The only way Black boys will learn to be Black men is that they must be taught by Black men. (Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA)

COMMENTARY: Black Boys Need Rites of Passage Programs in 2019 Across the Country

NNPA NEWSWIRE — There are Black role models in the communities and the Black media has a responsibility to tell positive and powerful stories of Black men and women who are making a positive difference every day. The emphasis for Black men is to bring attention on the necessity for mentors, to help Black boys narrow the achievement gap in the country. […read more]


Health Screenings Vital to Black Men

African-Americans More Prone to Prostate Cancer by Stacy M. Brown Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper It’s an occurrence that Maryland’s Dr. Sanford Siegel has seen all too often. The longtime physician, president and CEO of Chesapeake Urology Associates, the largest urology practice Read More


Now or Never for Young Men of Color

By Henrie Treadwell NNPA Guest Columnist   According to Bureau of Justice Statistics figures analyzed by the Sentencing Project, the number of people incarcerated in state and federal prisons reached 1,483,900 in 2012. In addition, there were 744,500 people in local jails, a total incarcerated Read More


Suffering In Silence

The stigma associated with mental illness, mistrust of the health care system, and fear of ‘putting my business in the street’ are some of the factors preventing Black Americans from getting the help they need. by Jenise Griffin Morgan Special to the NNPA from The Read More


The Crisis of Black Males is a National Problem

David Banks, president of the Eagle Academy Foundation based in New York City, N.Y. (Freddie Allen/NNPA News Wire) by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The failure to invest in Black males threatens America’s real-world economic future and national security, experts say. “We Read More