Dortha 'Dodie' Smith-Simmons

Freedom Rider reflects on youthful sacrifice, fearlessness

By Nayita Wilson Contributing Writer Fifty years after deserting her youthful years to take on causes that would advance liberties for Blacks, Doratha “Dodie” Smith-Simmons,

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Women of color urge Obama to ‘re-align’ My Brother’s Keeper

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) — More than 1,000 women of color —including Mary Frances Berry, former chair of the U.S. Commission

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Todd: ‘You can’t download freedom’
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (NNPA) – Rapidly-expanding technology, social media and new smart phone apps are no substitute for the hard work needed to fight persistent racism in ...
Move afoot to protect women around the world against violence
By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Last year, the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 was amended and reauthorized. This past month, a group of senators began setting their ...
‘Howard Hack’ gives students opportunity to design apps
By Rosemary Eng Staff Writer (Special from The NorthStar News & Analysis) – Legand Burge wants to introduce young African Americans to Howard Hack.
AARP survey: Black middle-age and older adults list their concerns
By Frederick Lowe Contributing Writer An AARP telephone survey found that high-quality health care, having a financially secure retirement and having access to health-care information were the most important concerns to African ...
With youth depression, young people often the ‘first responders’
By Zachary Forster Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) — High school sophomore Kelly Morimoto says when her friend first came to her to talk about his depression she was “shocked.” ...
SPLC says deadly attacks by white supremacists are growing
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder revitalizes group to monitor domestic terrorism (Special from The NorthStar News & Analysis) – The recent murders in Nevada constituted ...
Proposed Comcast merger with Time Warner comes under fire
By Trevor W. Coleman Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Wave Newspapers) — Media watchdog Bryan Mercer recalls getting an uneasy feeling earlier this year when he heard that Comcast ...
Pluria Marshall, Jr. Group purchases three TV stations
By Merdies Hayes Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from Our Weekly) – Pluria Marshall Jr. has purchased three FOX-affiliated television full-power stations —KLJB-TV in Davenport, Iowa; KMSS-TV in Shreveport, La., and ...

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