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Pres. Obama to commemorate Katrina Anniversary in N.O.

Residents reflect on struggles, ‘progress’ in post-Katrina New Orleans In his latest Katrina Pain Index report, civil rights attorney Bill Quigley shared statistics that paint

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Where cotton was king, racism is still king

By Susan Hagen Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStar News Today and University of Rochester News Service) – White Southerners who live today in former slavery

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U. S. Presidents barely know Africa, reporter finds
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network) — Somebody had to do it. With President Obama reported to be breaking a record in visits to African ...
Supreme Court decisions reinforce and expand civil rights
By Marjorie R. Esman Contributing Columnist With two recent Supreme Court rulings, the Court is showing that it will continue to ensure the protection of civil rights and civil liberties at least ...
White Americans want harsh laws to fight‘ Black crime’
By Dan Stober Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStar News Today and Stanford University News Service) – In America, white people are more likely to support harsher laws if they think prison populations ...
Legacy of First Lady of the Black Press still relevant today
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — When James McGrath Morris set out to write his latest book, he didn’t know how timely it would be. When Eye on ...
Group holds seminar to discuss if student debt has grown into ‘crisis’ status
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer Attracting nearly 3,000 financial aid professionals, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administration (NASFAA) gathered to host a series of seminars, including a debate on whether ...
Conservative Koch brothers making inroads into Black America
By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief BATON ROUGE, La. — It was a scene that a young, militant Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. could not have envisioned 30 years ago. Last week, ...
Pres. Obama says race infects U.S. Criminal Justice System
By Damon C. Williams Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Philadelphia Tribune) — Hours after announcing his administration had secured a multinational pact with Iran to limit their nuclear program, ...
Symbols are important to Black America
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Five days after South Carolina retired the Confederate flag with much fanfare, a small group of protesters in Oklahoma City greeted President Barack ...

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