Proposed tobacco settlement excludes Black media

By George E. Curry, NNPA Editor-in-Chief: WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department and the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund have reached an agreement with the four major tobacco...

Breach at Target stores exposes holes in credit, debit system

BY SEAN SPOSITO ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION/MCT The criminals who cracked Target’s defenses, stealing debit and credit card information of as many as 40 million shoppers who swiped...

Al Jazeera America to Air Current Affairs Show With Kim Bondy

Al Jazeera America, the new American news channel that will launch later this year, announced Thursday that a one-hour current affairs magazine program called...

Alice Walker Writings Draw Fresh Attack from Anti-Defamation League

Alice Walker (Courtesy Photo/Facebook) The Anti-Defamation League on June 18 derided Pulitzer Prize-winning author and essayist Alice Walker over the “fervently anti-Jewish ideas” that they...

Black Writer Named to Second Term as the Nation’s Poet Laureate

African-American poet Natasha Trethewey has been reappointed to another term as Poet Laureate of the United States, “the nation’s official lightning rod for the...

Black Filmmakers to Carve Niche in South Florida’s Film Industry

FEC to meet minds on fostering Black movie presence Black filmmakers and TV producers will meet during a power packed session to discuss making their...

Judge Accused of Making Racial Comments Under Review

A council of federal judges in Washington will look into a misconduct complaint against a conservative judge who’s alleged to have made racially discriminatory...

Rep. Hank Johnson Helps Secure HBCU Funds

Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) has helped secure $5 million to increase funding for science research at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and minority...

Stop, Frisk and Swab: America’s DNA Database

Alonzo King American criminal justice entered a new era when the U.S. Supreme Court decided recently that law enforcement could take DNA samples from arrestees....

Craig Robinson Feature —“This Is the End”

SAN FRANCISCO – Comedian Craig Robinson, who audiences may best remember as Darryl Philbin, the warehouse manager on the long-running hit NBC TV show,...

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