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California Gas Prices to Spike Even More with July 1 Tax Increase

By Tanu Henry, California Black Media “I really don’t understand how the price of gas can rise so drastically in California,” said a Black woman...

André De Shields Stars in ‘Hadestown’ on Broadway

Following two intertwining love stories — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — Hadestown invites audiences...

Twitter’s Blue Verification Mark: Does Platform Ignore Black Press and Embrace White Media?

While almost every white-owned media outlet carries the blue verification badge provided to Twitter users to recognize their credibility, authenticity, and public interest, the...

What Should You Do If Your Loved One Goes Missing?

“Children are detained and subject to further abuse,” Sherri Jefferson of the African American Juvenile Justice Project (AAJJP) told NNPA Newswire this week. In many cases, when a child goes missing, parents are told to delay reporting for 24 hours. Jefferson called such a delay a denial of justice that [could] lead to the death of those missing. “Police misinform or misuse information provided by the families to include an emphasis on depression, behavior or conduct disorders, and isolation,” Jefferson demanded. “These factors lessen the chance of defining the person as missing.” Ultimately, the missing person is viewed through the lens of voluntarily being absent or willfully not wanting to be located, Jefferson added. AAJJP officials also expressed concern about trafficking.

Why the 2020 Vote Matters More than Ever to African Americans

“Some had to pay fees. Some were tested. Many people died for that right. It is too important for us not to vote, and...