Monday, November 29, 2021

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‘Guiding light’ Vernon Jordan dies at 85

by Stacy M. Brown --  Vernon Jordan, the former National Urban League president and iconic civil rights figure, died Monday evening. He was 85. “My father passed away last night at around 10 p.m. surrounded by loved ones, his wife and daughter, by his side,” his...

President Biden taps Meharry Medical College president for COVID-19 task force

by Stacy M. Brown --  Meharry Medical College President and CEO Dr. James Hildreth has been named by President Joe Biden as a member of his COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force. Dr. Hildreth, the renowned immunologist and academic administrator and Meharry’s 12th president, sat on the...

BOOK REVIEW: Amber Pickens – Coloring success and Black History

by Stacy M. Brown --  Amber Pickens is celebrating Black History Month in a big way. The dancer, actress, and singer has added author to her long list of titles with the release of “Blooming in Motion,” a coloring book that celebrates Black history in the...

Keeping the legacy of legendary Supremes star Mary Wilson alive

by Stacy M. Brown --  Mary Wilson was a friend to the Black Press of America, a neighbor to the world, and the radiance she exuded never seem to fade. At 76, the Supremes legend is gone too soon. Wilson died suddenly late Monday, Feb. 8,...

Back to normal? What’s normal?

by Julianne Malveaux -- I got my first COVID vaccination last week. No big deal, an achy arm, but otherwise, just like a flu shot. The young lady who administered the shot smiled and said, “after you get your second shot, you can get back...

IN MEMORIAM: Baseball icon Henry ‘Hank’ Aaron dies at 86

by Stacy M. Brown -- Baseball’s recognized home run king and an African-American hero, Henry “Hank” Aaron, has died at the age of 86. Aaron, who broke Babe Ruth’s all-time home run record on April 8, 1974, was not just a baseball legend but a hero...

FBI Vetting Troops Before Inauguration

by Stacy M. Brown -- The planning and push to secure President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ inauguration includes the vetting of those employed to keep them safe. U.S. defense officials have expressed deep concerns about a possible insider attack and threat from service...

Impeachment shame for Donald Trump, again!

Stacy M. Brown -- First came the testimony and closing arguments – Congress members laid out a four-year reign of terror that was Donald Trump’s presidency. Then came the verdict – Congress voted to impeach Trump, and in the process, placed an exclamation stamp at the...

‘Let It Be Known’ — NNPA rolls out live daily breaking news broadcast

For 194 years, the Black Press of America has remained the voice of the African American community and the soul of the nation. With more than 230 Black-owned newspapers and media companies comprising the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), the Black Press’s contributions have remained...

SPIRITUALLY SPEAKING: Walking is so much more than just exercise

by James A. Washington Jr. -- If I haven’t before, let me ask you now: Can somebody explain a “faith walk” to me?  I frequently refer to my own spiritual transformation that way and I’ve had others describe this “thing” that I’m on …’as you go...