Smith, Leto, Hardy Suit Up for ‘Suicide Squad

  NEW YORK (AP) — Will Smith, Jared Leto and Tom Hardy are suiting up for DC Comics’ supervillain team-up film “Suicide Squad.” Warner Bros. confirmed the much anticipated casting of the film in an announcement Tuesday. Smith will star as Deadshot, Hardy will play Read More


No Limits

by James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times You know, it has been several years since I started writing this column and it has evolved into being a great source of humility and spiritual guidance for me. The blessing of this Read More


Movie Review: Top Five

  By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic Chris Rock recently hosted “Saturday Night Live.” During the show’s normal intro section, he did around 10 minutes of standup. One of the targets of his wicked humor was the new World Trade Center. He said he would Read More


White House Debated Ferguson Trip

  (Politico) – The White House debated sending President Barack Obama directly into riot-torn Ferguson, Missouri, to address the racially charged aftermath of the decision not to prosecute a police officer who killed an unarmed black man. But, according to three White House officials, the Read More


Another Police Homicide

by Nayaba Arinde and Herb Boyd Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American It was déjà vu all over again for Omowale Clay, the bullhorn in his hand as he marched behind Assemblyman-elect Charles Barron, who was at the front of demonstrators last Read More


The Two Minds of Obama

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist President Obama was right on the money in announcing his executive order on immigration. Contrary to the assertion of Republican demagogues, this is not a blanket amnesty, but does release more than 4 million non-criminals from the ever-present threat of Read More


Clergy Urge Limits on Payday Lending

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist More than 80 members of the clergy from 22 states, representing multiple denominations, converged on Capitol Hill from November 17-19 in a unified advocacy effort. Following two days of training that included discussions about the negative impact of payday lending Read More

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Callous Conservatives

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Some synonyms of the word “callous” are: heartless, unfeeling, unmerciful, cruel, and inhumane. A mid-November poll by the Gallup organization asking Americans their views on expanding access to healthcare proves that in some cases, one can add the adjective Read More

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Ask Alma

By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   Need to Move On Dear Alma, I have been with this person for six years, and we’ve had our up and downs, like any relationship. We are living apart but he still wants us to keep our friendship. I don’t, Read More


In Conversation: Chris Rock

Frank Rich, New York Magazine via VULTURE (Vulture.com)— The last time Frank Rich had a conversation with Chris Rock was in early 1996, when they and the 1950s teen heartthrob Pat Boone were thrown together in a New York television studio as panelists on Bill Read More