Entertainment

Reel-ality TV Talk

  By Marquesa LaDawn NNPA Columnist   In the Braxtons’ world…I’m wondering why Traci is begging her very young son to not get married? Hear me out, I’m not saying he should be married, I agree he’s too young. I’m thinking, at the tender age […read more]

Op-Ed

GOP’s Raging Intra-Party War

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist   The August 6th Fox News-sponsored, two-tiered debate of the GOP presidential primary candidates has shown anew the Republican Party’s continuing to explore different ways a political party can self-destruct. Two developments of last week have underscored that the […read more]

Op-Ed

Ask Alma

By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   The Mother Ghost Dear Alma, I have a friend and we’ve known each other most of our lives. We’ve spent many years together going on family vacations, dealing with marriages and divorce. We had children around the same time […read more]

Politics

Graham Says Trump is Inflicting Permanent Damage on GOP, Urges Party Leaders to Stop ‘Tiptoeing’

Philip Rucker, THE WASHINGTON POST   WASHINGTON (The Washington Post) — Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) said Saturday that fellow presidential candidate Donald Trump’s derogatory commentary has begun inflicting permanent and possibly fatal damage to the Republican Party brand and urged GOP leaders to stop “tiptoeing” around the billionaire […read more]

Entertainment

Reel-ality TV Talk

By Marquesa LaDawn NNPA Columnist   In the Braxton’s world, things are looking up. After heated arguments, a reality check from King TD Jakes, some internal reflection, the sisters are getting along. But that doesn’t mean they are boring; they couldn’t be if they tried. […read more]

Op-Ed

I Am Sandra Bland

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   Had I ever met Sandra Bland, I am sure I would have liked her. She is described as an advocate for justice who had embraced her purpose to fight racism. She is described as a sister who knew her […read more]

Op-Ed

Fight to Exonerate Marcus Garvey

By Ron Daniels NNPA Columnist   August 17 will mark the 128th birthday of Marcus Mosiah Garvey, the visionary Jamaican-born leader who built the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL) into the largest mass movement for liberation in the history of Africans […read more]

Entertainment

Russell Simmons Inks Overall Deal with HBO

Elizabeth Wagmeister, VARIETY   (Variety) — Russell Simmons has inked an overall first-look production and development deal with HBO, the premium cabler announced Thursday. Under the pact with Simmons’ new-media company All Def Digital, he and his team will create and develop television projects for the network. Simmons […read more]

Op-Ed

Ask Alma

By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist     Husband Doesn’t Defend Wife  Dear Alma, My husband accidently dialed my cell phone number and I heard him and his friend talking about me. His friend was saying that I talk about my husband behind his back and […read more]

Op-Ed

Ask Alma

By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   A Niece with Sticky Fingers Dear Alma,  About six months ago, my sister moved back to our hometown with her daughter, who is 10 years old. They don’t live that far from me, its walking distance. I recently noticed […read more]

Entertainment

Bobbi Kristina Brown Dies at 22

  DULUTH, Ga. (ETOnline.com) — Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of late music legend Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, died on July 26, surrounded by her family, at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia. She was 22. “She is finally at peace in the arms of […read more]

Entertainment

Reel-ality TV Talk

By Marquesa LaDawn NNPA Columnist   Autumn Veatch, the 16-year-old young lady who survived extreme odds when her grandparents’ small plane crashed last week en route from Montana to Washington state, credits reality TV with saving her life. Unfortunately, her grandparents didn’t make it. Autumn […read more]