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  • Black Households Earned 61 Cents for Every Dollar of White Median Incomes

    Charlene Crowell, Senior Fellow with the Center for Responsible Lending|Sep 17, 2020

    The August 23 police shooting of an unarmed Black man in Kenosha, WI, triggered yet another round of community protests and national news coverage of a Black man. A series of multiple gunshots fired by a local police officer, were not fatal for 29-year old Jacob Blake; but may have permanently paralyzed him from the waist down. Days later on August 28, the National Action Network served as a major organizer for a Commitment March, rededicating the yet unaddressed dreams of the historic 1963...

  • Remembering Dr. King and "The Other America

    Charlene Crowell, NNPA Correspondent|Jan 16, 2020

    Once again on the third Monday in January, much of the nation will mark the anniversary of the death of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countless programs and events will no doubt recall several of his famous speeches from the 1963 March on Washington's "I Have A Dream to his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" delivered in Memphis during the 1968 sanitation workers' strike. In a life of only 39 years, Dr. King captured global attention in his valiant, nonviolent fight for the values of... Full story

  • A national crisis: Surging hate crimes and white supremacists

    Charlene Crowell|Aug 15, 2019

    A Saturday morning shooting rampage in El Paso, Texas on August 3 took the lives of 22 people, and seriously injured more than two dozen others. Reportedly, the alleged shooter wanted to kill as many Mexicans as he could. Armed with safety glasses, ear coverings and an assault-style rifle, the shooter entered a Walmart store during a back-to-school sale. "Saturday's attack on El Paso was an attack on the Mexican heritage of millions of Americans – and also part of a history of white s... Full story