The Black Unemployment Rate is Double What Whites Experience

(NNPA) – Black workers lost ground last month, as the unemployment rate increased from 8.3 percent in September to 8.6 percent in October, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. October was a bad month for Black workers, in general. Not only did the share of Black workers in the labor force […]

FILM REVIEW: LOVING

(NNPA) – For a long time it was a forbidden love. Through slavery, the reconstruction era, on into the 20th century, particularly in the South, interracial romantic relations were looked down on and marriages were illegal. Anti-miscegenation laws were on the books in 16 states below the Mason-Dixon line. Marry someone not of your race […]

President Obama Makes Urgent Call for Black Voter Turnout

OPINION (NNPA) – Last Saturday, we were pleased to witness, firsthand, President Barack Obama’s keynote address at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 2016 Phoenix Awards Dinner; it was his final speech, as Commander-In-Chief, at the celebration that included Black members of Congress, celebrities, civil rights leaders, journalists and corporate partners. Thousands of guests in their […]

T.D. Jakes to Tackle Headlines in New Talk Show on OWN

(NNPA) – The struggles of an interracial marriage, families divided by race, religion and politics and the conversion of one Jewish woman to Islam are all upcoming segments that will be featured on Bishop T.D. Jakes’ new talk show which premieres on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) on Monday, September 19 and is schedule to […]

FILM REVIEW: HANDS OF STONE

(NNPA) – “Every boxer is someone’s hero.” It’s a saying that’s been hard to attach to Roberto Durán. Most people assume that he is just an infamous Panamanian boxer who left a match against Sugar Ray Leonard, uttering the words, “No Más (no more).” There’s more to him than that controversial moment. This very well-acted, […]

MOVIE REVIEW: SUICIDE SQUAD

(NNPA) – “Deadpool” may have raised the bar far too high for the comic-book-turned-film genre. It was fresh, innovative, irreverent, demented, unpredictable, visually alluring, well-acted, written, directed and produced. “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” flew in its shadow. And now the much-hyped “Suicide Squad” falls short, too. The task of bringing this DC Entertainment […]

Human Rights Campaign shows support for “Common Sense” gun control

(NNPA) – The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a civil rights advocacy group and political lobbying organization for the LGBTQ community, showed support for the victims of the Orlando massacre by posting photos of the victims with their names and ages in each window of their downtown Washington, D.C. office. In huge block letters a sign […]

Film Review: Race

(NNPA) – “On the track, there is no Black and White, just fast and slow. For those 10 seconds you are free,” says Jesse Owens (Stephan James) in this very moving and inspiring bio/sports movie that captures the essence of this legendary athlete’s life, challenges and achievements. Race is a history lesson, personal profile and a […]

Wall Street Project Seeks to Close Opportunity Gaps in Business

(NNPA) – For Chicago-based investor and philanthropist John Rogers, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s annual Wall Street Project in New York City is a must-attend event. The three days of seminars and speeches in the Big Apple every winter is a chance for Rogers, the son of a Tuskegee Airman, and other African American businessmen and women […]

Celebrities Talk Diversity at 47th Annual NAACP Image Awards

(NNPA) – The 47th annual NAACP Image Awards was a hit at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif., as Black entertainers showed their support for one another and the show, while some expressed concerns over the lack of diversity in other major award shows like the Academy Awards. “I think it’s very unfortunate that […]