The first footage from a new Jimi Hendrix biopic has been released online, featuring Andre Benjamin, aka Outkast’s Andre 3000, as Hendrix.
First African-American woman elected to Congress joins popular Black Heritage Stamp Series NEW YORK—The U.S. Postal Service paid tribute last week to pioneering Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm with the issuance of a limited-edition 37th Black Heritage Forever Stamp during a special ceremony at Brooklyn Borough Hall in Brooklyn, NY. “Shirley Chisholm was a courageous and pioneering […]
McDonald’s says wages could rise Fast food workers in the US have held strikes demanding higher wages Fast food giant McDonald’s has said growing concerns over income inequality may force it to raise its wages. via BBC News – McDonald’s says wages could rise.
Student’s lawsuit against parents for support loses first round in court By Laura Ly, CNN (CNN) — A high school senior’s lawsuit against her mother and father for financial support and college tuition hit a hurdle Tuesday when a New Jersey judge denied the teenager’s request for immediate financial assistance from the parents. via Student’s […]
The Woman Civil Rights Leaders Threw Under a Bus Remembering Claudette Colvin: Black History Month is the perfect time to get our history right. BY: ABDUL ALI DEMOCRACY NOW SCREENSHOT Every year during Black History Month, Rosa Parks’ name rolls off the tongues of schoolchildren and educators around the nation as they discuss the civil […]
Madame C.J. Walker (December 23, 1867 – May 25, 1919) was the first female self-made millionaire in America.
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—No one had seen President Obama more emotional than last week when announced “My Brother’s Keeper,” a new initiative aimed at helping young black men. He spoke from the heart, recounting the pain of not having his father in the home and not always putting his best […]
Powerful New Biography Recounts Life and Work of Stokely Carmichael Read an excerpt about the black power leader’s friendship with Harry Belafonte, his love of Miriam Makeba and his admiration for Malcolm X. BY: PENIEL E. JOSEPH Stokely Carmichael SCREENSHOT FROM YOUTUBE Editor’s note: “If Martin [Luther King Jr.] served as the king of the […]
Rap Lyrics On Trial This Week At NJ Supreme Court Pat Loeb Pat Loeb’s radio experience has the makings of a country song: s… Read More By Pat Loeb TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) – The New Jersey Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday in a case that has gotten national attention because it could have a far-reaching impact on […]
By Judge Greg Mathis Special to the NNPA from The Michigan Chronicle My thoughts and prayers are with Ron Davis and Lucia McBath, the parents whose teenage son was murdered on Nov. 23, 2012. Jordan Davis was killed following an argument with an older white male who became upset that Davis and his friends were […]