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NNPA Second Vice Chairman Bernal E. Smith II Dies

We were looking forward to implementing some of those concepts through NNPA as we worked to strengthen and advance the Black Press.

Twenty-Seven-Year- Old African-American Breaks New Ground

Freddie Figgers, an American inventor, self taught computer programmer, and entrepreneur, who operates his own cell phone company, Figgers Communications Inc., one of the nation’s fastest growing African-American-owned telecommunications firms.

ACKNOWLEDGING UNPRECEDENTED SUPPORT FOR HBCUS

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. routinely would remind those of us who worked for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s about the vital importance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities ...

AMERICA CHOSE DONALD TRUMP, NOW IT WILL CHOKE ON HIM

Now that we have Donald Trump as our president, most Americans know that we have really screwed up. Since early November, we have heard numerous influential Americans “whistling past the graveyard” by making comments about how Trump might surprise us ...

INTERFAITH LEADERS MEET TO DISCUSS PRESIDENT OBAMA’S LEGACY

President Barack Obama’s Legacy was the subject of a four-hour featured event at The National Press Club recently.

MLK: MILITANT OF THE 21ST CENTURY

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words and actions seem relevant again because they’ve always presented a challenge to the status quo and always surged individuals to live up to humanity’s best possibilities.

Trailblazing Astronaut Physician To Keynote MLK Observance

Dr. Mae Jemison, astronaut, physician and science and technology advocate, will be the keynote speaker at Northwestern University’s 2017 commemoration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Jemison will speak on both the Chicago and Evanston campuses.

Initiated by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Enterprise, a National Day of Racial Healing on January 17 Will Help Americans Heal

Just five days before inauguration of Donald Trump as the country's 45th President, millions of Americans on January 15 will celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For many, memories of the civil rights icon revolve around his ...

Celebrity Survey Says Obama Family Voted Most Desirable Neighbors for 2017

SEATTLE-- Americans would most like to be neighbors with the Obamas in 2017, according to the 10th annual Zillow® Celebrity Neighbor Survey Popstar Justin Bieber was selected as the least desirable neighbor, earning the most “worst neighbor” votes in survey ...

Prominent South-African artist paints street mural in Hyde Park

To celebrate its January 2017 grand opening at 1447 E. 53rd Street, Nando’s “Peri Peri” South-African Portuguese restaurant recently commissioned Kilmany-Jo Liversage, a famous South-African mural painter to paint an oversized graffiti mural (10 ft. high by 36 ft. wide) ...

5TH ANNUAL FINANCIAL FREEDOM CONFERENCE

Franklin Township, New Jersey – Sacramento Mayor and NBA Legend Kevin Johnson will deliver the welcoming remarks 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens (FBCLG), as one of the highlights of the 5th Annual dfree® ...

Gina Miller New VP/General Manager of Urban Inspirational

Entertainment One Music Nashville (eOne Music Nashville) recently announced the appointment of Gina Miller to VP/General Manager of Urban Inspirational, promoting the veteran music executive from her previous role as VP National Promotions and Label Relations for eOne Music Nashville.

Black/Brown Unity In Changing America

The DuSable Museum of African American History has joined forces with the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture (NMPRAC), to present the first-ever timely and provocative panel discussion, Straight Talk: Black/ Brown Unity in a Changing America. The ...

Give Communities of Color A Voice in Reshaping Education

For the first time in our nation’s history, the majority of students in public schools are students of color. But in most places, communities of color still have little meaningful say in how their states manage and resource education. As ...

CI Builds Official APP for Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Clearly Innovative (CI), one of the Washington area’s leading digital and business solutions companies, built and launched the official mobile App for the Smithsonian’s’ new National Museum of African- American History and Culture (NMAAHC) that opened Saturday, September 24, 2016. ...

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