In Memoriam: Chadwick Boseman

The world is reeling from the loss of iconic actor Chadwick Boseman, who died Friday, August 28, 2020, after losing a private battle to colon cancer.

Oprah & Ava: ‘Own Spotlight: Culture Connection & August 28th

The special features Oprah Winfrey as she speaks separately with both acclaimed director Ava DuVernay and Rev. Al Sharpton regarding the historical context of August 28th and the significance of the upcoming election, along with a special presentation of DuVernay’s ...

Postal Workers Know Best

On Friday, August 21, 2020, a racially diverse group of about 30 Baltimore City residents protested outside the United States Postal Service (USPS) office in Govans to air their grievances about the USPS mess.

It’s Time To Rein In The Administrative State

“This incident isn’t really about education policy or school reopening. It’s not even about the coronavirus. Ultimately, it’s about the administrative state taking another step forward in its encroachment on the sphere of elected officials. It’s about the government— an ...

No Bridge too Far — Remembering Congressman John Lewis and the Fight Still Ahead

“The vote is precious. It is almost sacred. It is the most powerful non-violent tool we have in a democracy.” — Congressman John Lewis

NNPA President to Moderate Forum Targeting Millennials

“When it comes to major policy change, too often we only speak with elected officials like me,” Tempe Mayor Corey Woods stated in a news release. “It’s important that when we talk about the needs of the next generation, we ...

Black Riders Matter

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., National Newspaper Publishers Association President and CEO

Eric Garner’s Mother Films Passionate Video Denouncing Proposed Menthol Ban

The goal of SB793 is to ban the sale of flavored tobacco, prohibiting e-cigarettes and vaping; however, menthol cigarettes are also included in the band while excluding hookah. The inclusion of menthol has led groups like Law Enforcement Action Partnership ...

Trump Administration Ramps Up Efforts to Dismantle Post Office

The CARES Act passed in April authorized the postal service to borrow up to $10 billion from the Treasury Department for operating expenses if it’s determines that, due to the COVID-19 emergency, the post office would not fund operating expenses ...

SheRises Non-Profit Helps Teen Moms during Pandemic


Joe Biden selects Kamala Harris as running mate

California Senator Kamala Harris is Joe Biden’s choice for vice president. Following months of speculation and debate over whether Biden should pick a Black woman as his running mate, Har- ris was named Tuesday as Biden’s choice.

Imperial Potentate John T. Chapman Says Troubling Times Demand Bold Leadership

As he begins his two-year term as Imperial Potentate of the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine (Prince Hall Shriners), John T. Chapman sees his role as continuing and reinforcing the Masonic organization’s long history of servant leadership.

Herman Cain dies from coronavirus

Herman Cain, a onetime Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of Godfather's Pizza, has died from coronavirus, according to an obituary sent from his verified Twitter account and Newsmax, where he was launching a television show.

Bounce Celebrates The Life & Legacy of Rep. John Lewis, To Air Memorial Service for Civil Rights Icon Live Thursday, July 30

ATLANTA, July 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Bounce will broadcast live the farewell memorial service for Rep. John Lewis tomorrow, Thursday, July 30, starting at 11:00 a.m. (ET). The funeral will also be live-streamed at BounceTV.com

A Select Reason To Remember John Lewis

John Lewis succumbed to pancreatic cancer, Friday, July 17, 2020. He was 80 years old. For many reasons, John Lewis’ death reverberates in my mind. No, not because of his tenure in the United States House of Representatives, representing Georgia’s ...