Grand jury refuses to indict Daren Wilson, Ferguson erupts
Monday, 01 December 2014 10:54
Rebecca Rivas Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American
ST. LOUIS – After three months of hearing testimony and viewing evidence, a St. Louis County grand jury chose not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of unarmed Black teen Michael Brown Jr. St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert M. McCulloch announced Monday night in a courtroom in Clayton, Mo., the county seat.
With the busy holiday season's kickoff just weeks away, janitors who work for contracted companies cleaning Home Depot, Best Buy, Kohl's, Sears and other stores announced a Black Friday strike deadline.
Lynch nomination will test Obama's relationship with new Congress
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 11:38
Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In what may be the first test of the GOP-controlled, United States Senate's willingness to work with the White House, President Barack Obama nominated United States Attorney Loretta Lynch to succeed Eric Holder as the next attorney general.
Monday, 24 November 2014 12:19
Soya Jung, Left of the color line. Empire resister. Unapologetic problem minority.
Reprinted from the Korean Quarterly, Fall 2014
For weeks I have been in awe of the organizers and writers – Rev. Osagyefo Sekou, Jamala Rogers, Malkia Cyril, Ta-Nehesi Coates, john a. powell, Falguni A. Sheth, and so many others – who have placed the situation in Ferguson into critical historical and political context. This despite persistent attempts by police, elected officials, and mainstream media to erase that context with vilifications of black political protest and black life. I write this post to express my solidarity and rage, and to offer a response to the disturbing question that I've heard asked, and that demands an answer: Does Ferguson matter to Asian Americans?
SCLC President joins forces with Gorbachev in peace effort
Monday, 24 November 2014 12:16
Sherrel Wheeler Stewart, Special to the NNPA
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, leader in the transformational nonviolent Civil Rights Movement America in the 1960s, is poised for a major role in bringing international peace and equality with the recent signing of a historic proclamation with world leaders in Berlin.
UCare sends a message; pulls advertising from KSTP
Monday, 17 November 2014 12:20
UCare Wednesday (Nov. 12) ordered its advertising agency to pull current and contracted advertising from KSTP-TV in protest of a KSTP news feature about a photograph that the station said showed Minneapolis' Mayor Betsy Hodges swapping gang signs with a young Black man.
Hayden, Champion prevail in Senate Ethics Committee CSI hearing
Monday, 17 November 2014 12:06
Al McFarlane editor in chief
Minneapolis DFL Senators Jeff Hayden and Bobby Champion last week prevailed in the Senate Subcommittee on Ethical Conduct review of complaints regarding Community Standards Initiative (CSI) filed against them by Republican Senator David Hann (Eden Prairie).