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Jesse Jackson honored for helping end apartheid

Human rights activist Jesse L. Jackson has been presented the Companions of O.R. Tambo Award, the highest award a non-South African can receive, for his extensive efforts to help end apartheid in the country.

Rand Paul relies on past in hopes of Black votes

Rand Paul, the conservative Republican senator from Kentucky, tried last week to pave the way for Blacks to vote for Republicans in the future by extolling the GOP’s accomplishments of the past.

The road to parity: Urban League reports Blacks are slipping

Blacks have fallen behind in their efforts to reach parity with Whites in several key areas since 2010, according to the National Urban League’s new State of Black America report.

Black organizations ask for budget restoration

Austin (TPA) - Considering the expanding economic success of the state of Texas, African American interest groups from the civil rights, business and education communities are speaking with one voice in their request that the Texas House of Representatives fully ...

Warring with the War on Drugs

WASHINGTON (NNPA) - Ron Daniels, president of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century, declared a war on the War on Drugs last week, saying it is time to end the failed public policy.

Blacks and same-sex marriage

(NNPA) Rev. Amos Brown, pastor of the Third Baptist Church of San Francisco, and Rev. Anthony Evans, president of the National Black Church Initiative in Washington, D.C., are brothers of the cloth. Though they share a love for Christ and ...

Budget pressures lead to less incarceration of Black youth

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Dwindling state budgets have had an unintended positive effect – prompting states to reduce the number of juveniles arrested and detained, according to a new report by the Justice Policy Institute. JPI, a nonprofit group that advocates ...

‘Being White’ story draws backlash

(NNPA) The hot button topic of race became a subject of hot debate this week in Philadelphia, with the article “Being White in Philly” by Philadelphia Magazine’s writer-at-large Robert Huber. The story, told solely from a white point of view, ...

Sexual assault remains silent epidemic

It is not talked about much within the African American community – the sexual abuse of women.

Black Press honors outstanding leadership

WASHINGTON - White House adviser Valerie Jarrett has been named the National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation's "Newsmaker of the Year."

Black Press continues to serve special role

WASHINGTON - Like its White counterpart, Black newspapers must adjust to a rapidly changing digital age. But unlike White newspapers, the Black Press continues to play a valuable and unique role in the African American community, panelists said at a ...

Former North Carolina governor stands up for justice

WASHINGTON - They were Southern governors who shared the same last name - Perdue - but took different approaches in two high-profile race-sensitive cases. Despite a direct appeal from Pope Benedict XVI, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue did not spare Troy ...

Magic 'Aspires' to offer channel for Black families

As the crowd counted down, Earvin "Magic" Johnson pulled a large silver lever jutting from a box labeled "ASPiRE." With that, his new cable network went live.