Nation suffers because of underrepresentation of Black women in politics

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The gaping underrepresentation of women of color on the political stage deeply undermines the American ideal

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Cleopatra and Nathaniel A. Pendleton, Sr., parents of Hadiya Pendleton, also were recipients of the NNPA Foundation award. Photo by Roy Lewis

Parents of Hadiya Pendleton ‘still mourning’

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA National Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – After a long day of travelling, then networking on Capitol Hill, Nathaniel and Cleopatra Pend­leton returned

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Lucy McBath and Ron Davis, parents of Jordan Davis, are the recipients of NNPA Foundation award. Photo by Roy Lewis
Jordan Davis worried that he wouldn’t ‘make it’ in life
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Filled with doubt about his future, Jordan Davis, a 17-year-old student at Samuel W. Wolfson High School began to cry one night ...
Black leaders critique Obama’s ‘Brother’s Keeper,’ relationship with Black community
By Jacqueline F. Taylor Contributing Writer ( — A Women’s History Month/Black Press forum to respond to President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative ended up being a critique of his administration ...
Bias found to be a factor in suspending Black students
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A new collection of research shows that despite the myths surrounding Black student behavior, poverty and severity of the offense have very ...
Activists say Black male initiative must address structural racism
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – If President Barack Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative expands educational and work opportunities for young Black and Hispanic males, but fails to address ...
Black men believe they are viewed as ‘less valuable’
By Kelly-Ann Brown, Brelaun Douglas and Jasmine Rennie Contributing Writers ( – As the national focus continues on high-profile shootings of unarmed young Black men, some say the controversies have caused them ...
‘Clicktivism’ moves civil rights forward in a new generation
By Corey Arvin Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Black Voice News) – Reflections on the historic U.S. civil rights era often conjure up images of the grandeur-scale marches ...
New studies shatter myths about Black cohabitation and marriage
By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — De­cades of research and the warnings of Black mothers every­where are being challenged by an emerging body of research that finds no link between ...
Tracing family’s roots gives a ‘broader sense of self’
By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — For African Americans, the quest to trace one’s origins is fraught with mystery and dead-ends. But with time and a willingness to dig, it’s ...

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