Volkswagen Apology Ads Ignore Black, Latino Media

(NNPA) – Still facing an uphill battle to regain its reputation as a trusted automobile manufacturer, Volkswagen has turned a blind-eye to consumers in the Black and Latino community. To some, it’s puzzling that the scandal-plagued automaker would ignore African-Americans, whom a Nielsen Company study revealed possess $1.1 trillion in collective buying power that’s expected […]

President Obama Celebrates 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Ask Americans what the Emancipation Proclamation is and most who know of President Abraham Lincoln’s executive order will respond like 20-year-old Ebony Harris, a student of Howard University from Chicago, Ill., and say, “Isn’t that the thing that freed the slaves?” But, the Emancipation Proclamation did not actually free the slaves. It […]

Movie Review: Creed

(NNPA) -“Why would you pick a fighter’s life if you didn’t have to,” asks the old, retired ex-boxer Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone). He would know. The life, it ain’t easy. Yet as he stares into the eyes of Apollo Creed’s son Adonis (Michael B. Jordan), somewhere inside he knows the answer. His reservations and the […]

Exclusive: Sugar Ray Leonard Reflects on “No Más” 35 Years Later

(NNPA) – Sugar Ray Leonard had no doubt that he’d defeat Roberto Duran when the two warriors squared off in a rematch of their epic first welterweight title bout that ended in a split decision victory for the Panamanian known as “The Hands of Stone.” What Leonard, the legendary six-time world champion didn’t know was that […]

National Education Advocate Says Family Is Key to Learning

(NNPA) – Education always played a big part in Byron Garrett’s life. “Education has always been a love of our family,” said Garrett, a Greensboro native and chairman of the National Family Engagement Alliance. “It’s always been the key thing that we believe to help you transition from one space in life to the next. So […]

Food Challenge Tests When Children Outgrow Food Allergy

(NNPA) – Starting kindergarten marked new beginnings for Joy Haire and her parents, Will and Lisa Haire. Just before the school year started, through a Food Challenge, Joy’s doctor determined she outgrew the serious and potentially life-threatening dairy allergy that surfaced a few weeks before her first birthday. Food allergy is an immune system response. The […]

EXCLUSIVE: Russell Simmons Speaks Out on RushCard Glitch

(NNPA) – Russell Simmons hasn’t slept much since news broke in mid-October that users of his RushCard couldn’t access their own money and were locked out of their accounts, due to a computer glitch, leaving some unable to make rent payments, pay utility bills or buy groceries for their families. “Technology glitches happen, but this was […]

Suspected Racial Profiling Results in GroupMe App to be Shut Down

(NNPA) – The mobile group messaging app GroupMe, owned by Microsoft, is claimed to have been a useful technological tool in Washington, D.C.’s Georgetown district, helping business owners to connect with police in real time in their efforts to curtail crime and targeting shoplifters along the neighborhood’s popular shopping strip. Now the app is in the […]

Ancient Medicine May Offer a New Hope

(NNPA) – The Meridian System, a foundation principle of ancient and traditional Chinese medicine; and, the essence of Acupuncture therapy, seems to have earned its place as a credible and important concept in western medicine. Ancient Chinese believed the Meridian System runs throughout the human body carrying energy (QI). It is this system that Acupuncturists […]

Straight Black Men Sidelined in AIDS Fight

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Heterosexual Black men were largely invisible at the 2015 United States Conference on AIDS last week, a long-term absence that will continue to impact the future of the AIDS epidemic in the Black community. One in 16 Black men will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime, compared to 1 in 102 […]