Stories from the latest issue:

NNPA President, Benjamin Chavis

As NNPA Prepares for 75th Anniversary: President Envisions Black Press as ‘Main Stream’

By Hazel Trice Edney ( Civil rights leader Benjamin Chavis, now president of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, says he envisions Black newspapers as becoming the “new mainstream” rather than an alternative press as it is often called. “The Black Press, I believe has an opportunity where it can make even more traction than it has in the past,” Chavis […]

January 1, 2015 · 0 comments ·
Barberr shop in Brooklyn, N.Y. "We cut heads."

Black Film Festival in New York

FILMS, DESCRIPTIONS & SCHEDULE Screenings will take place at the Walter Reade Theater (165 West 65th Street) and the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (144 West 65th Street) Black Journal Program USA, 1968, digital projection, approx. 70m The first nationally broadcast black newsmagazine, produced by William Greaves and hosted by Wali Saddiq and Greaves, was home to a who’s who of […]

December 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
National Institutes of Health photo.

Walking Fights Obesity

For big problems, like obesity in America, solutions can come in small steps like the “walking school bus.” Walking to school has always been good exercise for kids but now it’s not as safe as it once was. Parents throughout the United States are discovering if they lead walks to school and pick up kids along the way, walking to […]

December 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Kimetto Sets World Record in Berlin Marathon

Kimetto Sets World Record in Berlin Marathon

Kenyan marathoner Dennis Kipruto Kimetto broke the world record on Sunday in Berlin, covering the 26.2 mile course in a flame-throwing 2:02:57. Berlin’s flat course is the place to set marathon records. A year ago almost to the day, Wilson Kipsong, also of Kenya, set a world record of 2:03:23. Six of the last men’s marathon records have been set […]

October 3, 2014 · Comments are Disabled ·
A. Peter Bailey

The “Mainstream” Press Protects Chicken Hawks

by A. Peter Bailey ( Once again the American press is allowing chicken hawks and armchair warriors to rant about the U.S. going to war in the Middle East without asking them one very basic question. That question is whether a single son, grandson, brother, sister, niece, or nephew of the trash-talking warmongers will actually fight to defend the national security […]

October 3, 2014 · Comments are Disabled ·

Want Black Bucks? Use Social Media

by Burney Simpson Staff Writer The buying power of African Americans has reached $1 trillion, and could grow to $1.3 trillion in the next few years, according to the The African American Consumer 2014 Report, which was recently released by Nielsen and Essence magazine at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 44th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. The survey found […]

October 3, 2014 · Comments are Disabled ·
Blackphone is Considered One of the Top Trends of 2014

Blackphone is Considered One of the Top Trends of 2014

by Frederick H. Lowe Staff Writer One of the 10 top trends for 2014 is not the Apple iPhone 6, but the Blackphone which encrypts email messages among other things, according to the recently completed Online News Association Conference & Awards Banquet in Chicago. The Blackphone, which was discussed during a standing-room-only presentation titled “10 Tech Trends in Journalism” enables […]

October 3, 2014 · Comments are Disabled ·
Uncle Tom Was No Tom

Uncle Tom Was No Tom

  Although Uncle Tom is one of the worst names one black person can call another, you will change your mind after visiting the Uncle Tom’s Historic Site in Dresden, Ontario, Canada, near Detroit. Josiah Henson, the model for Uncle Tom in Harriet Beecher’s Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” was a conductor on the Underground Railroad. He also led the building […]

July 5, 2013 · 0 comments ·
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Abraham Doras Shadd

Ontario Museum Will Host 14th John Brown Festival

  The Chatham-Kent Black Mecca Museum will hold its 14th Annual John Brown Festival May 3-4 in Chatham, Ontario, Canada, 48 miles from Detroit. Chatham-Kent was the place free black people and escaped slaves fled before the Civil War in order to be out of the reach of slave catchers. Free blacks feared slave catchers would arrest them and place […]

March 12, 2013 · 0 comments ·
Hans J. Massaquoi

Hans J. Massaquoi Dies

  Former Ebony magazine managing editor wrote about growing up black in Nazi Germany by Frederick H. Lowe Hans J. Massaquoi, retired managing editor of Ebony magazine, who wrote one of the groundbreaking books of the decade, has died. Massquoi was author of Destined To Witness: Growing Up Black In Nazi Germany, a memoir that explored an ignored subject associated […]

January 29, 2013 · 0 comments ·