National

Obama Continues to Disrespect the Black Press

By Akeya Dickson Washington Correspondent NNPA News Service ATLANTA (NNPA) – A panel discussion Thursday at the National Newspaper Publishers Association annual convention titled, “Get Out the Vote” should have been renamed, “Get Out the Anger” as Black newspaper owners expressed their strong displeasure over Read More

Entertainment

‘Obama Boy’ debuts YouTube video

[Politico] It was bound to happen: First, there was the Obama Girl, aka Amber Lee Ettinger, who turned heads in 2008 with her seductive YouTube videos in praise of then-Sen. Barack Obama. And, now, “Obama Boy.” Brooklyn-based Justin Brown, who describes himself on his Facebook page as a Read More

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National

Romney’s African American Appeal

By Cynthia Griffin Special to the NNPA from Our Weekly Newspaper Outreach seen as must California Republicans Tuesday overwhelmingly voted for Gov. Mitt Romney as their choice for the party’s presidential nominee. More than 1.1 million (or 79.6 percent) of votes cast went to the Read More

Business

American Families Are Poorer Than in 1989

[Businessweek.com]   The deterioration in American families’ wealth is even worse than you would know from this morning’s headlines about the Federal Reserve’s Survey of Consumer Finances (PDF). According to my calculations, the inflation-adjusted median net worth of American families was lower in 2010 than in 1989. Read More

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Technology

The Unmasking of Internet Trolls

[The Daily Mail] Cowardly internet ‘trolls’ who post vile abuse on Facebook and Twitter will be identified to their victims under laws unveiled today. Justice Secretary Ken Clarke wants to strip away the cloak of anonymity which shields website users who peddle lies and vicious smears. Internet Read More

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National

Robin Roberts Diagnosed With Rare Blood Disorder

[BET.com] (Courtesy: BET.com) Robin Roberts announced on Good Morning America that she has been diagnosed with a rare blood and bone marrow disorder called MDS, and will undergo a bone marrow transplant. Sadly, this news happens five years after she battled breast cancer. Speaking on Good Morning America and writing on her blog post, Roberts Read More