Tuesday, April 20, 2021

National

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Against a backdrop of death threats and under the cover of night, officials in New Orleans have begun to dismantle Confederate monuments honoring racists of the Civil War and Jim Crow eras of United States history. Workers removing the first of four monuments wore bulletproof vests, helmets and […]
By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Bill Cosby and his wife, Camille, have given untold millions of dollars to colleges and universities over the years, and promoting education for African-Americans has been a hallmark of the comedian’s legendary career. In an exclusive interview with the Black Press, Cosby shared why education has remained an […]
A Commentary By Evin Cosby I am the youngest of five. I remember our family trips and moving to NYC just so we could be closer to my father as he worked. From the time he worked in Las Vegas to the Cosby show in NYC, he always wanted us to be close, to be […]
By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Bill Cosby is blind. It’s been more than two years since the embattled, television and film legend, who was once known as “America’s Dad,” has spoken out publicly. During a recent interview with the NNPA Newswire, Cosby revealed that he’s lost his sight. Waking one morning about two […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC—Buick hosted eight African-American journalists on a historic road trip in the 2017 Buick LaCrosse, where they drove from Philadelphia to Washington D.C. for an exclusive tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). In their 2017 Buick LaCrosse, journalists made stops at several historic African-American points […]
By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. (President and CEO, NNPA) All parents want the best for their children. We all acknowledge that attaining a high-quality K-12 education is probably the single most important factor that will determine the future life success of a student in the public school systems throughout the United States. Yet, the […]
By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) For 190 years, the Black Press has chronicled the spirit and resilience of the African-American community. “You can see it in the spirit of the process that we have [developed] in documenting our history—we are marvelously resilient by nature, we are street fighters, guerilla fighters and resilience defines […]
By Candace J. Semien (The Drum/NNPA Member) BATON ROUGE — When Jonathan Hage traveled to Baton Rouge following the August flood, the Charter School USA director’s first concerns were his teachers’ and students’ well-being. Along with his wife and other executives, Hage brought hope and money; each teacher received $500. “It’s not money. It’s love,” […]
By Stacy M. Brown (The Washington Informer/NNPA Member) Bill Cosby continued his vigorous defense of his innocence and his famous brand last Thursday as the iconic, but troubled, comedian’s legal team argued that public statements in his defense are not defamatory. Cosby’s lawyer, Angela C. Argusa, filed an opening appellate brief in the ongoing case […]
By Edward Henderson (The San Diego Voice and Viewpoint, NNPA Member) The term ‘crack baby’ emerged into the social consciousness in the 80’s and 90’s during the crack epidemic sweeping minority communities. It referred to children who had been exposed to the drug because of their mother’s usage during pregnancy. It picked up additional stereotypical […]