EPA to require air pollution measurements in Black communities

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 ...

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

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 tha ...

State gives Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager the green light to borrow $111 million

State gives Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager the green light to borrow $111 million

The state Emergency Loan Board ignored the elected Detroit Public Schools board, and voted Aug. 20 to grant Emergency Manager Jack Martin’s request to borrow $111 million for the u ...

Detroit community object to 43 students in a classroom

Detroit community object to 43 students in a classroom

This fall, back to school for Detroit Public School students means more school closings and 43 students per classroom. Teachers expect a 10 percent pay cut among other reductions, ...

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

After you have been on the planet 67 years plus 11 months, you figure out a few things. Tomorrow may never arrive. Tragically there will be plenty of other trips to make for the ca ...

REPORT: US “falling further behind” on race relations

REPORT: US “falling further behind” on race relations

The report, Falling Further Behind: Combating Racial Discrimination in America, detailed myriad disparities that still exist in the criminal justice system, education, voting, hous ...

Judge Claudia Morcom joins the ancestors

Judge Claudia Morcom joins the ancestors

Retired Judge Claudia House Morcom joined the ancestors, August 17, 2014. ...

Spread of Ebola traced to a 2-year old

With close to 2,000 cases including over 1,000 deaths, Ebola is out of control, according to medical specialists. Doctors Without Borders called the outbreak “unprecedented” and the World Health Organization said thousands more health workers would be needed to fight it. ...

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Ferguson Police Chief contradicts earlier statements, prompts more questions

Staff Report The St. Louis American ST. LOUIS — In the second press conference today, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson managed to once again incite negative emotions when he addressed the media regarding new developments released regarding the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. “The initial contact between the officer and Mr. Brown was not related to the robbery,” Thomas Jackson, the police ch ...

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OPINION: A vacation policy

Our national policy does not entitle people to vacation time, sick leave or other kinds of leave. Too often, employers provide it as a “perk” not a necessity. Still, when you look at our unproductive Congress taking a month-long break, you have to wonder why everyone doesn’t get his or her perk. ...

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OPINION: From Voting Rights Act to Voting Rights Amendment

Those progressive landmarks are now under attack. Conservatives have never liked Medicare or Medicaid. (Conservative icon Ronald Reagan derided Medicare as “socialized medicine,” years before he was even elected governor of California.) Nor have right-wingers ever liked the Voting Rights Act. The neo-Confederate wing of the GOP in particular has always chafed under federal supervision of its (often unfair) ...

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