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With Five Years at the NAACP, Ben Jealous Strikes a Distinct Tone

Benjamin Todd Jealous has charted a course focused on voting rights, capital punishment and marriage equality. By  Jonathan P. Hicks It has been five years since Benjamin...

California Anti-Tobacco Advocates Urge FDA to Ban Menthol in Cigarettes as Part of World...

(Oakland, Calif. - May 30, 2013) In observance of World No Tobacco Day, African American anti-tobacco advocates in California and across the country are calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ban menthol in cigarettes and...

Black Teen Birth Rate Falls 60 Percent in 10 Years

By Maya Rhodan WASHINGTON (NNPA) –  A new report by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention shows that the teen birth rate for African...

International Natural Hair Meetup Day

          Many remember, and possibly tried to forget, the years when natural hair in the African-American community was the norm.  Decades have passed since the...

Zimmerman’s Team will Seek to Discredit Trayvon Martin

  George Curry - NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Whether George Zimmerman goes on trial as scheduled June 10 for killing Trayvon Martin or he gets...