If Kerry Washington’s Pregnancy Is Written Into Scandal, Who Should Be Olivia Pope’s Baby Daddy?!

[E! Online] Kerry Washington is pregnant. Which is not so scandalous on account of she’s a married woman and there have been rumors swirling for months that she might maybe is probably pregnant. Olivia Pope may or may not be pregnant. Sources say it’s “unlikely” Kerry’s Read More


Marvin Gaye’s Children Sue Over ‘Blurred Lines’

by ANTHONY McCARTNEY, AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two of Marvin Gaye’s children sued Robin Thicke and his collaborators on the hit song “Blurred Lines” on Wednesday, accusing them of copyright infringement and alleging music company EMI failed to protect their father’s legacy. Read More


Many High School Athletes at Greater Concussion Risk Than College Counterparts: Report

[CBS News] The Institute of Medicine and National Research Council report that in many sports, high school athletes have a higher risk of getting a concussion than college players. In a joint report published on Oct. 30 by the research organizations, a panel of medical experts found Read More


Congress Begins Talks on Food Stamps, Farm Aid

MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate negotiators have begun talks on crafting a compromise farm bill, including cuts to the food stamp program. The talks opened Wednesday afternoon, just two days before food stamp recipients will see a separate, unrelated Read More


Settlement Ends Suits Over Ala Immigration Law

by JAY REEVES, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The state of Alabama agreed Tuesday to settle the remaining challenges over its toughest-in-the-nation crackdown against illegal immigration, which has mostly been gutted by federal court decisions. The state and the American Civil Liberties Union filed Read More

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Look Who’s ‘Lazy’ and ‘Crazy’

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Voter suppression is alive and well, especially in the state of North Carolina, where a Republican official, Don Yelton, proved himself to be at best intellectually limited, and at worse, downright crazy. While discussing North Carolina’s new voter ID law, Read More


To Be Equal: Don’t Repeat the Shutdown

By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist “Extremes to the right and to the left of any political dispute are always wrong.” –        Dwight D. Eisenhower After 16 days of a costly and unnecessary government shutdown, America is open for business again. More than 800,000 furloughed Read More


Bullying Does Not Lead to Suicide

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   Hardly a week goes by when there is not a tragic story of a teenager committing suicide.  Tragic as these deaths are, there is absolutely no causation between bullying and suicide.  The media’s simplistic and sensational coverage of these Read More