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OPINION: Reparations — The 800 lb. bale of cotton in the room

At the center of this debate, the 800 lb. bale of cotton in the room is the ongoing quest for African Americans to be considered equal — to be considered human. A U.S. Senate would never recognize the atrocities committed against European American citizens but deny them just compensation for their loss, reparations, restitution. ...

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EPA to require air pollution measurements in Black communities

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA WASHINGTON — For the first time, the Environmental Protection Agency may require oil refineries to regularly measure the air quality at their perimeters. These fence line measurements will give surrounding communities — largely low-income communities of color — data on the level of pollution they are exposed to each day. The EPA’s proposed rule changes are the result of a lawsuit brough ...

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Trayvon’s mom to Michael’s mom: ‘If they refuse to hear us, we will make them feel us.’

I hate that you and your family must join this exclusive yet growing group of parents and relatives who have lost loved ones to senseless gun violence. Of particular concern is that so many of these gun violence cases involve children far too young. ...

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