NAACP Celebrates 110th Anniversary of Freedom Fighting

By Stacy M. BrownNNPA Newswire Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People – NAACP – was founded 110 years ago after a deadly race riot rocked the city of Springfield, Illinois. “Because of the riots in Springfield, that brought about serious conversations and meetings about starting an...

Bennett College Raises $8.2 Million to Keep Accreditation

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia In a dramatic announcement on Monday, Feb. 4, Bennett College’s Phyllis Worthy Dawkins said she was confident that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges would restore the historically black college’s accreditation. “We’ve raised enough to produce additional resources. That’s...

Baseball Trailblazer, Civil Rights Icon Frank Robinson Dead at 83

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia Frank Robinson, a trailblazing figure who was Major League Baseball’s first African American manager and one of its greatest players during a career that spanned 21 seasons, died Thursday after a prolonged illness, according to pro baseball’s premiere website, MLB.com. Robinson was 83. The...