Thursday, September 29, 2022

National

Nichelle Nichols, who broke barriers for Black women in Hollywood when she played communications officer Lt. Uhura on the original “Star Trek” television series, has died at the age of 89. Her son Kyle Johnson said Nichols died Saturday in...
By Allen G. Breed -- SOUTHPORT, N.C. — Jean Heller was toiling away on the floor of the Miami Beach Convention Center when an Associated Press colleague from the opposite end of the country walked into her workspace behind...
(NNPA Newswire) -- According to a new and comprehensive study on gun violence, Black men, women, boys, and girls remain the most impacted victims of homicide in America, yet year after year this shocking and unacceptable toll is allowed...
More than 1,000 predominantly Black judges and lawyers from across the nation gathered in Memphis this week (Sunday, July 24 through Friday, July 29) for the 97th Convention of the National Bar Association (NBA). The Ben F. Jones Chapter of...
by Jay Reeves -- MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Millions of letters and packages sent to U.S. troops had accumulated in warehouses in Europe by the time Allied troops were pushing toward the heart of Hitler’s Germany near the end of World...
The National Bar Association (NBA) – the world’s largest and oldest organization of predominantly African-American judges and attorneys – next week will be centered in Memphis for its 97th Annual Convention. Beginning Sunday (July 24) through July 29, the five-day...
ST. PAUL, Minn. — A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Derek Chauvin to 21 years in prison for violating George Floyd’s civil rights, telling the former Minneapolis police officer that what he did was “simply wrong” and “offensive.” U.S. District...
For some, it was the dreaded arrival of a threatening sea change. Others likened it to deliverance from a menacing threat to life. Either way, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the constitutional right to an abortion is...
Wandrea “Shaye” Moss and her mother, Ruby Freeman, were little known – if at all – to most Americans before Tuesday’s session of the House Jan. 6 committee. Now, for many, they are the faces of the depth that...
Seventy-two years after President Franklin D. Roosevelt invited Harry S. McAlpin Jr. of the National Negro Publishers Association to cover an Oval Office news conference, and 82 years after the founding of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), the...