Black History

First Black Astronaut Robert H. Lawrence Jr. Remains a Forgotten Pioneer

By Erick Johnson (Chicago Crusader/NNPA Member) Two historic events that changed America occurred 50 years ago. While many will remember the 50th anniversary of the failed Apollo 1 space flight, an equally historic event that affected Black America remains largely forgotten. The 50th anniversary of Read More


NBC Snubs Cosby During TV Special

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) He’s back. At least on social media. Perhaps buoyed by several recent – and scarcely reported court victories and even a measure of improving health – legendary comedian Bill Cosby has returned to Twitter to celebrate Black History Read More