Fallen officers recognized by area law enforcement
Thursday, 16 May 2013 14:53
Harry Colbert Jr.
Officers from throughout the metro honored their fallen comrades as a part of Peace Officers Memorial Day.
In a Wednesday (May 15) ceremony inside the Minneapolis City Hall Rotunda, officers from the Minneapolis Police Department and the Hennepin County Sheriff's Department gathered to pay tribute to area officers killed in the line of duty. Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau said she is thankful that two more officers would not have to be memorialized following a May 10 shooting incident that led to two officers being shot. Both officers survived the incident. This suspect was killed.
It's not unusual for people at various stages in their careers to pay a few dues in the public sector, make some great contacts and then move on to more lucrative pastures. But Racquel Russell, who has worked with some of Washington's biggest power brokers – from former secretary of state Madeleine Albright to President Barack Obama – has never viewed her professional trajectory through that lens.
(BALTIMORE) — The NAACP mourns the loss of Bishop Roy A. Holmes, member of the NAACP Board of Directors and its Religious Affairs Committee. Bishop Holmes is survived by his wife, two daughters and two grandchildren.
Former EOD sailor awarded Navy and Marine Corps Medal
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 12:06
Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Scott
DENVER (NNS) -- A former Sailor assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 received the Navy and Marine Corps Medal during an award ceremony held at the Colorado State Capitol building in Denver, Colorado, April 17.
McCollum: Sexual assaults in Armed Services must be addressed at highest levels
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 14:05
Tuesday, May 7, 2013, the Pentagon released the FY2012 Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military, showing the number of sexual assaults in the military increased more than 30 percent since 2010. According to the report, an estimated 26,000 service members were victims of unwanted sexual contact in 2012. This release follows Sunday's arrest for sexual battery of Air Force Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski, Chief of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response unit.
Best Academy, the Minneapolis charter school serving African American boys in grades K-8, celebrated a recent national award for its efforts to close the academic achievement gap with a community event to salute its students and the village that support them, last week.
Saturday, 11 May 2013 15:37
George E. Curry, NNPA Editor-in-Chief
Pretoria, South Africa (NNPA) – When South Africa President Jacob Zuma recently presented Jesse Jackson with the Companions of O.R. Tambo Award – the highest honor a non-citizen of the country can receive – he cited the human rights icon's "excellent contribution to the fight against apartheid."