Maybe you’ve heard of Jon Kitna; maybe you haven’t. He was a football player, a quarterback, in the NFL. He played for Seattle, Cincinnati, Detroit and Dallas, and if he was never a marquee quarterback, he was much more than a journeyman.
Late legend is focus of PBS special, DVD By Stacy M. Brown Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer WASHINGTON, D.C.—More than 43 years after his death and 46 years after the seminal “Purple Haze” recording, legendary musician Jimi Hendrix will be the subject of a television special on PBS next month. The documentary, […]
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON—Every day Richard Green, 67, wakes up in pain. He creeps over to the edge of the bed and sets his feet down, bracing himself for the day ahead. First are the pangs of putting each leg into his slacks. Then, he undergoes the torment of sliding each arm […]
Choreographer, playwright, photographer each get $625,000 By Zenitha Prince Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper Three African Americans are among the recipients of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation fellowships for 2013—an award that recognizes those who have demonstrated extraordinary achievement and potential in their creative pursuits. Kyle Abraham, Tarell McCraney and Carrie Mae Weems […]
By Tony Rossi The Christophers “In the modern media world, we know the names of Kardashians more than we know the names of U.S. troops who have been killed fighting a war, ostensibly for us.” That’s one of the reasons that CNN anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper wrote “The Outpost: An Untold Story […]
My barber shook his head as I sat down in his chair. He was deeply disturbed by the Tea Party shutdown of the government. Despite the fact that it was over, he was still unsettled. He told me about two tenants of a house that he owns who both work for the federal government.
(GIN)—From Minnesota to Zimbabwe, workers across two continents are challenging an industrial conglomerate that has wrecked havoc with a trail of failed mining operations around the world. In the U.S., the Essar Group Ltd, has a mixed legacy, with bankruptcy in West Virginia, a cash crisis threatening pension payments in Minnesota and in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, […]
By Steve Furay Special to the NNPA from The Michigan Citizen “Nobody has to take interest in what I’m putting out, how I feel or how I present it,” said D.S. Sense, sitting comfortably outside on a fall afternoon in Detroit. “But, the fact there is an audience who appreciates it is priceless.” If the […]