Martin and Coretta King awarded Congressional Gold Medal
Thursday, 03 July 2014 15:31
Freddie Allen, NNPA Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – During a recent ceremony on Capitol Hill, lawmakers from the United States Senate and House of Representatives celebrated the anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King with the Congressional Gold Medal.
PORTLAND, Oregon (NNPA) – Former San Francisco mayor and Democratic powerbroker Willie Brown received the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) prestigious Legacy Award last week for his distinguished public service.
African American DFL Caucus supports Minneapolis Civil Rights Department's current direction and leadership
Monday, 30 June 2014 03:23
The African American Caucus of the DFL
In light of the recent criticism directed at both the work and leadership of the Civil Rights Department, the African American Caucus of the DFL is expressing its support for the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights.
The Gateway: Bridge art connects downtown to northside
Thursday, 26 June 2014 15:27
The John Biggers Seed Project (Seed), a public art and design effort that engages renowned African-American artists in mentoring young artists, revealed its designs for a massive art project that seeks to transform the Olson Memorial Highway Bridge over Interstate 94.
At just 28 years of age and not too far removed from college himself, James Barnett is charged with making sure that students at Minneapolis College Preparatory School attend and graduate college themselves.
Women of Color urge Obama to 're-align' My Brother's Keeper
Monday, 23 June 2014 16:02
George E. Curry, NNPA Editor-in-Chief
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – More than 1,000 women of color – including Mary Frances Berry, former chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Alice Walker; actress Rosie Perez; political activist Angela Davis; Anita Hill, a law professor best known for testifying that she had been sexually harassed by future Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and economist Julianne Malveau – released a letter to President Obama Tuesday asking him to expand his White House initiative aimed at Black and Latino males to include women and girls of color.