It Will Take More than Obama’s Education Law to Save Black Children

By Lynette Monroe (NNPA/ESSA Program Assistant) Last week, late nights, family road trips, and endless leisure came to an abrupt halt as children across the country headed back to school. This year, however, there is something else that requires adjustment besides early mornings and evening Read More

Black History

PRESS ROOM: The NNPA Mourns the Loss of Dick Gregory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 20, 2017 Contact: Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., 202.588.8764 WASHINGTON—The National Newspaper Publishers Association released the following statement about the death of Dick Gregory: The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) deeply mourns the passing of freedom fighter Dick Gregory. Dick Read More


Ayanna Gregory Pays Homage to Father, Trailblazing Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory

by Ariel Medley Special to the NNPA from The Afro-American Newspaper “Daughter of the Struggle”, a one woman play about her life as one of 10 children growing up with Dick Gregory as her father, told through a series of recollections and songs. (Courtesy Photo) Read More


Dick Gregory: Spike Lee is a Punk and a Thug

Special to the NNPA from the Tri-State Defender DICK GREGORY (LEFT) AND SPIKE LEE Legendary social activist, comedian and author, Dick Gregory, has weighed in on the controversial Quentin Tarantino film, “Django Unchained,” and he did so in explosive fashion. In an interview posted to Read More