National

President Obama to Republicans: This Seat’s Taken

Following the Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Clint Eastwood’s speeches during the 2012 Republican National Convention last night, President Barack Obama sent out a tweet from his Twitter account (@BarackObama) that caused a lot of attention. During his speech to the RNC audience, Eastwood Read More

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National

New Miss Black USA ‘Ready’ for the Future

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) –Thirty young, Black women shimmering platinum and white evening gowns, silver, sapphires and dandelion yellows, rubies lit the Theater of Performing Arts at the University of the District of Columbia. They prayed through perfect pageant smiles thinking: Read More

National

D.C. Students Being Paid for Summer School

[Washington Examiner] The District is paying 305 students with poor academic and behavioral records to attend summer school, The Washington Examiner has learned. The rising ninth-graders are earning $5.25 an hour to participate in the “Summer Bridge” program, which targets students identified by D.C. Public Schools as Read More

Entertainment

Kim Kardashian Divorce Drags On

[ABCNews] Looks like Kim Kardashian’s divorce won’t be finalized any time soon; attorneys for her estranged husband want to interview the reality star’s mom and current boyfriend, Kanye West, before setting a trial date. An attorney for NBA star Kris Humphries told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Read More

Entertainment

Bobby Brown Checks Into Rehab

[BET] Bobby Brown has openly dealt with alcohol and drug abuse for years. After much struggle, the former New Edition singer has admitted himself to rehab to tackle his alcohol addiction, according to TMZ. A source close to the singer told the celebrity gossip site that Read More

Entertainment

Drake Pursues High School Diploma

[BET] As one of hip hop’s biggest stars of the past few years, Drake has a growing list of accolades to his name. But there’s still one distinction that has eluded the 25-year-old: His high school diploma. A child actor on popular Canadian teen series Degrassi: The Next Read More

Sports

Meet The Black Athletes of Team USA

Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper Women’s Basketball Seimone Augustus, age 28, studied at Louisiana State University http://www.london2012.com/athlete/augustus-seimone-1133206/ Swin Cash, age 32, studied at University of Connecticut http://www.london2012.com/athlete/cash-swin-1133425/ Tamika Catchings, age 33, studied at University of Tennessee http://www.london2012.com/athlete/catchings-tamika-1133428/ Tina Charles, age 23, studied Read More

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Politics

Bachmann’s Claims Outrageous

by Harry Colbert, Jr. Special to the NNPA from The Insight News Pictured: (Left to Right) U.S. Representative Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) and U.S. Representative Keith Ellison Rep. Keith Ellison said he is perplexed by accusations being made by another Minnesota lawmaker that he has ties to Islamic Read More

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National

The Changing Face of U Street

The Changing Face of U Street Demographic Shifts, Construction Impacts Black Businesses by Krishana Davis Special to the AFRO A Pinz-N-Needlez tattoo artist tattoos the lower back of a client. (AFROPhoto/KrishanaDavis)     It’s dusk on a summer Friday and a misty rain has slowed Read More