‘The ‘Roland Martin Show’ debuts in 20 U.S. markets

Award-winning journalist and “News One Now” host Roland Martin announced last week the formation of a new partnership between his media company, Nu Vision Media,

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One man’s journey home

By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer A personal story from New Orleans’ efforts to end homelessness among veterans New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu pledged to end

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Orleanians pause to honor MLK Jr.
Local residents, organizations, educational institutions and city officials began gathering last week to honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who would have turned 86 Thursday. ...
New report links fewer arrests to NOPD manpower shortage
A report from the Metropolitan Crime Commission released last week has found a link between the NOPD’s dwindling ranks and a decrease in the number of arrests. The report comes less ...
Medtronic merger demonstrates need for U.S. infrastructure investment
By Al McFarlane Contributing Writer MINNEAPOLIS (Special to the NNPA from Insight News) – Rainbow PUSH Coalition (RPC) members accompanied by the head of Minneapolis Branch NAACP recently participated in shareholder consideration ...
Local youth activists hold ‘Day of action against police violence’
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer Many young activists are not solitary in showing solidarity in support of ending police violence. The local American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), along with Dillard University’s National ...
Local business leaders start fund to send students to ‘Selma’
By David T. Baker Contributing Writer A contingent of African-American business leaders in New Orleans are leading an effort to raise funds to send thousands of students to see Selma, a new ...
Legal associations initiate a public interest fellowship
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer This month, the New Orleans Bar Association (NOBA) and the New Orleans Bar Foundation (NOBF) announced the beginning of their inaugural Public Interest Fellowship.
Valerie Wilson, the director of the Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy (PREE) at Economic Policy Institute. Photo by Freddie Allen/NNPA
Black unemployment rate headed for single digits
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – After three consecutive months of the economy adding more than 25,000 jobs, the Black unemployment rate could dip below 10 percent by mid-2015 ...
Black lives still matter to grassroots and Black media
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The last several months have seen an outpouring of activism, with slogans coming in waves: “Justice for Mike Brown,” “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,” ...

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