By Hazel Trice Edney Trice Edney News Wire The Nation’s premier association of Black police executives – convening in Atlanta last week – has responded to rogue statements made by President Donald Trump encouraging police officers to “please, don’t be too nice” to suspects being arrested for violent crimes.
By Alex Shashkevich-Stanford Trice Edney News Wire Police officers consistently use less respectful language with black community members than with white community members, the first systematic analysis of body camera footage shows. Although subtle, widespread racial disparities in officers’ language use may erode police-community relations, researchers warn. “…the
By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Contributor In an effort to improve the relationship between law enforcement and the Black community, state lawmakers in Oregon recently passed a bill to combat racial profiling by police. The Statesman Journal reported that the “bill requires law enforcement agencies to collect and
Urges health care protection ‘by any means necessary’ By Hazel Trice Edney Trice Edney News Wire Just out of its 108th annual convention in Baltimore, the NAACP hailed what it described as a “victory” after the U. S. Senate failed to pass a “skinny repeal” of the
Princeton creative arts director named Poet Laureate By Frederick H. Lowe Trice Edney News Wire The Library of Congress has named Tracy K. Smith, a Pulitzer Prize winner, the nation’s 22nd Poet Laureate and her recognition is being trumpeted in more than the usual places. After being named
What’s next for O.J. Simpson? By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Contributor O.J. Simpson will be a free man on October 1. On Thursday, July 20, a Nevada parole board unanimously voted to grant the fallen gridiron star parole on his 2008 conviction on armed robbery and kidnapping charges.
39 million families challenged with housing costs… By Charlene Crowell Trice Edney News Wire For the 12th consecutive year, America’s national homeownership rate has declined, according to Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS)’ annual report, State of the Nation’s Housing 2017. This year’s report also found these declines
By Frederick H. Lowe Trice Edney News Wire Police have shot and killed at least 175 Black men so far, this year, but it’s probably safe to say that none of them have been honored like Philando Castile, who was gunned down by a cop last July in Falcon
By A.C. Thompson and Ken Schwencke Trice Edney News Wire In violation of a longstanding legal mandate, scores of federal law enforcement agencies are failing to submit statistics to the FBI’s national hate crimes database, ProPublica has learned. The lack of participation by federal law enforcement represents a
Special to the Outlook The Sydney Peace Foundation, an initiative of the University of Sydney in Australia and the City of Sydney, has awarded its 2017 peace prize to the Black Lives Matter Movement in the United States for bringing awareness to extrajudicial police murders of unarmed Black men