Black Press seeks greater economic accountability, equity and parity
Monday, 06 April 2015 13:33
Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Jordan Shanks, a sophomore English major at Howard University admitted that before Black Press Week, he didn't know much about the Black Press or the Richmond Free Press, the Black newspaper published in the Virginia city where he grew up.
Monday, 06 April 2015 13:28
Elaina Johnson Howard University News Service
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Grammy Award-winning artist Bishop Hezekiah Walker can add the 2015 Torch Award for religion to his list of accomplishments as a gospel music artist and pastor of Love Fellowship Tabernacle, a mega church in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Black women protest delay in confirming Loretta Lynch
Monday, 06 April 2015 13:24
Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Hundreds of Black women and girls representing the Black Women's Roundtable descended on the nation's capital last week to petition the Senate to confirm U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch as the next attorney general.
Thursday, 02 April 2015 15:57
Jordan Shanks NNPA Intern
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – For many professionals, the road to success starts with humble beginnings. Because B. Doyle Mitchell Jr., president and CEO of Industrial Bank, inherited his business, he has felt he has always had something extra to prove.
Thursday, 02 April 2015 15:23
Frank S. Washington NNPA Columnist AboutThatCar.com
DETROIT – Cadillac has got something. Its two-seat version of the ATS sedan was slick, fun to drive and it had plenty of style. We test drove the 2015 ATS Coupe 3.6L RWD Premium. That translated into a 2+2 coupe with a 3.2-liter V6 that made 321 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque at 4,800 rpm.
Former military man declares victory in Nigerian polls
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 14:54
Mar. 30 (GIN) – Showing a "commendable determination to register their vote and choose their leaders," Nigerians by the hundreds of thousands lined up at polling stations across the country to select the next president and National Assembly of their country, U.S. and British witnesses to the hotly-contested presidential polls observed.
Wells to serve as honorary chair for the 2015 NABJ Convention in Minneapolis
Monday, 30 March 2015 15:34
WASHINGTON D.C. – The National Association of Black Journalists' (NABJ) president, Bob Butler, announced Bill Wells will serve as honorary chair for the 2015 NABJ Convention and Career Fair to be held in Minneapolis, Aug. 5-9.
Thursday, 26 March 2015 15:55
George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Barbara R. Arnwine does not back down from a fight. After the U.S. Supreme Court issued a series of rulings that limited the rights of employees to sue their employers for discrimination, she was a key player in a coalition that effectively reversed the rulings by persuading Congress to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1991.
Park Center girls repeat as AAA state basketball champs
Thursday, 26 March 2015 15:49
Harry Colbert, Jr.
Although this season's road was a bit rockier the outcome was the same as the Park Center (Brooklyn Park) girls basketball team beat a familiar foe in the title game to capture a state crown for the second year in a row.
Hayden, Champion introduce legislation to address health disparities
Thursday, 26 March 2015 14:26
Deputy Majority Leader Sen. Jeff Hayden (DFL-Minneapolis) and Sen. Bobby Joe Champion (DFL-Minneapolis) have introduced legislation to address alarming health disparities in the African American community. The authors have introduced three major pieces of legislation: SF1871 Partnerships for Healthy Futures a grant program to build community services and providers in order to identify, coordinate and expand opportunities for improving health outcomes for communities of color, SF1701 which will require health insurance coverage for colorectal cancer screenings for high risk populations, and SF1836 which will study and provide recommendations to decrease menthol cigarette usage by African Americans.