By Erick Johnson The social event of the year has come and gone at Churchill Downs. The well-heeled from all corners of the North America continent came to Louisville, Kentucky for the 145th edition of the Kentucky Derby. They gulped down Mint Julep cocktails, people-watched and participated in the best fashion...
By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Martha Rivera Chavis was not just the wife of civil rights leader Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., but by all accounts, from those who knew the Dominican Republic-born activist, Rivera Chavis strived just as hard as her beloved husband for freedom, justice and...
By KMOV.com Staff An Illinois lawmaker is suing the governor for extending the state’s stay-at-home order until the end of May. With so many different orders in place around the St. Louis region, it’s creating a different level of impact depending on where residents live or work. In Grafton, Illinois, tourism...
Leaders scramble to save thousands of Blacks dying from COVID-19 as years of neglect, unaddressed health care disparities fuel a spiraling health crisis By Erick Johnson A stunning report showing Blacks in Chicago have the highest death rate from COVID-19 has set off a citywide effort to save thousands of people...
“Stop taking away our self-confidence by telling us that we can’t because of racism, because of slavery,” she urged. By Christina Santi, Ebony Candace Owens has made waves by being vocal of her support of President Donald Trump. During the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 1, the director of communications...
By REBECCA ANZEL Capitol News Illinois ranzel@capitolnewsillinois.com Illinois is one of the last states to apply and be approved for a federal program providing an additional $300 in unemployment assistance per week to qualifying residents. Governor JB Pritzker announced Monday, September 7, that he instructed the Illinois Department of Employment Security to submit...
By Stephen A. Crocket Jr, The Root An Ohio police officer in full uniform, you know, the uniform that clearly identifies him as a police officer and as such gives him reason to have a radio, taser, and gun, faced some scary and tense moments when a security guard pulled...
By Glenn Reedus The old adage of “Buy Black’ is taking on a cousin slogan according to the new owners of the Illinois Service Federal Savings and Loan (ISF Bank). The saying, Kweku Nduom said it’s time to Bank Black. Nduom is one of two brothers, who along with their parents...
By Charlene Crowell During the 1999 State of the Union Address, then-President Bill Clinton recognized a gray-haired Black woman who teetered as she rose to accept the applause of everyone in the chamber of the House of Representatives. The irony is that despite the presidential recognition, her proudest moment came when...
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In this episode of “Meet The Black Press,” NNPA Podcast host Lauren Poteat talks to Dorothy Leavell, the publisher of the Crusader newspapers in Chicago and Gary, Ind., about the importance of the Black Press.