The wave of incidents documented was not new — but the media attention on such stories along with the responses that have followed signals a cultural shift that’s likely to last for years to come. (Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA)(Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA)

LOOKING BACK: In 2018, “Living While Black” Stories Exploded on Social and Mainstream Media

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The national political environment has become contentious with President Trump’s relentless focus on vilifying and stereotyping minorities, particularly Mexican immigrants, while at the same time failing to quickly and affirmatively denounce racism and xenophobia. […read more]

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Cyber Child Abuse

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist I was strolling down a very busy Broadway in New York City a couple of weeks ago.  It was a very nice Saturday and it seemed like everyone was out walking and shopping.  In front of me was a Read More


The Cell Phone Turns 40. What’s Next?

[BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK] April 3, 2013, marks the 40th anniversary of the first call made from a handheld cell phone. But mobile communication had been around for a while. During World War II, soldiers used two-way radio transceivers (walkie-talkies) to communicate from the front line. Check Read More