Monday, July 4, 2022

National

Tributes to civil rights “giant” and attorney, Russell Bertrand Sugarmon flooded the Internet Monday as news spread quickly of his death. One of the most touching tributes came from his daughter, Elena DeCosta Williams, who took to Facebook to express...
For the Nov. 6 election, early voting numbers are promising. But the Shelby County branch of the NAACP is still preaching that every vote counts – and they are taking no chances. From  10:30 a.m. on Wednesday (Oct. 31) through...
Stacey Dash has officially filed the paperwork to run for Congress in California.The Clueless star is running under the slogan “Dash to DC” for the seat currently occupied by Rep. Nanette Barragán. California’s 44th Congressional District has been a Democratic district since 2012...
After 21 years in federal prison, Alice Marie Johnson sprinted across a roadway near where she had been locked up. Waiting were family, friends and social justice warriors. Last Friday and nearly a year later, many of those same people...
Amber Floyd, a senior associate at Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP, has been named a recipient of the 2017 American Bar Association (ABA)  “On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers” award. Floyd is the only Tennessee attorney this...
“This virus will have dire consequences on so many, but specifically African Americans, which suffer from higher rates of chronic illness.” That was part of the message of Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, conveyed Sunday evening during...
by Ashley Terrell -- President-elect Joe Biden has hired an all-female senior communications team. “Communicating directly and truthfully to the American people is one of the most important duties of a President, and this team will be entrusted with the tremendous responsibility of...
A LIVE conversation with NASA astronaut Victor J. Glover Jr. from the International Space Station will be among the highlights of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.’s 107th Anniversary Virtual Global Founders’ Day Celebration on Saturday (Jan. 9). Micheal E. Cristal,...
Well-renowned rapper/actor Antwon “Big Boi” Patton has secured the role of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy in the upcoming film, “The Bobby DeBarge Story.” Big Boi works alongside actor Roshon Fegan, who plays the lead role of Bobby DeBarge. The...
By Candace J. Semien (The Drum/NNPA Member) At a time when many messages for young girls seem to be conflicting, Baton Rouge teens are experiencing an influx of organizations and programs designed to show them how amazing and powerful they...