Remembering Julian Bond (January 14, 1940 – August 15, 2015)
Monday, 31 August 2015 14:59
On hearing the announcement that Julian Bond had passed on to the ancestors, I knew greatness had left us. The event gave me pause and I tried to remember when I first found myself in the sphere of influence of this great American leader.
Monday, 31 August 2015 14:52
Al McFarlane, Editor in Chief
Victor Propes envisioned strategies and structures that could support the advancement of people of African descent in Minnesota. His legacy includes ongoing efforts that seek to quicken consciousness and processes than can deliver equity and engagement to Minnesota's Black community.
Congressional Black Caucus offers condolences on the passing of Amelia Boynton Robinson
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:10
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Aug 26, 2015 — Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) said on the passing of 104-year-old civil rights icon Amelia Boynton Robinson, "Today we mourn the passing of a remarkable citizen, Mrs. Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist and one of the leaders of the 1965 Bloody Sunday march of 1965.
Monday, 24 August 2015 15:53
Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist
There is an old African proverb that says "The spirit of a freedom warrior will never die in the enduring life of the village, yet that valued spirit will be passed on to future generations." Julian Bond was a freedom fighter. He was a gallant leader-warrior for freedom, justice and equality. And his spirit will never die.
Washington, DC (August 2015) -- The National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation (NNPAF), the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that manages charitable, educational and literary activities that promote high standards in ethnic media, recently elected four new officers to its board of directors Executive Committee.
UCARE CEO JIM EPPELL SAYS - DHS decision will force 475,000 to change their health insurance
Monday, 24 August 2015 15:30
Ucare, Minnesota's fourth-largest health plan, filed suit in Ramsey County District Court asking for a temporary injunction to stop Minnesota's Department of Human Services (DHS) from moving ahead with its plans to force 370,000 Minnesotans to switch from UCare to other health plans in 2016.
Injustices represent staggering violations of the fundamental human rights of Black America: Call for U.N., international response to human rights violations
Thursday, 20 August 2015 15:10
Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist
Almost daily there is another fatal case of racially-motivated police brutality that occurs against a Black American woman, man or child. What is happening to Black people in America? What is causing this resurgence of bigotry, violence and brutality?
After 23 years, Associate Justice Alan Page's second illustrious career is coming to a close.
The justice, who endeared himself in the hearts of many Minnesotans as the leader of the Purple People Eaters – the defensive unit of the Minnesota Vikings of the 1970s – is retiring from the Minnesota Supreme Court on Aug. 31. The retirement is mandatory as state rules say no justice can serve after the month of his or her 70th birthday. Page turned 70 on Aug. 7.
Tuesday, 18 August 2015 15:54
Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) — The United Nations Human Rights Committee has given the U.S. a series of failing grades on human rights, including failing to meet international human rights standards on gun violence; the uneven implementation of controversial Stand Your Ground laws; violating personal privacy; and doing a poor job of caring for victims of gun violence.
Senate Appropriations Bill cuts housing vouchers for poor families
Tuesday, 18 August 2015 15:52
Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – For many Americans living in poverty, housing vouchers mean the difference between having a home of your own or living in a homeless shelter. As many as 85,000 low-income families could lose access to those vouchers under policies crafted in a new funding bill approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee, according to a recent report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.