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Who's really to blame in the Freddie Gray case

On Monday, a third Baltimore police officer, Lt. Brian Rice, was acquitted of all criminal charges in the death of Freddie Gray, a suspect who was fatally hurt last year while being transported, handcuffed, in a police van.

LETTER: Support our police officers

Police actions in Ferguson, Missouri; New York City; Baltimore; Baton Rouge; and Minnesota have been in the news, and a few police officers have been seen using excessive force and shooting people.

The truth about to protect and to serve

The most recent police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile added to an already smoldering black community outrage.

The healing must start NOW!

We cannot allow these deplorable acts to define our relationship with the men and women charged to protect us. T

Let that old flag wave

Flying high across the sky is such a sight to me.

Saving community newspapers in the age of Facebook

Hundreds of newspapers have disappeared in the last 15 years and readership is on the decline. No newspaper is immune from the migration of readership to online platforms, dwindling ad revenues, fragmented audiences and even reduced attention spans.

Discover the unexpected: NNPA journalism scholars are breaking the news

Today people are exposed to 10-minute news segments six times per hour in a 24-hour news cycle in terms of television and radio news. Twitter, Facebook and other social media are now used for instantaneous news, commentary, and the sharing ...

A glimmer of hope on gun control

The first sign of hope in the gun control debate in many years came this week as Sen. Susan Collins, a Maine Republican, offered legislation that would prohibit people who are on the "no fly" and other surveillance lists from ...

Senator John McCain foolishly blames President Obama for the massacre in Orlando

The cretin who took an assault weapon into Pulse, an Orlando nightclub, on “salsa night” is beneath contempt.

The many delusions of Donald Trump

What do you say about someone who apparently sees things that do not exist?

What it takes to be an effective citizen

It’s so easy in a presidential election year to forget that our system is not about a single person. This year especially, when the dynamics of the presidential contest have dominated news coverage so thoroughly, the crucial role that citizens ...

Discovering the unexpected on the journey to empowerment: Young NNPA black scholars

The legendary scholar, writer and visionary James Baldwin once personally confided in me that he had come to know that the “power of the pen” for black people in America and throughout world was “truly transformative and irreversibly impactful on ...

My dad, Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali, my father, has never been afraid of confronting conflicts outside of the ring. His recent attempt to free two hikers held captive in Iran reinforces his relentless effort to promote peace, tolerance and humanity around the world.

America’s crumbling infrastructure is a clear and present danger

America is literally falling apart. In Flint, Michigan, children were poisoned by the lead contamination of the water. In the District of Columbia, the subway system is plagued by fires and delays.

Making history is sometimes about timing

Former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill once stated, “To every man there comes in his lifetime that special moment when he is figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered a chance to do a very special thing, unique to ...

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