Violence at the Forefront of Jacksonville’s Ills

February 4, 2016 admin 0
By Lynn Jones Even after the recent killing of 22-month-old Aiden McClendon, killed in a “gang-related” drive-by shooting, Jacksonville residents continue to protest, hold prayer vigils and “stop the violence” rally’s. The toddlers murder marks […]

Obama Bans Solitary Confinement for Juveniles in Fed Prisons

February 2, 2016 Staff 0
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he will ban the use of solitary confinement for juvenile and low-level offenders in federal prisons, citing the potential for “devastating, lasting psychological consequences” from the use of the isolation as punishment. “It […]

ECONOMIC INEQUALITY AT HOME AND ABROAD

February 2, 2016 Staff 0
By Julianne Malveaux, NNPA Columnist Days before the opening of the World Economic Forum, Oxfam, the international organization that works on world poverty issues, released a report that addressed inequality. They found the international wealth gap […]
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