Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Champion for Equity in Education

(NNPA) – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s influence on the Civil Rights Movement is indisputable, but his fight for equity in education remains a mystery to some. That fight began with his own education. “He clearly had an advanced, refined educational foundation from Booker T. Washington High School, Morehouse College, Crozer Theological Seminary, and Boston […]

Kay Coles James Becomes First Black Woman to Lead the Conservative Heritage Foundation

(NNPA) – Kay Coles James, the newest president of the conservative Heritage Foundation and the first African American woman to lead the organization, said that she plans to set an example for engaging with people of different political stripes to have a positive impact in the Black community and America. “I’ve seen the rhetoric heighten […]

Black women voters lead the way in Alabama election

(NNPA) – A heavy African American turnout in Alabama’s special election propelled underdog Democratic candidate Doug Jones to victory, in a hotly-contested race against the flawed, yet heavily-favored, Republican candidate Roy Moore. The New York Times reported that Jones defeated Moore 49.9 percent to 48.4 percent with 1.7 percent of voters preferring a write-in candidate. […]

Rev. Jesse Jackson Announces Parkinson’s Diagnosis

(NNPA) – Reverend Jesse Jackson’s Parkinson’s disease diagnosis caught many by surprise, but those who know him said they’re confident that he’ll overcome the life-threatening challenge before him. “He’s in the rumble of his life, but he’s rumbled some big foes before,” said Vincent Hughes, a Democratic state senator from Pennsylvania who campaigned for Jackson […]

NAACP Set to Change Tax Status to Engage Politically

(NNPA) – After being eclipsed in recent years by Color of Change, Black Lives Matter and other younger, more tech savvy and politically-pointed groups, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization will change its tax status. The group’s leaders said that the new tax status would allow them to be more aggressive politically. During […]

Remembered as a True Legend on Screen and Broadway, Robert Guillaume Dies at 89

(NNPA) – Family members, friends and fans are grieving the loss of television and stage icon Robert Guillaume, who died on Tuesday in Los Angeles. Guillaume, 89, is survived by his second wife, Donna Brown, a son and three daughters. “He was a pioneer and what he did with his role as [Benson DuBois] was […]

New study reveals growing spending power, influence of Black women

(NNPA) – A new report detailing the record-setting spending power of African American women has further buoyed the confidence of Black female entrepreneurs, who said the information proves their undeniable value to the United States and the global economy. The report titled, “African-American Women: Our Science, Her Magic,” was released by Nielsen during the Congressional […]

What You Should Know About The Community Reinvestment Act

(NNPA) – Since it was passed in 1977, the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) has enabled thousands of low- and moderate-income families—many in minority communities—to become homeowners. In the current political climate, however, many observers, who have played a role in monitoring how effectively the CRA is enforced, wonder whether it will continue to offer broad […]

Equifax Data Breach Leaves at least 143 Million Consumers at Risk

(NNPA) – Record-breaking, back-to-back hurricanes in Houston and Florida brought unprecedented winds and rains affecting millions of Americans. Yet another storm just as brutal, but financial in nature, is raging and affects at least 143 million Americans: that’s the Equifax data breach that took place from mid-May to July of this year. On July 29, […]

White Supremacist Murder Suspect Jailed after Charlottesville Attack

(NNPA) – James Alex Fields Jr., a 20 year-old from Ohio, who drove his dark gray Dodge Challenger into a crowd of people protesting a White nationalist march in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday, August 12 showed a deep interest in Nazism and Adolph Hitler in high school. Fields is being held on suspicion of second-degree […]