Monday, 20 October 2014 10:03
Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr.. NNPA Columnist
Justice for 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who was murdered by Michael Dunn in Jacksonville, Fla. on Nov. 23, 2012 in a dispute over loud music has not come without a struggle. A jury in the Duval County Court recently found Michael Dunn guilty of first-degree murder in the tragic, fatal shooting of Davis.
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 10:31
Lee A. Daniels, NNPA Columnist
What was Alessandra Stanley, the longtime television critic of the New York Times, thinking that caused her in that now-infamous article to mis-label Shonda Rhimes, the television hit maker, as the paragon of the "Angry Black Woman" and traffick in the most misguided attitudes about Black artists, Black women and Black people in general?
Monday, 06 October 2014 11:54
George E. Curry, NNPA Columnist
After being confirmed as the nation's first African American U.S. attorney general, Eric H. Holder, Jr. wasted little time putting everyone on notice that he would not tip-toe around the volatile subject of race.
Monday, 06 October 2014 10:32
Ben Chavis, By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., NNPA Columnist
Black American leadership too often is taken for granted. Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation from office not because of malfeasance or wrong doing, but because of his resolve to leave office after serving six years, the third-longest tenure in history. Being the nation's top law enforcement officer was not an easy job, yet he stood tall for the principles of equal justice and fairness.
Building partnerships between police officers and the communities they serve
Monday, 29 September 2014 11:02
What is community policing? In the wake of increased shootings in Ferguson and around the country, there has been a renewed public interest in the role of police, the extent of police brutality, and the prevalence of racial bias.
Monday, 22 September 2014 12:02
Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., NNPA Columnist
Whenever someone accuses an African American of playing the "race card," I cringe. Racism in America is not a card game. There is no such thing as "playing the race card" when it comes to making an accurate or rational evaluation of the socioeconomic and political plight of 45 million Black Americans. A routine disingenuous tactic of those who want to justify the systemic racial oppression of Black Americans and others is to accuse the articulate victims of racism of "playing the race card."