KC Bishop Finn Under Vatican Investigation

RACHEL ZOLL, AP Religion Writer The Vatican is investigating Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City, Missouri, two years after he was convicted of failing to report suspected abuse. Finn was notified of the investigation by the papal ambassador in Washington and has “cooperated with the Read More


Health Screenings Vital to Black Men

African-Americans More Prone to Prostate Cancer by Stacy M. Brown Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper It’s an occurrence that Maryland’s Dr. Sanford Siegel has seen all too often. The longtime physician, president and CEO of Chesapeake Urology Associates, the largest urology practice Read More

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Two Faces of Racism

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist What was Alessandra Stanley, the longtime television critic of the New York Times, thinking that caused her in that now-infamous article to mis-label Shonda Rhimes, the television hit maker, as the paragon of the “Angry Black Woman” and traffick in Read More


Kansas Fires Charlie Weis

Jake Trotter, ESPN   LAWRENCE, Kan. (—After he won only one Big 12 game during his tenure at Kansas, the Jayhawks have fired head coach Charlie Weis. He was in the third year of a five-year contract. Defensive coordinator Clint Bowen will take over as interim Read More


Drones for Moviemaking Win FAA Approval

JOAN LOWY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The government granted six movie and television production companies permission to use drones for filming, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Thursday. Dozens of other industries are Read More


Movie Review: The Equalizer

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic The last time they worked together, Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua conjured up Training Day. That collaboration won Washington an Academy Award for Best Actor, and it was the only time in Oscar history that a Black man won Read More