In their annual State of Black America report, called “Protect Our Progress,” the National Urban League suggested that the nation should invest in a “Main Street Marshall Plan” that would solidify gains made by black Americans during the Obama administration. […]
This article summarizes why African-Americans should be eager to vote this year, and why historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), students and the black community as a whole should vote for Hillary Clinton for president. Additionally, parents should urge young millennials to support Hillary as well. […]
Patricia Maryland NNPA News Wire Guest Columnist Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the rate of new cases of diabetes in the United States declined by about 20 percent from 2008 […]
Leading Black women across the nation are expressing outrage this week over the videotaped violent incident showing a White police officer in Columbia, S.C. grabbing a Black 16-year-old female high school student around her neck, flipping her desk; then dragging her across the floor and tossing her across the classroom. […]
Local activist groups in the District have denounced Mayor Bowser’s Anti-Crime Bill and say it’s not only unconstitutional and racist, but believe it would result in the displacement of native Washingtonians. The Rev. Graylan Hagler, senior pastor of Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Northeast, believes that the content of the bill reflects an “erosion of human rights.”
Trayon White said he has family members and friends who are ex-offenders who he said he believes would be harassed and targeted under the mayor’s proposal for warrantless searches of ex-offenders. DCCrime photo2. Scores gathered outside of City Hall and later appeared before the City Council to voice their opposition to Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposals to combat crime, which included body cameras worn by police. The footage, however, would not available to the public.
Black Women for Positive Change (BW4PC), led by co-chairs Stephanie E. Myers and Del. Daun S. Hester (D-Virginia), along with Benjamin L. Crump, president of the National Bar Association, assembled on the steps of the John A. Wilson Building in Northwest on Friday, Oct. 9, to kick off events related to the 2015 National Week of Non-Violence […]