National

10 Years After Katrina

NEW ORLEANS (New York Times) — It is a wonder that any of it is here at all: The scattered faithful gathering into Beulah Land Baptist Church on a Sunday morning in the Lower Ninth Ward. The men on stoops in Mid-City swapping gossip in Read More

Entertainment

Williams and O’Reilly Cases Diverge

DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Two prominent television personalities are accused within weeks of each other of misrepresenting their wartime reporting experiences in ways that made those experiences seem more dangerous than they actually were. That’s what Brian Williams and Bill Read More

National

Judge grants new trial for ex-New Orleans police officers convicted in notorious Danziger Bridge slayings after Hurricane Katrina

[THE TIMES-PICAYUNE] Citing the “grotesque” misconduct of federal prosecutors, a judge on Tuesday granted a new trial for five former New Orleans Police Departmentofficers convicted in the deadly shootings at the Danziger Bridge after Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent cover-up. In a 129-page order that strongly Read More

Business

NAACP Signs Agreement with FEMA

FEMA’s Craig Fugate and the NAACP’s Ben Jealous shake hands after signing a memorandum of understanding. (PHOTO: DUANE C. FERNANDEZ, SR./HARDNOTTS PHOTOGRAPHY) by James Harper Special to the NNPA from the Florida Courier Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans and other areas along America’s Gulf Coast, Read More

National

African Americans Disproportionately Affected by Disasters

by Stacy M. Brown Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer The tornado which devastated an Oklahoma town last month has once again sparked debate about emergency preparedness, particularly in the African American community where disaster readiness hasn’t always been a priority. “We’ve seen Read More

No Picture
Op-Ed

Boehner: Intemperate, Ignorant and Out of Control

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   Congressman John Boehner was re-elected speaker of the House of Representatives with a narrow vote.  Needing 218 votes, he barely clinched it with 220.  His narrow vote reflects the fact that no Democrat would vote for him and that Read More