Tuesday, 18 August 2015 15:54
Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) — The United Nations Human Rights Committee has given the U.S. a series of failing grades on human rights, including failing to meet international human rights standards on gun violence; the uneven implementation of controversial Stand Your Ground laws; violating personal privacy; and doing a poor job of caring for victims of gun violence.
Senate Appropriations Bill cuts housing vouchers for poor families
Tuesday, 18 August 2015 15:52
Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – For many Americans living in poverty, housing vouchers mean the difference between having a home of your own or living in a homeless shelter. As many as 85,000 low-income families could lose access to those vouchers under policies crafted in a new funding bill approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee, according to a recent report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
Tuesday, 18 August 2015 15:48
Rika Tyler and T-Dubb-O
(TriceEdneyWire.com) - Some may say much has changed since our grandparents were boycotting in the streets of the U.S. during the Civil Rights era. Some new laws and policies did in fact give Black people some of the same civil liberties as other citizens in this country.
International exchange, growing cultural understanding leads to better understanding of autism
Tuesday, 18 August 2015 15:43
Mikala Mukongolwa, one of Zambia's leading experts in inclusive, community-based education practices for children and youth with disabilities, concluded a three-week visit to St. David's Center in Minnetonka last week.
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and a team of major-city mayors hailed the release of the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan rule to reduce climate-warming emissions nationwide over the next several decades.
Live free without violence flag raised for second week
Thursday, 13 August 2015 16:09
To honor the lives of Krista Ambers and Kelly Ann Anderson, Minnesota's 13th and 14th known victims of domestic violence homicide in 2015, more than 300 agencies, organizations, businesses and individuals from across the state will raise the Live Free without Violence flag – a public awareness campaign spearheaded by the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women.
Thursday, 13 August 2015 16:05
Irma McClaurin, PhD/Culture and Education Editor, Insight News
A recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ), "Billionaires Put Their Stamp on Campaign," makes it clear that we are watching a new political era in the United States--an era of Big Bucks Politics. If you don't have millions in your coffers, or rich friends, get out of the proverbial political kitchen, because money is the fuel driving political elections today.
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 01:44
Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist
When The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan issues a sacred clarion call for a national and international mobilization for justice, freedom and equality, millions of people across America and throughout the world respond with responsive enthusiasm and energy. Such was the case in response to the minister's call for the Million Man March (MMM) in Washington, D.C. 20 years ago. I believe that history will be made once again this year on October 10 in Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 01:25
Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist
Like so many, I have been deeply disturbed by the senseless loss of Black male lives at the hands of law enforcement officials. I was particularly affected by Tamir Rice's senseless death – a 12-year-old sixth grader who loved drawing, basketball, playing the drums, and performing in his school's drum line. Sometimes his teacher had to remind him not to tap a song on his desk with his fingers. When Tamir, a mere boy child, was shot and killed last November, who was there to protect him?