(GIN) – Dismissing efforts, including those of President Obama, to sign off on a peace agreement and end the 20-month long civil war in the world's newest nation, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir declined to sign, saying he needed more time for consultations.
Fifty years after riots, Watts struggles, cautions Ferguson and Baltimore
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 13:09
Fifty years ago Aug. 11, Watts was ablaze.
The citizens of this all-Black Los Angeles neighborhood had grown exasperated with that era's racial inequities, and some lashed out with matches and gasoline. A half-century later, the once-thriving district exhibits little of the revitalization that had been promised and expected.
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 10:44
George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief NEWS ANALYSIS
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – This is the kind of stuff that you can't make up. During the first debate with front-runners for the Republican nomination to become president, Megyn Kelly, one of the moderators for Fox News, pressed Donald Trump on some clearly sexist comments he had made in the past.
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 10:21
Melvin Carter, Jr.
Monday, Aug. 3.
It was St. Paul evening at Kings Crossing, Community Room. Peoples from every walk of life poured out to say farewell, thank you and hello; expressing love and appreciation, wishing Jackie Cooper, the very best. It was good-bye and hello in the same event.
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 10:19
Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) -- It's been one year since the murder of Michael Brown galvanized the Ferguson, Mo. community and forced the nation to face the horrors of police violence. And as the activist slogan asserts, the ensuing protests have become a movement, not just a moment.
10 years later, Hurricane Katrina's impact still devastating on New Orleans' Black residents
Monday, 31 August 2015 15:05
Curtis Bunn, Urban News Service
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu took to the road to declare his city is "no longer recovering, no longer rebuilding" a decade after Hurricane Katrina devastated it in one of America's worst natural disasters, but some refuse to buy that speech.
Remembering Julian Bond (January 14, 1940 – August 15, 2015)
Monday, 31 August 2015 14:59
On hearing the announcement that Julian Bond had passed on to the ancestors, I knew greatness had left us. The event gave me pause and I tried to remember when I first found myself in the sphere of influence of this great American leader.
Monday, 31 August 2015 14:52
Al McFarlane, Editor in Chief
Victor Propes envisioned strategies and structures that could support the advancement of people of African descent in Minnesota. His legacy includes ongoing efforts that seek to quicken consciousness and processes than can deliver equity and engagement to Minnesota's Black community.
Congressional Black Caucus offers condolences on the passing of Amelia Boynton Robinson
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:10
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Aug 26, 2015 — Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) said on the passing of 104-year-old civil rights icon Amelia Boynton Robinson, "Today we mourn the passing of a remarkable citizen, Mrs. Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist and one of the leaders of the 1965 Bloody Sunday march of 1965.
Monday, 24 August 2015 15:53
Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist
There is an old African proverb that says "The spirit of a freedom warrior will never die in the enduring life of the village, yet that valued spirit will be passed on to future generations." Julian Bond was a freedom fighter. He was a gallant leader-warrior for freedom, justice and equality. And his spirit will never die.