At the age of 33, Mayor Richard Thomas became the historic city’s youngest mayor and brought a lot of fresh ideas and quite a different perspective.

Mount Vernon’s Youngest Mayor Fighting City’s Oldest Problems

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “It’s been a battle ever since I’ve been in office. I’m a native son, born and raised and I wanted to come back to my city and give back. But this is how the old guard tried to jeopardize the future, they tried to kill it. We have to fix what’s broken and keep moving.” […read more]


To Be Equal: Triumphs and Tragedies of 2012

By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist   “I miss you baby girl. Sweet caramel princess. African American, Puerto Rican Canadian with a wee bit of Irish…We will honor your classmates you loved so dearly too. As well as the teachers and staff. Love wins.” — Nelba Read More