Closing the Opportunity and Achievement Gap for African American Students

April 25, 2019 

LAWT News Service 

 

The Los Angeles Unified Board of Education approved a resolution to help boost the academic achievement of African-American students. In Los Angeles Unified, black... Read more...

Lorraine Toussaint: Veteran Actress Talks ‘The Village’ and Brooklyn

April 25, 2019 

By Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D. 

NNPA Newswire Contributor 

 

Lorraine Toussaint has plans. The SAG award-winner and NAACP Image award nominee that has an acting career that spans... Read more...

Federal Marijuana Legalization Must Learn from California

April 25, 2019 

By Yvette McDowell 

Ten states, including California, and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana use for adults age 21 and older. Marijuana remains illegal on the federal level, though... Read more...

Is More Attention Finally Being Given to Missing Black Girls?

April 25, 2019 

By Stacy M. Brown 

NNPA Newswire Correspondent 

 

Minneapolis police have a located a 12-year-old girl who went missing last week.

 

Dejah McCondichie had... Read more...

Convictions of Two Upheld for Killing of Sheriff’s Department Employee

April 25, 2019  

By City News Service 

A state appeals court panel today upheld the convictions of two gang members for the Christmas Day 2012 killing of a civilian Sheriff's Department employee who was struck... Read more...

News

In Black and White: Key Findings of American’s View on Race in 2019

In Black and White: Key Findings of American’s View on Race in 2019

April 25, 2019  By Stacy M. Brown  NNPA Newswire Correspondent    New research has revealed that 78 percent of African Americans believe the country...

Read More...

Community

Renaming Ceremony for Obama Blvd. in L.A. Set for May 4

Renaming Ceremony for Obama Blvd. in L.A. Set for May 4

April 25, 2019  By City News Service    A May 4 ceremony to rename a South Los Angeles street in honor of former President Barack Obama will coincide...

Read More...

Sports News

New Film Chronicles Winningest H.S. Basketball Coach in History

New Film Chronicles Winningest H.S. Basketball Coach in History

April 25, 2019  By Stacy M. Brown  NNPA Newswire Correspondent    A place called Stop 6, an urban neighborhood of Ft. Worth, TX, was not known...

Read More...

Arts & Culture

Executive Producer Tracey Edmonds Brings Sexy Intrigue to BET’s ‘Games People Play’; It’s a lot of smoke and mirrors to relationships in Los Angeles

Executive Producer Tracey Edmonds Brings Sexy Intrigue to BET’s ‘Games People Play’; It’s a lot of smoke and mirrors to relationships in Los Angeles

April 25, 2019  By Lapacazo Sandoval  Contributing Writer    If you know anything about Black Hollywood’s history, then you know the powerhouse...

Read More...