Thursday, 29 May 2014 15:50
Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press
BlackPressUSA - Maya Angelou walked into a meeting of civil rights leaders discussing affirmative action back in the 1990s, looked around, and put them all in their place with a single, astute observation.
NAACP presidential selection process again mired in controversy
Thursday, 29 May 2014 10:49
George E. Curry, NNPA Editor-in-Chief
[FIRST OF TWO ARTICLES]
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A search firm hired by the NAACP ranked Rev. Frederick D. Haynes, III, senior pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, as the top candidate five years ago to become president and CEO of the NAACP.
Jamil Smith Cole and Michael Cole Smith are never ones to do the ordinary.
So when same sex couples were allowed to legally marry in Minnesota on Aug. 1 of last year, the two didn't rush out and get married on that day as many other couples did. The couple, who together own Talk of the Town Hair Salon, said that was too cliché, too ordinary.
"Everybody was pressuring us to do it (get legally married) on the first day but we want to do it how we want to do it," said Smith Cole. "Everyone was getting married at the courthouse. We're not courthouse people."
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 15:31
Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A record-high 356 temperatures were tied or broken across the contiguous United States in 2012, marking the warmest year ever in American history. Over that same period, widespread droughts, wildfires, hurricanes, snowstorms, and superstorms put a nearly $110 billion dent in the economy.
And according to environmental activists, that's something Blacks should be concerned about.
Urban View replays Maya Angelou's final radio interview + a statement from Aretha Franklin
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 15:21
May 28, 2014
As the nation and the world mourn the loss of one of our greatest authors, activists and human rights advocates, hosts on SiriusXM Urban View are memorializing Dr. Maya Angelou with commentary, clips and celebrity eulogies throughout the day.
For Asian immigrants, mental health an 'invisible problem'
Thursday, 22 May 2014 15:25
New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: May 21, 2014
NEW YORK — In a small reception area of the Henry Street Settlement's Community Consultation Center in Manhattan's Lower East Side, a couple of young Asian women sit far apart from each other on maroon chairs lined up against the wall.
Thursday, 22 May 2014 15:22
State Senator Bobby Joe Champion
On Wednesday, May 21, 2014 the Legislature adjourned Sine Die with many accomplishments, and because we must compromise, there are a few things I am not 100% pleased with. We came into the legislative session with the first budget surplus in decades. The $1.2 billion surplus allowed legislators to look at various ways to invest in needed programs while making sure our budget remained on stable footing.
Arrival of first enslaved Africans in the English Colony of Virginia commemorated in Hampton, Virginia August 15, 16, and 20
Thursday, 22 May 2014 15:04
--Events to take place at The American Theatre and Fort Monroe--
Hampton, VA- August 15th, 16th, and 20th, honor the First Africans who arrived in America on English occupied territory at Point Comfort (Fort Monroe) at the Fourth annual African Landing Day Commemoration, a program being presented by the City of Hampton, Project 1619 Inc., National Juneteenth Observance Foundation, and the Hampton 1619 Commission.
"SO BLUE" by The Urban Spectrum Theatre Company: Judy Cooper Lyle and Al Drears. International Youth Day: Dr. Willie Dean, executive director of KFAI; Brittany Lynch, KFAI's YouthCARE and KFAI's Fresh Air Institute; young DJs.