Tight race taking shape in critical Florida as Trump and Biden wait on results

A roller coaster battle is unfolding for the critical state of Florida between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, as counting begins in earnest in a momentous election unfolding amid the worst pandemic in 100 years.

AARP Spotlights Importance of 50+ Voters in New Presidential and Senate State Polls

In August, AARP launched “Protect Voters 50+,” a comprehensive voter engagement campaign to support and protect Americans 50-plus as they vote in the 2020 elections. The campaign will help Americans over 50 vote safely, whether at home or in person. ...

Justice Ginsburg’s Death Could Prove Fatal to American Democracy

Through her cancer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought to the end with unwavering faith in our democracy and its ideals, and that’s how she’ll be remembered, Obama expressed in a written statement. “But she also left instructions for how she wanted ...

IN MEMORIAM: NCNW mourns the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

We all remember our sister’s fearless dissent from the 2013 Supreme Court decision to remove voting rights protections. Indeed it was that dissent that earned her the nickname “Notorious R.B. G.” When I vote in the November 3rd election, her ...

One Huge Lie Crystallized

“After the Republican Convention, President Trump has cut into Biden’s lead, and it appears that our president is a man of character. Trump supporters made it appear that he was working for all Americans and that there are thousands of ...

Maryland State Board of Elections Encourages Eligible Residents To Register To Vote In November’s General Election

Annapolis— The Maryland State Board of Elections is encouraging eligible residents who have not yet registered to vote in the November 3, 2020 general election to do so online.

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 ...

Me Black Too

One of the iconic images of the of Spike Lee’s movie “Do The Right Thing” was a Korean storeowner located within the community posting a hand printed sign on his store window saying, “Me Black Too.”

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.

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

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.