Courtesy of the Milwaukee Police Department via Twitter

EDITORIAL: Will Milwaukee Become the New Baltimore?

On the heels of a disturbing federal probe of the Baltimore Police Department released last week, which said the Department has persistently violated the rights of poor, Black residents – one “rooted in structural failures,” “longstanding,” “systemic” and “widespread” – comes yet another shooting of a Black man by a police officer, this time in Milwaukee. [read more…]

Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr.

PRESS ROOM: NNPA Demands Urgent Appointment of a Federal Special Prosecutor on Racially Motivated Police Killings

Washington, DC — The nation’s largest trade association of African American owned newspapers and media companies, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), today issued an urgent call and demand that President Barack H. Obama and U.S Attorney General Loretta Lynch appoint a Federal Special Prosecutor in the wake of the police killings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. [read more…]

Asthma can be controlled by taking medicine as your doctor prescribes.

EDITORIAL: Worth a Breath of Fresh Air

May is Asthma Awareness Month – a time set aside to focus on the causes, prevention and cure for the chronic lung disease that takes the breath away from children and adults all year long. A coalition of organizations and concerned citizens have introduced a three-year Strategic Asthma Plan for the District and they are calling on the local government to provide $1.5 million to launch what they are calling the DC Asthma Campaign. [read more…]