A mother’s plea: Don’t overlook my son’s death

A mother’s plea: Don’t overlook my son’s death

My son’s name is Ryan Stokes and he was only 24 years old when a Kansas City, Mo. police officer chased him and shot him four times – two times squarely in the back and two times i ...

‘Black Lives Matter’ Heard Round The World

‘Black Lives Matter’ Heard Round The World

Across the world, people are taking different lessons from the nationwide uprising sparked by #BlackLivesMatter. Protests are capturing front page headlines, are the topic ...

‘Scheme’ To Lower Gas at The Pump Hits Africa Hard

‘Scheme’ To Lower Gas at The Pump Hits Africa Hard

Falling oil prices are happy news for American car owners but disastrous news for Africa which was recently celebrating an “oil boom” around the continent. ...

NC NAACP ASK FEDERAL INVESTIGATION OF LENNON LACY DEATH

NC NAACP ASK FEDERAL INVESTIGATION OF LENNON LACY DEATH

Rev. Barber questioned, “If Lacy had been white and found in a predominantly black neighborhood, would there have been such a quick determination his death was a suicide. ...

Tamir Rice’s Autopsy Report Released, Death Ruled A Homicide

Tamir Rice’s Autopsy Report Released, Death Ruled A Homicide

Medical examiner Thomas P. Gilson released the child’s autopsy today, reporting Rice died due to a gunshot wound to the torso, causing injuries to the major vessel ...

Video of Cleveland Police Shooting of Tamir Rice Raises Disturbing Questions

Video of Cleveland Police Shooting of Tamir Rice Raises Disturbing Questions

The details of how this tragic shooting went down still need to be fleshed out, but based on a surveillance video of the shooting at Cudell Recreation Center on Cleveland's West Si ...

U. S. demand for Ebola ‘moon suits’ creates shortages in Africa

U. S. demand for Ebola ‘moon suits’ creates shortages in Africa

Aid groups on the front lines of West Africa’s Ebola virus outbreak say the shortage of protective suits is one more source of stress. ...

LENNON LACY’S GIRLFRIEND GONE INTO HIDING

FROM NEWSWIRE REPORTS Questions continue to be raised by the family of 17-year old Lennon Lacy, who was found hanging from a swing set from a dog leash and a belt in Bladenboro, N.C. Now reportedly his 32-year old girlfriend, Michelle Brimhall, has gone into hiding. Reports confirm that Brimhall’s parents hav more ...

December 17, 2014 (0) comments

Black-owned bakery destroyed in Ferguson riots rebounds after receiving $250K in online nations — Others Rebound Too!

SPECIAL FROM BLACKNEWS.COM Ferguson, MO — Natalie DuBose, founder of Natalie’s Cakes and More, a bakery in Ferguson, MO has received more than $250K in online donations after her business was destroyed by looters. The shop, located at 100 South Florissant Road, sells delicious baked goods at local flea market more ...

December 03, 2014 (0) comments

Yes, marching still makes a difference

Every inch of progress toward racial justice and equality in America has only come as a consequence of organized public protest and struggle. Each march had goals that went beyond marching for the sake of marching. more ...

December 10, 2014 (0) comments

OUR VOICE, GUEST EDITORIAL, “A license to kill Black men”

  From nearly the moment he was attacked by a New York City police officer July 18, the world has, via that chilling video, watched Eric Garner die. Are we now about to see the “traditions” that led to his death and – thus far – have enabled his killer to escape justice die, too? Moments after the news b more ...

December 10, 2014 (0) comments

STL Rams show support for Ferguson protesters, Police Officers Association seek disciplinary action for gesture

SPECIAL TO NNPA FROM THE ST. LOUIS AMERICAN (NNPA)--Members of the St. Louis Rams showed their support for protests in Ferguson, Missouri, when they took the field against the Oakland Raiders Sunday afternoon when the receiving corp put their hands up, a sign of the "hands up, don't shoot," message used by pr more ...

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