The National Black Church Initiative reaches out to the gay community in light of Supreme Court decision on gay marriage
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 15:28
Washington, D.C. – The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African-American church goers is continuing efforts to generate civil discourse between the Black Church and the gay community.
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 15:26
Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – For many outside the Black community, they had never seen anything like it. Though suffering and deep in pain from the loss of loved ones at the hands of Dylann Roof at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., they reflected the finest reflection of Christian values.
Legacy of slavery still impacts education in the South
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 15:20
HOUSTON – (June 22, 2015) – Slavery was abolished more than 150 years ago, but its effects are still felt today in K-12 education in the South, according to a new Rice University study, "How the Legacy of Slavery and Racial Composition Shape Public School Enrollment in the American South."
Justspeak: A Black mother weeps for America--STOP KILLING OUR BLACK SONS!
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 15:34
Irma McClaurin, PhD Culture and Education Editor
Editor's note: McFarlane Media and Insight News salute Dr. Irma McClaurin, Insight's Culture and Education Editor. McClaurin's column entitled "A Black mother weeps for America: Stop killing our Black sons!" won highest honors for Insight News, 1st Place – Best in Nation for Column Writing – at last week's Black Press of America annual convention in Detroit. National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) celebrated its 75th Anniversary, and presented awards in 16 categories to member publications for stellar, exemplary work in newspaper journalism. More on other winners and the convention next week. Here we reprint McClaurin's award winning column.
Nine souls have been laid to rest as the nation still grapples with the many issues and questions surrounding the June 17 massacre inside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in South Carolina.
Friday, 26 June 2015 14:13
Irma McClaurin, PHD/Culture and Education Editor
Even as the flowers fade, the hurt and pain of the atrocities that occurred here in Charleston, SC on that bloody June Wednesday is very much alive. It is joined with the mixed emotions of those visiting the Mother Emanuel AME Church, which has now become a living monument and shrine of flowers, prayers, the American flag, poems, inspirational sayings, peace signs, signature boards, teddy bears, and candles to name a few of the mementos left in front of this historic church. Historic because Mother Emanuel was once ordered burned to the ground by the City of Charleston that now sends out its men in blue to protect it. How ironic. What would Denmark Vesey say?
Supreme Court preserves Health Insurance Marketplaces
Thursday, 25 June 2015 14:17
Today, the United States Supreme Court announced its decision upholding the tax subsidies provided to help low and middle income people purchase individual health insurance plans through a federal exchange, or health insurance marketplace, provided for in the Affordable Care Act. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the majority opinion in the 6-to-3 decision.
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 15:40
George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In what is quickly and unexpectedly gaining ground as a fitting memorial to the nine African Americans killed by a White supremacist at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., some of the most ardent defendants of the confederate flag are reversing course and saying for the first time that the flag should no longer fly over the Capitol in South Carolina.
NEWS ANALYSIS: Obama becoming more outspoken on race
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 15:37
George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When President Obama returns to Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C. Friday to eulogize Rev. Clementa Pinckney, it will cap a period in which he has become increasingly outspoken on race, even uttering the N-word to make a point about the slow pace of progress in race relations.
1.3 million elementary school students don't have access to music classes
Monday, 22 June 2015 15:47
Experts say African American and Latino students do better in school, have higher graduation rates and a better chance of getting into college when exposed to music education on an ongoing basis in K1- 12.