2019 Oscar Nominees: #OscarsSoBlack?

By Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D. --  The 2019 Oscar nominations are out and it is safe to say the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is acknowledging the phenomenal work of black filmmakers and performers this season. While there were some surprises — Ryan Coogler...

Supreme Court Hears Important Civil Forfeiture Case

The profile of suspects who have their assets seized, a researcher observed, “differ greatly from those of the drug lords, for whom asset forfeiture strategies were designed.” By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The Supreme Court this week is considering limiting the practice of civil...

Black Software Developer Launches Two New Apps Focused on Black History

Quikthinking’s Black History Quotes Express app developer, Hugh Smith (YouTube screen capture) NNPA NEWSWIRE — Black History Express features stories about historic African Americans within 26 chapters and featuring several hundred people. Both apps were made for the Android platform but Apple iOS versions will...

“Hidden Figures” Katherine Johnson Turns 100

<img width="1020" height="680" src="" 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

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

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...