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Chicago Mayor Says She Will Give One-On-One Interviews Only to Journalists of Color
May 27, 2021
Mayor Lightfoot has made gun violence a priority, and she noted the importance of speaking to journalists of color. Her decision has sparked outrage in White media circles, but others applauded Mayor Lightfoot. “With this outrage, y’all are implying that Black and Brown journalists aren’t capable of asking the hard questions,” the Chicago-based Black-owned media platform, The TRiiBE, tweeted. ... read more »
The Cry of a Mother
May 6, 2021
Wendy's Window ... read more »
Is Removing Confederate Monuments, Changing Sports Teams Names Just A Distraction?
January 21, 2021
Protests and unrest in 2020 sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, shined an even brighter spotlight on police brutality against African Americans.  ... read more »
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Assemblymember’s Son Victim of Gun Violence
April 9, 2020
The 32-year-old son of Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson) was one of four victims who were shot on Sunday around 4:00pm in the 8900 block of Hobart Avenue in South Los Angeles. ... read more »
SCLC Names Winners of MLK Essay & Oratorical Contest
January 16, 2020
Six middle and high school students emerged as winners of the 5th Annual MLK Essay and Oratorical Contest. ... read more »
NNPA Newswire Exclusive: Bill Cosby Counsels Prisoners Via ‘Mann Up’ Program
December 6, 2019
In addition to Cosby, who is not officially associated with the program, four members of Mann Up spoke exclusively to NNPA Newswire. “The majority of the men in Mann Up are in for long prison terms, including life without the possibility of parole,” said Tyree Wallace, co-founder and president of the Mann Up Association. ... read more »
Grandmother of Saugus HS Victim, Dominic Blackwell, Speaks Out
November 28, 2019
“This is a great loss, a tremendous loss. I never thought something like this would happen.” ... read more »
The Human and Economic Toll of Gun Violence is Staggering
October 3, 2019
The September 18 state-by-state examination of the economic costs of gun violence, reveals numbers that the committee called "staggering." For instance, in 2017, for the first time, the rate of firearm deaths exceeded the death rate by motor vehicle accidents. Nearly 40,000 people were killed in the United States by a gun in 2017, including approximately 2,500 school-age children – or more than 100 people per day and more than five children murdered each day. Sixty percent of gun deaths each year are firearm suicides, researchers said. ... read more »
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Cory Booker Hosts Roundtable on Gun Violence Prevention
August 29, 2019
2020 Presidential Candidate Cory Booker made the most of his visit to Los Angeles last week, participating in a roundtable discussion centered on gun violence prevention. The panel included Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti, Black Lives Matter L.A. Activist Paula Minor, Moms Demand Action California chapter co-lead Samantha Dorf, gun violence survivor Cindy Montana and actor Stephen Bishop. The discussion was held at Vector.90 in South L.A., a creative working space co-founded by the late rapper, Nipsey Hussle. ... read more »
“The MisManagement of Anger Management” (part 2) “The Opening of the Second Seal”
August 15, 2019
Success On “The Way”... Ask Dr. Jeanette Parker! ... read more »
L.A. City Council, County Offer $75,000 for Information on USC Student Slaying
May 30, 2019
The Los Angeles City Council approved a $50,000 reward Tuesday, and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors offered another $25,000 reward for information in the case. ... read more »
Slain player’s dad says shooting ‘shattered a lot of people’
May 2, 2019
The father of a Washburn University football player who was killed in a weekend shooting in which a New York Giants draft pick was wounded said the crime ``shattered a lot of people.'' ... read more »
Nipsey Hussle, Gun Violence and the Big Business of Weapons
April 12, 2019
Guns contributed more than $52 billion to the U.S. economy and generated over $6.8 billion in federal and state taxes in 2018, according to a new WalletHub study that compared the economic impact of guns on each of the 50 states to determine which among them leans most heavily on the gun business, both directly for jobs and political contributions and indirectly through ownership. ... read more »
Congressman Hastings Introduces Bill Providing Family Assistance to Victims of School Employees Killed in an Acts of Violence
March 13, 2019
Representative Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) has introduced the Teacher Victims’ Family Assistance Act of 2019, legislation providing assistance to the immediate family of a K-12 teacher or other school employees killed in an act of violence, ... read more »
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