Entertainment

Film Review: Born to Be Blue

By Dwight Brown (NNPA News Wire Film Critic) “I did it my way…” No, Ethan Hawke doesn’t sing those lyrics in this faux bio/film about jazz great Chet Baker. But judging by his thoroughly convincing performance and writer/director Robert Budreau’s impressionistic screenplay and artsy direction, Read More

Featured

Darnell Earley Tells His Side

[PHOTO] Former Flint, Mich., Emergency Manager Darnell Earley recently spoke to the Black Press about the Flint water crisis. (Steve Carmody/Michigan Public Radio) By Keith A. Owens, Michigan Chronicle Senior Editor Retiring DPS Emergency Manager Darnell Earley has been caught in the crosshairs of withering criticism for Read More

Op-Ed

Advice: Ask Alma

By Alma Gill NNPA News Wire Columnist Dear Alma, I need advice about a terrible family situation that involves me and all of my siblings, and it’s breaking us apart. I am one of nine children. We were all born and raised in the South. Read More

Entertainment

Film Review: Eye In The Sky

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic What is the tolerance level for collateral damage during drone strikes? It’s been a topical subject for years, as the U.S. and other countries fight the war on terrorism from the air and not so much the Read More

Transportation

Car Review: 2016 Cadillac ATS-V

By Frank S. Washington NNPA News Wire Automobiles Columnist DETROIT – Apprehension came with the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V. It was winter, at least technically, and in these parts, that means snow. We had the coupe version of the car. But four doors or two doors Read More

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PRESS RELEASE: NNPA and NAHP Join Forces on Capitol Hill to Advocate for Greater Inclusivity in All Federal Government Advertising Spending

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 11, 2016 Contact: Claudette Perry at cperry@nnpa.org or Belzi Palencia at belzi@elmundous.com Strategic Alliance Between African American and Hispanic American Newspaper Publishers Supports Full Voting Rights and Statehood for DC, and a Request that Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton Will Ask the Read More

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Op-Ed

Advice: Ask Alma

By Alma Gill NNPA News Wire Columnist Dear Alma, My 59-year-old father may have conceived a child with his 28-year-old girlfriend. I say “may” because his girlfriend sleeps around, and everybody in town knows it. My father is raising this child as his own. He Read More

Op-Ed

Where is Today’s Madam C.J. Walker?

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA News Wire Columnist Women entrepreneurs have a powerful role model when they consider Madam C.J. Walker. One of our nation’s first female self-made millionaires, her story of combining herbs to develop and manufacture a hair pomade, of empowering tens of thousands Read More

National

D.C. Chess Club Changes Lives

By Sam P.K. Collins Special to the NNPA News Wire from AllEyesOnDC.com For young, Black men living in Washington, D.C., the game of chess provides an opportunity to develop critical thinking skills that prove essential in avoiding common pitfalls. It also allows them to revel Read More

Entertainment

Film Review: London Has Fallen

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic A good action-thriller movie keeps you tense, engaged and excited. A great action-thriller does all that and you still feel anxious long after you’ve left the theater. This sequel to the $161M-grossing Olympus Has Fallen, about a Read More