Doc on 1995 heat wave is heart wrenching film looking for...

By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. “From the 1995 Chicago heat wave, deep into the ‘natural’ disasters we’re willing to prepare for and the unnatural ones...

Chicago’s Lei’Anna Young says that gun violence-related trauma is real

By Kelly D. Williams Contributing Writer How gun violence impacts kids like 17-year-old Lei’Anna Young is not so obvious. Lei’Anna is quiet and spends most of...

Customers pick up final print edition of the Chicago Defender

By Tedarius Abrams, Sharon Joy Washington and Elae Hill Wednesday, July 10 marked the final print edition of the historic Chicago Defender. At some Walgreens...

WE WILL NOT BE FREE UNTIL WE UNDERSTAND THE DYNAMICS OF...

There is something that we all must understand before we will be safe in navigating the troubled waters of this world. It is an...

How Pete Buttigieg aims to empower Black Americans

By Jack Turman, CBS News Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg released a plan Thursday aimed at empowering Black Americans through anti-racist policies across a number...

Mental Health Stigma Still Affecting African Americans

The NNPA is taking a closer look at the stigma of mental illness in the African American community. This is the first in a...

REMEMBERING PATRICE LUMUMBA

We should remember to lift the spirit of some of our great ancestors who made significant contributions to the African Liberation Movement. July 2...

MEHARRY’S JUUL GRANT IS GOOD NEWS

By Julianne Malveaux Should Meharry Medical College, a Historically Black College (HBCU) established in 1876 in Nashville, have accepted $7.5 million from Juul Labs, the...

Family of Nelson Mandela launching production company Mandela Media

The company will focus on creating important content for the masses. By Cortney Wills, The Grio The family of Nelson Mandela is looking to honor his...

First Black African Headed To Space Dies In A Motorcycle Accident

Mandla Maseko was affectionately known as "Afronaut." He was 30 years old. By Shenequa Golding, VIBE Mandla Maseko was going to make history and become the...