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Darnell Earley Tells His Side

[PHOTO] Former Flint, Mich., Emergency Manager Darnell Earley recently spoke to the Black Press about the Flint water crisis. (Steve Carmody/Michigan Public Radio) By Keith A. Owens, Michigan Chronicle Senior Editor Retiring DPS Emergency Manager Darnell Earley has been caught in the crosshairs of withering criticism for Read More

Entertainment

Film Review: Eye In The Sky

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic What is the tolerance level for collateral damage during drone strikes? It’s been a topical subject for years, as the U.S. and other countries fight the war on terrorism from the air and not so much the Read More

Entertainment

Film Review: London Has Fallen

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic A good action-thriller movie keeps you tense, engaged and excited. A great action-thriller does all that and you still feel anxious long after you’ve left the theater. This sequel to the $161M-grossing Olympus Has Fallen, about a Read More

Entertainment

Film Review: Race

By Dwight Brown, NNPA News Wire Film Critic “On the track, there is no Black and White, just fast and slow. For those 10 seconds you are free,” says Jesse Owens (Stephan James) in this very moving and inspiring bio/sports movie that captures the essence of Read More

Entertainment

Movie Review: Deadpool

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic “I’m super, but I’m not a superhero,” clarifies Deadpool, a petulant mutate. Yes, he has mighty powers, but no pretense about being a nice guy. If there is ever an Avengers Hall of Fame, he’ll never get Read More

Entertainment

Movie Review: Ride Along 2

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic Too soon. As the opening credits start to roll, you wonder why the producers didn’t’ give moviegoers a real break between “Ride Along” (2014) and “Ride Along 2” (2016). Two years is not enough time to make Read More

Transportation

Car Review: 2016 Mazda6

By Frank S. Washington NNPA News Wire Cars Columnist DETROIT – It is near impossible not to like a Mazda, in this case the automaker’s flagship sedan, the Mazda6. Swept lines and smoother curves gave the car a take a second look design. Many noted Read More

Entertainment

The Best Films of 2015

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic Movies have become a great comfort in what has been a tumultuous year. They’ve entertained us. Made us laugh, feel courageous, scared, romantic and educated us too. It’s a perfect time to reflect on the films, performances Read More

Politics

Obama Lauds Black Women at CBC Dinner

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – During his speech at the 45th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) Phoenix Awards Dinner, President Barack Obama celebrated the critical role that Black women have played in “every great movement in American history” and pledged to Read More

National

NNPA Black Press Honors Black Leaders

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – At a reception during the 45th Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference, the National Newspaper Publishers Association honored five Black luminaries with its Leadership Awards. The awards are given to those who have demonstrated Read More