Judge Relents, Mistrial Declared in Cosby Sex Assault Case

Saturday morning, Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O’Neill finally bent to the will of the jury and declared a mistrial in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case.

Lower 9th Ward Music Park Grand Opening

Last September, Lower 9th Ward Entrepreneur Burnell Cotlon opened the first laundry facility in the Lower 9 since Hurricane Katrina. At the end of June, Cotlon

Four African-Americans Chosen for Cosby Jury

After a third day of the jury selection process Bill Cosby criminal trial, all 12 jurors have been chosen. It was a day filled with high-drama and even several outbursts of laughter by the embattled comedian and others.

Flint Residents Still Suffering, Forgotten, Abandoned

Residents of Flint, Michigan have very little to celebrate, three years after the water crisis in the city made national headlines.

NAACP President Cornell Brooks Voted Out

Why did the NAACP’s national board vote to part ways with their president, Cornell William Brooks? Several longtime members contacted by the NNPA Newswire were shocked to hear the news.

AKA President, Lawmakers Condemn Racist Act at American University

A day after Taylor Dumpson, who is an African-American woman, was elected to be student body president at American University, nooses and bananas (some with the words “AKA Free”

Governor Criticizes Republican-Proposed Bill

Last Thursday, Gov. John Bel Edwards released the following statement on the House Republican Budget that decimates critical state services without regard

Central City Visitors Center to Launch May 5th

Ashé Cultural Arts Center (Ashé), its Board and Worldwide Travel Experiences (WTE), in partnership with the Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, Merchants and Business Association

The Black Press Shows Resilience of the Black Community

For 190 years, the Black Press has chronicled the spirit and resilience of the African-American community.

Tackling Childhood Hunger at Kipp Central City

On Thursday, April 7th, Dibia DREAM and Hyatt B.L.A.C.K partnered to raise awareness of childhood hunger. In the program, deemed Carrying Dreams Home, each child is given a DREAMpak

Congressional Black Caucus Meets with NAACP

Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02), the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, and other caucus members met with the National Newspaper Publication Association on Capital Hill.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee to Black Press: Trump has Endangered America

On a day that honored a stalwart of the Black Press and saw a liaison of the Trump Administration walk out on a breakfast with members of the Black Press

Black Press Week 2017 NNPA to Honor Democratic Strategist Donna Brazile

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) will honor veteran Democratic strategist Donna Brazile with the 2017 Torch Award

CBO Scores Republican Healthcare Bill, Millions Lose Out

On Monday, March 13th, the Congressional Budget Office released a monetary analysis of the Republican-Proposed Healthcare Plan Replacement. The new policy, supported by President Trump, is expected to strip

Spears Group to Launch New Experimental Dining Series

Known for Dinner En Blanc, the Millennial Awards and the Fried Chicken Festival, The Spears Group, a New Orleans-based Public Relations Firm