The lone victim killed during a peaceful counter-protest against white supremacist hate during the Charlottesville, Va., rally Saturday, has been identified as Heather Heyer. While police have not officially identified the woman who died in the crash, family and friends...
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...
Watch and discuss findings from the 2017 NUL State of Black America Report – measuring how Blacks and Hispanics are faring compared to Whites in education, jobs, and justice. Follow the conversation on social media via #ProtectOurProgress. Your browser does not support iframes.
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 […]