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Bishop Joseph Walker of Mt. Zion Baptist Church Organizes NASHVILLE UNITES, Calls Public Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Productive Responses to Violence in Ferguson, MO

Bishop Joseph Walker of Mt. Zion Baptist Church Organizes NASHVILLE UNITES, Calls Public Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Productive Responses to Violence in Ferguson, MO

Participants Are: Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson, Precinct Commanders, Local Political Leaders WHAT:  Bishop Joseph Walker, senior pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, the largest African-American mega church in Tennessee, with 28,000 members, is bringing together [...]

EPA to Require Air Pollution Measurements in Black Communities

EPA to Require Air Pollution Measurements in Black Communities

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – For the first time, the Environmental Protection Agency may require oil refineries to regularly measure the air quality at their perimeters. These fence line measurements will give [...]

U.S. “Falling Further Behind” on Race Relations

U.S. “Falling Further Behind” on Race Relations

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Twenty years after signing the “International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination,” the United States continues to struggle with racial disparities in every [...]

CDC Study Shatters Myth about Black Fathers

CDC Study Shatters Myth about Black Fathers

By Stacy M. Brown Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer By most measures, black fathers have proven to be just as involved with their children as other dads in similar living conditions — or [...]

Is Police Brutality a National Epidemic?

Is Police Brutality a National Epidemic?

By Nayaba Arinde and Craig D. Frazier Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News While heavy armored vehicles roll down the streets of Missouri, the outrage simmering dangerously over the shooting death of unarmed [...]

Curfew Doesn’t Curb Chaos in Ferguson

Curfew Doesn’t Curb Chaos in Ferguson

Story by: St Louis American “It ain’t no curfew for these killa cops,” said a young man being urged to disperse by a group known as The Peace Keepers Saturday night. “I ain’t going no [...]

Anthony Shahid Remains At Front Lines In Ferguson

Anthony Shahid Remains At Front Lines In Ferguson

By Chris King Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American Brother Anthony Shahid prevented far worse mayhem and perhaps bloodshed on the streets of Ferguson in the early days of the ongoing protests, according [...]

Walking While Black: Michael Brown, Black Men and White Police Officers

Walking While Black: Michael Brown, Black Men and White Police Officers

by Ishmael Sistrunk Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American I understand. Violence and looting have ripped apart North County since the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer. It [...]

Harlem Street Renamed After Literary Icon James Baldwin

Harlem Street Renamed After Literary Icon James Baldwin

by Roberto Alejandro Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper The Harlem high school James Baldwin attended now sits at 22 East James Baldwin Place after a section of 128th Street in New York City [...]

Jesse Jackson Calls Michael Brown Shooting ‘Crime of Injustice’

Jesse Jackson Calls Michael Brown Shooting ‘Crime of Injustice’

By Chris King The St. Louis American ST. LOUIS — Jesse Jackson told The American he hopes that the U.S. Department of Justice sees the Ferguson Police shooting of Michael Brown on Saturday and resulting community [...]

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