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18th annual Larry Tutson, Jr. Toy Giveaway adapts and delivers

By David Wilfong NDG Contrinuting Writer The drum set at R.L. Griffon’s Blues Palace II hasn’t made a sound since March. The popular music venue is...

Sen. Merkley co-sponsors bill to close ‘Slavery Loophole’ in 13th amendment

The Skanner Oregon’s U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley and U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-MO) introduced the Abolition Amendment, which would strike the “punishment clause” of...

President-Elect Biden announces key members of health team

WASHINGTON – President-elect Joe Biden announced key nominations and appointments of his health team, including Xavier Becerra, Secretary of Health and Human Services; Dr....

A road map to relieving America’s $1.7 trillion student debt

By Charlene Crowell Although the year 2020 has been dominated by continuing news coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic’s rising death toll that has now claimed...

Continuing the legacy of community giving

By Jacquinette D. Murphy NDG Special Contributor Continuing its 39 year legacy of caring for the community, the Helping Hand Outreach ministry of the Full Gospel...

Will the Black community get shut out from COVID vaccination?

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Senior National Correspondent The first wave of coronavirus vaccines should reach the public this week, with the Centers for Disease Control and...

President-Elect Biden names all-women senior communications staff

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Senior National Correspondent It isn’t often a politician running for office keeps his campaign promise. Since defeating Donald Trump, Joe Biden has so...

All eyes on Georgia

By Ray Curry Secretary-Treasurer, UAW These days, like the old Ray Charles song says, I’ve got Georgia on My Mind. We should all be thinking of...

Women Assisting Women: Trucks and Blue Christmas

On two consecutive Saturdays, the Irving-Carrollton NAACP, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, held both a virtual event  and an in-person event...

DHA’s Opportunity Rising announces scholarships for 10 high school students

Opportunity Rising, the education foundation for DHA, Housing Solutions for North Texas, awarded 10 students with college scholarships during the DHA Board of Commissioners...

Council Member Carolyn King Arnold issues statement on recent rash of crime

Council Member Carolyn King Arnold issues the following statement about the recent rash of crime in District 4: “I am concerned with the escalation of...

‘How Did 12 Percent of Black Men vote for Trump?’

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Senior National Correspondent Juan Williams posited that he’s a Black man born in a Latin country and grew up in a Spanish-speaking...

South Dallas toy drive revs up for 17th year in honor of Larry Tutson, Jr.

The Larry Tutson, Jr. Foundation’s annual toy drive and give-away began to honor of a man who lost his life while helping a dear...

New study suggests COVID patients more susceptible to mental illness

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Senior National Correspondent Medical and scientific experts have sounded the alarm, wanting people to understand that COVID is not the flu or...

Let the People be heard

By Defender News Services Voters weigh in on what the results of the election mean for Black America. “That all this ‘this is not who we...

The future of Education is at stake in the 2020 Election

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Senior National Correspondent Dr. Naomi Johnson Booker, the founder of the Philadelphia-based charter school management corporation, Global Academies, is adamant about the...

RNC skewered after tweeting Trump’s ‘Outer Space’ second term priorities

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Senior National Correspondent As the pandemic worsens with more than 70,000 new cases each day, unemployment numbers rising, and small businesses routinely...

My Plan to Lift Every Voice in Black America

By Joe Biden There is injustice in America. There is discrimination. There is a legacy of racism and inequality that lives still in our institutions,...

Souls to the Polls: An Early Voting event with social distancing

At a time when disenfranchisement, voter suppression and voter intimidation are once again threats to democratic rights, DFW Metro Justice & Equality launched an...

Nearly Dying to Vote

By Allen R. Gray NDG Contributing Writer Throughout history, the devices used to inspire Blacks to shake off their apathetic ways and vote have been a...