Special to the NNPA from the Blackvoicenews.com - As the sun came up on the beautiful Ohio River in Maysville, KY, the Footsteps to Freedom group awoke in the French Quarters Hotel for breakfast on the river. They listened to Griot Jerry Gore, the descendant of Addison White, one freedom seeker who made it to freedom.
Most people would not blame Lonise Bias if she climbed into a shell and never emerged after experiencing every parent's nightmare – not once, but twice – with the untimely deaths of her sons.
A diverse crowd of concerned parents and residents from a cross section of Philadelphia gathered at the Vare Recreation Center, in South Philadelphia, to discuss possible solutions to the escalating problem of youth violence. The event was organized by Mothers in Charge, an organization consisting of mothers who lost children in acts of violence.
There are so many disparities facing the Black community today state Sen. Mattie Hunter (D-13th District) said she has lost count. “The number of disparities facing our communities continue to grow with no end in sight and I no longer can keep up with them,” Hunter told the Crusader. “But if I had to list the top three it would the criminal justice system, education and employment.” E. Hardy knows too well the struggles Black men face once they are cycled through the criminal justice system. In 2002, he pled guilty to felony retail theft to avoid a trial and possible incarceration if convicted.
ATLANTA – More than 300,000 low-income students will be able to access broadband in their homes through a new program designed to bridge the digital divide between people with access to technology and people without it, officials announced.
738 U.S. cities have signed on to the Million Father March 2011, the largest back-to-school initiative in United States' history
By Phillip Jackson Chicago - An army of more than one million American men are taking to the streets this year in one of the most important battles that America has ever fought. And that is the battle for the hearts, minds and spirits of American children. These men will include janitors, lawyers, doctors, technicians, factory workers, bankers, bus drivers, construction workers, policemen and trash collectors.