image: twitter.com/nasw

The NAACP has launched its “America’s Journey to Justice” campaign. In conjunction with labor, environmental justice, educational, other civil rights organizations and faith-based organizations is calling for the formation of a broad coalition to march from Selma to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. in September. “America’s Journey for Justice” is an effort to persuade the leadership […]

Farrakhan: “Justice or Else” March Just the Beginning

Minister Louis Farrakhan speaks during the "Justice or Else" press conference at Metropolitan AME Church in Northwest Washington, D.C. in June 2015. (Freddie Allen/NNPA News Wire)

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In a wide-ranging conference call with the Black Press, the Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said the upcoming “Justice or Else” rally set for October 10 celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March is just the beginning of the movement. Benjamin F. […]

Public Offices Discriminate Against Black Americans

image: 4kottez.blogspot

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent   WASHINGTON (NNPA) – It’s an open secret that Black-sounding names can hinder employment, housing, and loan applications. Apparently, basic emails to public servants have snuck onto that list. So concluded a recent study published by the Institute for the Study of Labor, an international research center based in […]

Black students with learning disabilities are three times more likely to be suspended than White students with learning disabilities


By Jonathan Hunter Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper Black students face harsher punishments than their peers and are less likely to receive mental health attention for their problems, according to new research. According to the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, Black students are expelled and suspended three times more often […]

Congressional Black Caucus remembers Louis B. Strokes

Louis Stokes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Black Caucus Chairman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) released the following statement regarding the death of former Congressional Black Caucus founding member Louis B. Stokes: “Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are deeply saddened by the passing of one of our founding members Louis B. Stokes. “As the first African American to […]

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson receives award from Irving

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson honored by the City of Irving

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson was presented with the “Lifetime Infrastructure Champion Award” at the Irving Transportation & Water Summit, an event hosted by the City of Irving on Aug. 20. The Summit was attended by approximately 300 state officials, infrastructure administrators, business leaders and private citizens from throughout the state of Texas. “North Texas has […]

Ferguson police accused of intimidation tactics


FERGUSON, MO. – One year following the tragic killing of Michael Brown, with more and more people across the country acknowledging the systemic targeting of black communities by law enforcement, police officials in St. Louis and St. Louis County have made no progress. Even in the face of a stinging rebuke by the Department of […]

After criticism, HUD says it’s trying to give the boot to public housing families who earn too much money

image: hud.gov

The Department of Housing and Urban Development said Tuesday that in response to an unsparing audit by its watchdog, it’s urging public housing authorities across the country to kick out tenants who make too much money to qualify for government subsidies. “It may be legally acceptable, but it is morally unacceptable for people who could pay […]

Carmina Barnett Footerboard Ad