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NNPA Hosts National Black Parents Town Hall
June 22, 2017
In an on-going effort to increase awareness about the “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA) in the Black community, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) hosted a national town hall for Black parents at the National Harbor in Prince George’s County, Md. ... read more »
Milwaukee mayor urges peaceful protest after ex-cop cleared
June 22, 2017
A Milwaukee jury on Wednesday June 21, acquitted a former police officer in the on-duty shooting of a black man last year that ignited riots on the city’s north side. ... read more »
Auto Review: 2018 Chevrolet Equinox
June 22, 2017
Chevrolet has continued to develop advanced vehicles to meet the needs of a diverse group of drivers and their different lifestyles. ... read more »
Richmond to unveil Maggie Walker monument next month
June 22, 2017
The city of Richmond will unveil its new monument honoring pioneering African-American entrepreneur Maggie Walker next month. ... read more »
Mississippi town elects woman as 1st African-American mayor
June 22, 2017
Outgoing Mayor Knox Ross says it's no big surprise to him that Beechem won because it was a three-candidate race in a nonpartisan general election without a runoff. ... read more »
Nooses on National Mall Echo Domestic Terrorism
June 22, 2017
Nooses on the National Mall Stoke Memories of “America’s Dark History” ... read more »
Bodycam shows shooting of black man by Milwaukee officer
June 22, 2017
Heaggan-Brown, 25, faces up to 60 years in prison if convicted of killing Smith but he's already lost his job. He was fired in October after being charged with sexual assault in an unrelated case. ... read more »
Alabama mayor wants Confederate statues that New Orleans removed
June 22, 2017
An Alabama mayor is offering to take Confederate-related monuments recently disassembled in New Orleans. ... read more »
Minnesota officer acquitted in shooting of Philando Castile
June 22, 2017
A Minnesota police officer was acquitted of manslaughter Friday in the fatal shooting of a Philando Castile, a black motorist whose girlfriend streamed the aftermath live on Facebook. ... read more »
Juneteenth 152 Years Later: Reflecting on the Castile Verdict  
June 22, 2017
Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration acknowledging the ending of physical slavery in the United States. This month marks 152 years since Black America received its own Independence Day. ... read more »
NNPA to Honor Martin Luther King III with 2017 Lifetime Legacy Award at Annual Conference
June 22, 2017
Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., the president and CEO of the NNPA, said that the group is especially pleased to present the 2017 Lifetime Legacy Award to Martin Luther King III. ... read more »
Shootings kill or injure at least 19 US children each day
June 22, 2017
Most unintentional deaths resulted from playing with guns and unintentionally pulling the trigger. Most victims were bystanders although, among kids up to age 10 in this group, more than 40 percent accidentally shot themselves. ... read more »
Judge Relents, Mistrial Declared in Cosby Sex Assault Case
June 22, 2017
Saturday morning, Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O’Neill finally bent to the will of the jury and declared a mistrial in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case. ... read more »
Assembly member Chris Holden’s Statement on Budget Agreement
June 22, 2017
This budget increases funding for K-12 schools, community colleges, UCs and CSUs; expands California’s Earned Income Tax Credit to support 1.1 million more working families; and develops long-term strategies to continue making progressive improvements to combat poverty. ... read more »
The U.S. Army Continues to Partner with 100 Black Men of America
June 22, 2017
Recognizing the vital importance of mentorship in the development of the nation’s next generation of leaders, the U.S. Army continues its partnership with 100 Black Men of America. ... read more »
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