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Trump Pardoned His Cellmate but Rufus Rochell Remains in Federal Prison
February 20, 2020
It's not a rags-to-riches Philadelphia-to-California story, like that of Will Smith's fictional television character. Rufus Rochell's story is the real-life account of how the crack epidemic of the 1980s is inextricably linked to today's cry for criminal justice reform. It's also the story of how the rich and powerful receive special privileges, while the poor and powerless can only dare to dream. ... read more »
Sentencing Set In Race-Based Shooting Amid Katrina Chaos 
February 21, 2019
A White man who fired a shotgun at three Black men in a race-based attack amid the devastation of Hurricane Katrina was set for sentencing Thursday in a federal courtroom in New Orleans.  ... read more »
Jim Clyburn for Speaker of the House
September 27, 2018
The mission of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), representing the Black Press of America, is to report the news and to be an advocate for freedom, justice and equality for Black America and for all others who stand in opposition to racism and economic inequality and cry out for a better quality of life. ... read more »
NAACP Set to Change Tax Status to Engage Politically
November 13, 2017
During a call with reporters, NAACP officials announced that the civil rights group will transition from a 501(c)(3) to a 501(c)(4) designation. ... read more »
Holding Ground in the Hurricane: Remembrance, Reaffirmation and Righteous Struggle
September 7, 2017
It is good, then, that we remember the lessons learned from that great suffering, cold and callous treatment and righteous struggles waged for justice, for rescue, relief and rebuilding for our people as well as others. ... read more »
Surviving Hurricane Harvey
September 7, 2017
This is the reality that we are living right now. That is the ideological conflict currently playing out in our economic policy, veterans hospitals, inner cities, in the streets of Virginia and in various ways all across this country. ... read more »
12 Years After Katrina, Harvey Devastates Houston 
August 31, 2017
On August, 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, creating one of the most devastating and destructive natural disasters in United States history. ... read more »
Heartbreaking Images Capture Hurricane Harvey
August 31, 2017
On August, 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, creating one of the most devastating and destructive natural disasters in United States history. This year, marks the 12-year anniversary of the tragic event. As the state of Louisiana looks back on how they have been able to rebuild and overcome emotional and physical trauma, Southern Texas braces itself for the remaining threat of Hurricane Harvey. ... read more / view gallery »
Hurricane Katrina: A Decade of Recovery and Rebuilding
September 3, 2015
“So let us restore all that we have cherished from yesterday, and let us rise above the legacy of inequality. When the streets are rebuilt, there should be many new businesses, ... read more »
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