Obama announces $240M in new pledges for STEM education
Written by Jim Kuhnhenn, Associated Press 27 March 2015
President Barack Obama is highlighting private-sector efforts to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to pursue education in science, technology, engineering and math. At the White House ... read more >>
Arnwine Resigns as Head of Lawyers’ Committee
Written by George E. Curry, NPAA Editor-in-Chief 26 March 2015
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Barbara R. Arnwine does not back down from a fight. After the U.S. Supreme Court issued a series of rulings that limited the rights of employees to sue their employers for discrimination, ... read more >>
April Ryan, Political Lion
Written by Kam Williams, Contributing Writer 26 March 2015
“The Presidency in Black and White”  (Christy Bowe, Image Catcher News) April D. Ryan is a veteran journalist who has been a White House correspondent for the past 18 years. She also serves ... read more >>
Welfare Reform Garnered for Black Women a Hard Time and a Bad Name
Written by Zenitha Prince Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 26 March 2015
Barbara Williams called the "Queen of Welfare" This is the third in a series of articles about laws that have significantly impacted Black women in America.  On Aug. 22, 1996, then-U.S. President ... read more >>
Republican Budget Would Shred Safety Net
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent 26 March 2015
House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.) WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Republican House budget will shred the social safety net designed to protect the most vulnerable citizens, severely cutting ... read more >>
NATIONAL BLACK PROGRAMMING CONSORTIUM SELECTS EIGHT FOR INCUBATOR
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 March 2015
As part of its NBPC 360 initiative, eight producing teams to compete for up to $150,000 in development funds for their TV, web series pilots Out of a field of 163 applicants, National Black Programming ... read more >>
Giuliani Supporting Loretta Lynch Nomination
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 26 March 2015
 AG Nominee Loretta Lynch (White House Photo by Pete Souza) WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In recent weeks, Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, claimed that President Barack Obama didn’t love ... read more >>
5 Years Later Obama Care Measured: The Affordable Care Act Still Has Work to Do
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 26 March 2015
Signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010, the law established minimum standards for health insurance; created market "exchanges" for people and small businesses to buy polices; expanded Medicaid ... read more >>
NUL Report: Black America Remains in Crisis
Written by Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 26 March 2015
Marc H. Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League,. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)  WASHINGTON (NPA) – When it comes to the equality in America, a new report by the National Urban League ... read more >>
Trial set for videographer arrested covering Ferguson
Written by Jim Salter and Alan Scher Zagier, Associated Press 26 March 2015
Freelance journalist Mary Moore poses for a portrait before entering Ferguson Municipal Court Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Moore was charged with municipal violations after an arrest on ... read more >>
Parents: Children will have it Harder than they Did
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent 26 March 2015
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A majority of American parents believe their children will face a harsher coming-of-age than they did, according to a new survey – and no one feels this more acutely than Black ... read more >>
The Loneliness of the Black Republican
Written by Book Review by Kam Williams 25 March 2015
Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power by Leah Wright Riguer Princeton University Press Hardcover, $35.00 430 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-691-15901-0    “This study introduces readers ... read more >>
Ben Crump: The “Ferguson” Interview with Kam Williams
Written by Kam Williams 23 March 2015
Attorney for the Brown Family Responds to Shooting of Police in Ferguson and to Recent Developments in Other Civil Rights Cases   Ben Crump is the attorney of record in many high-profile, civil rights ... read more >>
One Year After Disappearance, Advocates Believe Missing D.C. Girl May Still Be Alive
Written by Linda Poulson Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 23 March 2015
  Relisha Rudd (Courtesy Photo) One year after the disappearance of a then-eight-year-old girl from a Washington, D.C. homeless shelter, supporters believe the girl may still be alive. Relisha Rudd ... read more >>
Loretta Lynch Vote Delayed: African American Leaders Outraged
Written by Danielle Cralle, Contributing writer 19 March 2015
Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch, as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) On Tuesday morning, a group of influential African American leaders held a telephone ... read more >>
Clarence Page The “Culture Worrier” Interview with Kam Williams
Written by Kam Williams 12 March 2015
Front “Page” News! Clarence Page is a nationally-syndicated columnist and member of the Chicago Tribune editorial board. Besides those duties, the Pulitzer Prize-winner makes frequent TV appearances, ... read more >>
Consortium of Faith-Based Leaders Raise over $100,000 to Stop Ebola
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 March 2015
From left to right: Caryl M. Stern, President and  CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, receives a document proclaiming February 27, 2015 I AM #STOPPINGEBOLA Day from Wayne County Executive, Warren Evans.  On ... read more >>
Ferguson Increased Revenue by Targeting Blacks
Written by NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent 12 March 2015
Holder's departing press conference (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen)     The Justice Department’s recent investigation of the Ferguson, Mo. Police Department not only revealed widespread racism ... read more >>
Univ. of Oklahoma severs ties with frat after racist chant
Written by SEAN MURPHY Associated Press 12 March 2015
The Sigma Alpha Epsilon house at the University of Oklahoma on Monday, March. 9, 2015 in Norman, Oklahoma. (AP Photo/Nick Oxford)  The president of the University of Oklahoma severed the school's ... read more >>
Blacks Now Finishing High School at Record Levels
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent 12 March 2015
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – After 30 years of little to no progress, Black youth are completing high school at the highest rates in history.  This is the finding in a new issue brief titled, “Young Black ... read more >>
Obama announcing effort to boost high-tech training, hiring
Written by Jim Kuhnhenn Associated Press 12 March 2015
Targeting stagnant wages in an otherwise improving economy, President Barack Obama is calling on employers, educational institutions and local governments to ramp up training and hiring of high-technology ... read more >>
Statement by Ron Busby, Sr., President, U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. on the February Jobs Report
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 March 2015
(courtesy photo) “February's jobs report is encouraging news,” said U.S. Black Chambers president Ron Busby about the February Jobs Report. “With 295,000 jobs created last month and the unemployment ... read more >>
Justices side with Labor Department in overtime pay dispute
Written by Associated Press 12 March 2015
Supreme Court upholds Obama rule making mortgage brokers eligible for overtime pay WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has sided with the Obama administration in upholding a rule making mortgage brokers ... read more >>
Edwards to seek Maryland Senate seat
Written by Associated Press 12 March 2015
Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., smiles after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced that Edwards will become co-chair of the House Democrats’ Steering and Policy Committee with Rep. Rosa ... read more >>
Major credit agencies agree to changes Equifax, Experian and TransUnion to alter their interactions with consumers
Written by Associated Press 12 March 2015
The three largest credit-reporting agencies will change the way they handle records in a major revamp long sought by consumer advocates. Medical debts won't be reported until after a 180-day waiting period ... read more >>