NNPA Presents #FIYAH! with Winton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis’s exploration of socio-cultural and political issues has yielded some of his most inspired and provocative work over the last four decades including the GRAMMYⓇ Award-winning Black Codes (From the Underground) in 1985, Blood on the Fields ─ the first jazz composition ever to win a Pulitzer Prize─ in...

CBC Unveils Jobs & Justice Act of 2020

News One The Congressional Black Caucus unveiled a new bill earlier this week that its members say will make vast improvements in the lives of Black families, in particular, with significant legislative efforts to bridge the gaps specifically affecting them in the employment and criminal justice arenas. Divided into two parts, the...

Documentary About Murder of Botham Jean Set to Air on ID on Thursday, Sept. 10

Jean was shot in 2018 inside his Dallas apartment by white, female, off-duty police officer Amy Guyger. Guyger claimed she shot Botham because she thought she had entered her own home, and he was a trespassing burglar. Like many controversial police killings of minorities, Botham’s murder sparked national outrage Emotional...

Death of Chadwick Boseman Puts Focus on Colon Cancer and African Americans

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women in America. It is the second most common cause of death related to the disease. African Americans are disproportionately impacted with a 20 percent greater rate than whites and an even greater degree of mortality. By Lauren...

Trump Administration Ramps Up Efforts to Dismantle Post Office

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia President Donald Trump has made no secret of his desire to dismantle the United States Postal Service or revamp the agency in a way that has angered Democrats and others who said it’s a tactic to prevent mail-in voting for the...

Joe Biden Selects Kamala Harris as His Running Mate

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia California Sen. Kamala Harris is Joe Biden’s choice for vice president. Following months of speculation and debate over whether Biden should pick a Black woman as his running mate, Harris was named Tuesday as Biden’s choice. Biden reportedly had called Rep....

Trump’s Housing Announcement Seen as So Racist, “It’s ‘Not Even A Dog

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia President Donald Trump has rolled back a Barack Obama-era housing rule intended to halt racial segregation and eliminate racial disparities in American suburbs. Trump announced on Wednesday, July 29, that he officially eliminated the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule that Obama...

Joe Biden 2020 for President Campaign Commits Major Ad Dollars to Black-Owned Media

By Stacy M. BrownNNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent Presumptive Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden is ramping up his campaign with a record-setting $280 million advertising buy. During a telephone call on Wednesday, August 5, with the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), Biden campaign officials said they will spend $280 million...