National

U.S. Mayors Say Ferguson Could Happen To Us

(Politico) – The leaders of America’s cities have serious concerns about race relations, minority communities and policing issues as the nation approaches the one-year anniversary of last year’s unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, a POLITICO Magazine survey finds. And urban public schools—widely identified by experts as the key Read More

Entertainment

Film Review: ‘Lila & Eve’

  By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic “When our child is killed we feel guilt. We feel like failures,” says the leader of a women’s group devoted to mothers whose children have been murdered.  “Get to acceptance, so you can get on with life.” Those Read More

National

Few Blacks Elected State Prosecutors

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Of the 46 states that elect prosecutors, more than half – 27 – have no known African Americans, according to a report by the Women Donors Network, an organization of progressive women philanthropists and advocates, which Read More

Entertainment

Film Review: ‘Tap World’

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic At one point in this sweet gem of a documentary, two tap dancers from different parts of the world define the joy and philosophy of tap dancing: “Dance to express, not to impress,” says Chloe Arnold of the U.S. Read More

National

Summer Tips

By Denise Hooks-Anderson, M.D. Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American Nothing says summer like flip-flops, bathing suits, ice-cream cones and concerts in the park.  After Spring Break, kids along with teachers and administrators start the countdown to summer vacation. In contrast, parents Read More