Kwanzaa celebration begins with Leimert Park parade

WAVE NEWSPAPERS — A parade, festival and dusk candle-lighting ceremony were some of the activities held Dec. 26 to mark the start of the seven-day African-American festival of Kwanzaa. […read more]

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Thanksgiving and other Myths

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Theoretically, Thanksgiving celebrates the breaking of bread between Native Americans and Pilgrims, who might have starved where it not for the generosity of those who first occupied this country.  This history is written as if were a moment of friendship Read More


Valerie Jarrett Named “Newsmaker of the Year”

by George Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) – White House adviser Valerie Jarrett has been named the National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation’s “Newsmaker of the Year.” Jarrett was presented the award last week during NNPAF’s annual Black Press Week celebration in Washington, D.C. Former North Read More