National

Ben Crump: NNPA Newsmaker of the Year

  By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Benjamin Crump, the lawyer who skyrocketed to national prominence by representing the family of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teenager who was followed, confronted and shot to death by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla., Read More

Op-Ed

Is Democracy Overrated?

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist   Long before China and India became the economic wonders of Asia, there was Singapore, a small, diverse country with no natural resources that took the audacious step of breaking away from the Malaysian federation in 1965 to become an Read More

Op-Ed

Free Speech Hypocrisy

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist         This winter the media’s been ablaze with stories about racist, homophobic and sexist slurs being hurled this way and that by college students and other adults. Revealingly, those that have captured the most attention all Read More

Op-Ed

Ask Alma

By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   Marrying my Fiancé Children Dear Alma, I’m getting married in two months and the mother of his children is giving me hell. One day she says the kids (ages 6 and 12) can be in the wedding and the Read More

Entertainment

Two More Cosby Accusers Come Forward

Maria Puente, USA TODAY (USA Today)—Crusading women’s-rights attorney Gloria Allred on Friday introduced two more women who say Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them. And Allred promised there would be more women going public with similar stories. Allred already represents a half-dozen of more than 30 Read More

World

CARICOM Science Delegation to Visit Cuba

  ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (Caribbean News Now)—A Caribbean Community (CARICOM) science delegation is to visit Cuba in an effort to strengthen technology links between the region and its Spanish speaking neighbour. The delegation will be headed by Professor Harold Ramkissoon, chairman of CARICOM Science, Technology Read More

Entertainment

Viola Davis, Catalina Sandino Moreno to Star in Courtroom Drama ‘Custody’Viola Davis, Catalina Sandino Moreno to Star in Courtroom Drama ‘Custody’

  (The Wrap) – Two-time Oscar nominee Viola Davis is attached to star in the courtroom drama “Custody,” multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. “Into the Woods” author James Lapine wrote and will direct the indie film, which will co-star another Oscar nominee — Catalina Sandino Read More

Entertainment

Film Review: ‘Get Hard’

  By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic Pairing Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell is like mixing gasoline and fire. You know there’s going to be an uncontrollable explosion. Though Get Hard’s paint-by-numbers script is merely serviceable, and screen writer/turned director Etan Cohen (Tropic Thunder) hasn’t a Read More

Entertainment

Film Review: ‘The Gunman’

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic Sean Penn takes a page out of the Liam Neeson book of machismo in this sterile international thriller about a Special Forces soldier-turned-assassin who commits a crime he can’t live with. There’s one key difference between the two actors’ Read More