Op-Ed

CDC Locks Out Black Providers

By Phil Wilson NNPA Columnist On March 19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded $115 million over five years to 21 organizations to provide technical assistance (TA) and capacity building to health departments, AIDS service organizations (ASOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) implementing Read More

Op-Ed

End the NCAA’s Plantation Economics

By Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. NNPA Columnist   “It cannot be said that the employed scholarship players are ‘primarily students.’” With that statement, a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board last week accepted a petition by Northwestern football players that they were employees Read More

Op-Ed

A Liberal Dose of Intolerance

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   Our nation is about to commemorate the 46th anniversary of the assassination of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (April 4, 1968).  He gave his life so that we could fully participate in all that America has to offer. Since Read More

Op-Ed

Ask Alma

By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   To Tell or Not to Tell Hi, Alma, The mom of one of my 10-year-old daughter’s friends confided in me that her husband had been physically and verbally abusive to her several times. (Unfortunately, as many people do in Read More

Politics

Punished For Life

Gov. Rick Scott’s restrictive rules regarding restoration of ex-offenders’ civil rights prevent 23 percent of voting-age Black Floridians from voting Special to the NNPA from The Florida Courier TALLAHASSEE – Faith leaders and ex-felons marched to the Florida Capitol on Wednesday, calling for Gov. Rick Read More

Health

How to Take Yoga Off Your Mat

by Roz Edward Special to the NNPA from the Atlanta Daily World “The mastery of yoga,” says T.K.V. Desikachar, “must not be measured simply by the ability to master the techniques of yoga like asana and pranayama, but by how it influences our day-to-day living, how it enhances Read More

Business

Blacks Locked Out of Housing Market

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As the housing market recovers a new report by the Urban Institute shows that Black borrowers “have been disproportionately shut out of the market.” According to the report titled, “Where Have All the Loans Gone? The Read More

Entertainment

Film Review: Cesar Chavez

by Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic Few movies can be billed as “important” or “historic” before they are even released. But this bio-film about the life and times of labor rights activist and organizer Cesar Chavez deserves those accolades. He is an iconic American hero Read More