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Advocates hope Obama’s clemencies will pave way for other releases

Prisoners’ advocate groups hope President Barack Obama’s decision to grant clemency to nearly two dozen, non-violent drug offenders is just the beginning of a wave of future commutations that would disproportionately impact African Americans held in federal prisons. ...

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Black fraternity, police officer face million-dollar lawsuit

Kappa Alpha Psi, one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious Black fraternities, is facing multi-million dollar lawsuits for hazing, the latest by a 45-year-old Washington man who claims he was paddled and beaten with a cane by members, including a Prince George’s County police officer. ...

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The State of Black America

The State of Black America ...

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Black businesses help reduce Black youth crime

One of the most powerful agents in curtailing Black youth crime in major cities is the presence of Black business owners, according to Karen Parker, professor of sociology and criminal justice at the University of Delaware. ...

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Black women face challenges in building wealth

Black women face challenges in building wealth By Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, D.C.  (NNPA) – Black women are the only group that has not recovered the jobs they lost in the recession. Five years into national recovery, the unemployment rate for Black women has even risen a little since December, from 8.2 percent to 9.2 percent. On the flip side, employment brings its own unique d ...

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Ben Crump: NNPA Newsmaker of the Year

During the 2015 Black Press Week, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Foundation honored Crump as the Newsmaker of the Year for his service to the community, especially to the families of young people of color who had been brutalized or killed by law enforcement officials ...

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America’s racial crisis will never go away

America’s racial crisis will never go away ...

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All eyes fixed on Ferguson’s April 7 election

On April 7, voters in Ferguson will go to the polls in a round of highly-anticipated elections for three out of the six of the city council seats. ...

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Youth not wasted on Shannon Williams

Those who say youth is wasted on the young obviously have not met Shannon Williams, president of the Indianapolis Recorder. At 37, she is one of the youngest newspaper publishers in the nation. ...

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