National

China-HBCU Exchange Program Launched

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In an effort to develop the next generation of global leaders, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, joined, Perfect World, the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) and domestic groups focused on building ties between Read More

Technology

Google’s Gmail Blocked in China

  (Reuters) – Google Inc’s Gmail was blocked in China after months of disruptions to the world’s biggest email service, with an anti-censorship advocate suggesting the Great Firewall was to blame. Large numbers of Gmail Web addresses were cut off in China on Friday, said GreatFire.org, a China-based freedom of speech Read More

Entertainment

Movie Review: ‘Selma’

  By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic R.I.P. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Your story has been told. Your legacy passed on. Your strategies for non-violent demonstrations shared. Your ability to change hearts, minds, and laws has been well-documented.  Selma, in the most inspiring way, relays Read More

Op-Ed

2014 Lies of the Year

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist   There are critical similarities between the furious controversy in the fall about the Ebola crisis in the U.S. – that never materialized – and that which has followed the heinous murder  of two New York City police officers Read More

Sports

NFL Black Monday Tracker 2014

Chris Burke and Doug Farrar, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED   (SportsIllustrated.com)—Black Monday is here. Which coaches and GMs will get their walking papers with the 2014 season in the books? Find all the latest updates on firings below. Bears Fire: head coach Marc Trestman, GM Phil Emery • Tale Read More

Sports

Sources: Blatt Not Reaching Cavs

Brian Windhorst and Marc Stein, ESPN   (ESPN.com)—There is a growing level of worry within the Cleveland Cavaliers’ organization about first-year coach David Blatt and his ability to reach this team, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that there is rising concern in team circles Read More