November 23, local craft breweries Blackstone, Jackalope, Yazoo, Black Abbey, Tennessee Brew Works, Little Harpeth and Fat Bottom will host a bottle release party and craft beer tasting at the Nashville [...]

Tiffany Patton’s Dedication to Youth

Tiffany Patton’s Dedication to Youth

NASHVILLE, TN — Tiffany Patton has worked on behalf of youth for nearly 15 years, with her experience spanning from direct service delivery as well as training, fundraising, volunteer management, partnership development and board participation. Her [...]

NAACP Statement on Missouri Governor’s Decision to Declare a State of Emergency

NAACP Statement on Missouri Governor’s Decision to Declare a State of Emergency

BALTIMORE, MD — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Monday ahead of an expected grand jury decision in the case of Michael Brown. From NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks: “We at [...]

Child Adoption: One of Life’s Most Unexpected Miracles

Child Adoption: One of Life’s Most Unexpected Miracles

by Merdies Hayes Special to the NNPA from Our Weekly The HHS reported that, nationally, there were about 407,000 children in foster care at the start of 2012. By their standards, it is considered “unusual” in [...]

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