Politics & Law

Inhumane Conditions, Violence and Death Represents Everyday Life at Mississippi’s Parchman Prison

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The conditions at Mississippi’s Parchman prison makes it one of the worst detention facilities in the world, according to reform advocates and human rights organizations. Death and violence are rampant, many inmates are without beds, and electricity, plumbing, and fundamental human rights are absent. At the…

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Remember Atatiana Jefferson

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia As we enter into a new year, it’s important that we do not forget the December 20th indictment and pending trial of Aaron Dean, a former Forth Worth, Texas police officer, on murder charges in the shooting death of Atatiana Jefferson, an African American woman and Xavier University graduate.…

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Senator Doug Jones Emphasizes the Importance of the 2020 Black Voter Turnout in Exclusive Fireside Chat with NNPA President Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The importance of Black voter turnout, the Reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act, bipartisan politics, the Futures Act and environmental justice, counted among the topics candidly tackled during a historic fireside chat between National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr.,…

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National Action Network Commits To Solidarity With Jews Amidst Anti-Semitic Crimes Uptick

By Barney Blakeney In response to the recent rash of hate crimes perpetrated against Jews, the National Action Network last week asked its local chapters to conduct press conferences to emphasize the organization’s support of and solidarity with the Jewish community. January 2, South Carolina NAN President James Johnson, along with Charleston attorney Larry Kobrovsky…

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