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    California’s Historic Drop in Arrests Still Imperils Blacks

    By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is seeing a historic drop in arrests that still leaves Blacks far more likely to wind up in handcuffs, particularly in San Francisco Bay Area...

    Aircraft Technician With Tuskegee Airmen Dies at 100 in NYC

    By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man who served as an aircraft technician with the famed all-Black Tuskegee Airmen has died at 100 years of age. Police say a health...

    Booker Trip to New Hampshire Possible Preview for 2020

    By The Associated Press MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Cory Booker is returning to the first-in-the-nation primary state for a trip that could turn out to be a tuneup for the New Jersey senator's potential Democratic...

    Arkansas’ Capital City Elects Black Mayor for First Time

    By ANDREW DeMILLO, Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A banking executive and former highway commissioner won Tuesday's runoff for Little Rock mayor, becoming the first African-American elected to lead Arkansas' capital six decades...

    2 Deadly Shootings Send a Chill Through Black Gun Owners

    By JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press ODENTON, Md. (AP) — Gun-rights advocates like to say, "The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun." Some...

    Black Women for Positive Change Inspire Youth Locally and Nationwide

    By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] A national organization geared towards young women of color  is sprinkling its“Black girl magic” and empowering youth. Black Women for Positive Change in collaboration with the Positive Change Foundation sponsored...

    Coalition Wants End to Broadcasting Music That Encourages Violence Against Blacks 

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Organizations and movements representing African Americans in general, and Black Women in particular, said they’ve continued to unite in defense of Black youth whom they said are being...

    NNPA EXCLUSIVE: Camille Cosby Speaks to the Black Press About Hate Groups, Racism, History...

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Racism and prejudice are omnipresent and internalized within America’s institutions, media and myriad entities. One example can be traced to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, according to...

    Baltimore Organization Helping Fathers, Families with Sustainable Employment, Life Skills

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent Twenty years ago, Christy Lee Shockley was a single mother living in a shelter and unable to keep a job. The trauma she had experienced in her childhood caught...

    Civil-Rights Lawyer’s Memoir To Be Reissued, Made Into Film

    By the Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A memoir by the late civil-rights activist Dovey Johnson Roundtree is being reissued, and a film version is in the works. Algonquin Books announced Monday that a 10th-anniversary...

    Oprah Offers Rousing Tribute to Mandela in S. Africa Visit

    By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oprah Winfrey on Thursday delivered a rousing tribute to Nelson Mandela, a century after he was born, and urged the youth of South Africa and beyond to overcome...

    Dear Black People: Adoption is a Great Option

    By Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., NNPA Newswire Entertainment and Culture Editor November was National Adoption Awareness Month, which came about as an effort to encourage families to consider adopting children in the foster care system. First...

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