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Violence Against Women Law Needs Strengthening

Violence Against Women Law Needs Strengthening

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In July, bystander footage of an unidentified California highway patrol officer pummeling a Black woman on the side of the road hit the media. Last week, federal [...]

Stevie Wonder Calls Out Ferguson Mayor

Stevie Wonder Calls Out Ferguson Mayor

By Dorothy Rowley Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer Music legend Stevie Wonder says the mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, hasn’t fully grasped the racial unrest that has rocked the town since the fatal police [...]

Ebola Could Sink Africa Rising Dreams

Ebola Could Sink Africa Rising Dreams

Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Aug. 25 (GIN)—An airlift of emergency supplies needed for those treating Liberians with the virus Ebola was launched this weekend by the U.N. children’s fund, known [...]

High Rise Safety Important for More Tennesseans Every Year

High Rise Safety Important for More Tennesseans Every Year

NASHVILLE – A steadily increasing number of Tennesseans live or work in multi-story or high-rise buildings, structures for human occupancy more than 75 feet above the lowest level. To protect personal health and safety in these [...]

Community Demands Accountability During ‘Ferguson and Beyond’ Forum

Community Demands Accountability During ‘Ferguson and Beyond’ Forum

By Kenya Vaughn Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American “The temperature is rising is in this room,” said Pastor. F. Willis Johnson. “What is happening right now –it ain’t because the air is [...]

Now What? The Country Waits for Developments in Michael Brown, Ferguson Case

Now What? The Country Waits for Developments in Michael Brown, Ferguson Case

By Herb BoydSpecial to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News The shots fired by Officer Darren Wilson that cut down Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 9 are still echoing. The fact that they [...]

Marching for National Movement Against Police Brutality

Marching for National Movement Against Police Brutality

By Saeed Shabazz Special to the NNPA from The Final Call STATEN ISLAND, New York- Thousands recently marched in this borough to protest the killing of Eric Garner, 43, an unarmed Black man by police officers using [...]

Metro Sports by Scott C. Wallace

Metro Sports by Scott C. Wallace

Venom Re-sign Three More from PIFL Championship Team Whites Creek Alum Jamie Graham and Lebanon’s Ken Walton among signees.   NASHVILLE-The Nashville Venom continued their busy offseason as they re-signed two local players and another player [...]

Metro Sports by Scott C. Wallace

Metro Sports by Scott C. Wallace

WTNTribune Radio Sports Broadcasts Five Games in Two Days Tennessee Tribune affiliated asked to broadcast GDFL Championship Game The WTNTribune Radio crew had a busy two days during the Labor Day Weekend broadcasting five games in [...]

Perspectives About Brown’s Death as Different as Black and White

Perspectives About Brown’s Death as Different as Black and White

by Zenitha Prince Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper Reactions to the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed African-American teen killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., and the protests that followed are [...]

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