9/11 ‘Dust Lady,’ Marcy Borders, Dies of Cancer

NEW YORK (CBS Sports) — The photo of a young woman coated in dust and ash was one of the iconic images of September 11, 2001. Marcy Borders, then a 28-year-old legal assistant, became known as the “Dust Lady.” Now, nearly 14 years later, Borders Read More


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