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“Hidden Figures” Katherine Johnson Turns 100

<img width="1020" height="680" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.blackpressusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Katherine_Johnson_in_2008_web.jpg?fit=1020%2C680" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Johnson's computations have influenced every major space program from Mercury through the Shuttle program. Johnson was hired as a research mathematician at the Langley Research Center with the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), the agency that preceded...

Michelle Obama Joins New “When We All Vote” Campaign for the Midterms

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Former First Lady Michelle Obama is featured in a video along with celebrities Tom Hanks, Janelle Monáe, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Chris Paul and Lin-Manuel Miranda to encourage people to register and vote.

Reform Obama’s school discipline policies for the safety of our children

by Kay Coles James, NNPA Contributor I’m sure President Obama’s heart was in the right place. A few years ago, his Department of Education, in conjunction with the Department of Justice, studied school discipline data and came to a troubling conclusion: African American students in the...

How Frederick Douglass Challenged the Hypocrisy of Independence Day

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Frederick Douglass often challenged the hypocrisy of Independent's Day in speeches.

OP-ED: An Open Letter from America’s Children

Ron Harris, an adjunct professor at Howard University, says that American children struggling with poverty, violence and homelessness, deserve media coverage, too.

NNPA Chairman Dorothy Leavell Leads Group that Just Bought Alt-Weekly Chicago Reader

NNPA Chairman Dorothy Leavell, publisher of the Chicago and Gary Crusader newspapers, led a group that purchased the Chicago Reader.

Hey, elected officials: No more chicken dinners…We need policy

by Jeffrey Boney, NNPA Newswire …It is fascinating the way some political candidates scurry around during election season trying to solicit the black vote so that they can get elected to a certain office or retain their current seat. It’s an art. Many of these...

OP-ED: Golfing While Black: Grandview Golf Club Asks Five Black Women to Leave the Club for Golfing Too Slow

Sandra Thompson (2nd from right), the president of the York County, Pa. branch of the NAACP, says that police must enforce laws against these businesses and their owners who file false complaints. The five women were golfing at Grandview Golf Club in York County,...

Before the Start of Cosby’s Sexual Assault Trial, at Least One Juror Says He’s Guilty

Juror No. 11 in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial said that he thought Cosby was guilty. Cosby’s defense team may move for a mistrial.

HU Students Occupy Campus Building Amid Financial Aid Scandal

Howard University students protest their administration and their school President Wayne A.I. Frederick's leadership.