Category : Black Local and National News

- 4 hours from now

Institutional racism is real

When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama, on Dec. 1, 1955, and consequently got arrested for violating the local segregation laws, the Civil Rights Movement emerged like a mounting thu...

- 3 hours from now

What’s In A Name, Indy? Lt. j.g. Graham Edward Martin Park

Lt. j.g. Graham Edward Martin. (The photograph was provided courtesy of the U.S. Naval Institute.) When you travel down Fall Creek Parkway near 16th Street, you’ll see a sign for the Lt. j.g. Graham Edward Martin Park. This park, previously known...

- 3 hours from now

Biden unveils $1.9T plan to stem COVID-19 and steady economy

President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan to end “a crisis of deep human suffering” by speeding up vaccines and pumping out financial help to those struggling with the pandemic’s prolonged economic fallout. Called the “A...

- 36 minutes ago

BLAC: We Commend AG James For Filing Lawsuit Against NYPD

Photos Wikimedia Commons\YouTube The New York City Council's Black, Latino and Asian Caucus (BLAC) released the following statement after New York Attorney General Letitia James announced she was filing a lawsuit against the NYPD and Mayor Bill de Bl...

- 9 hours ago

United Way of Illinois Launches ‘21 Week Equity Challenge’

The United Way of Will County, in conjunction with the United Way of Illinois is launching a ‘21 Week Equity Challenge’ this week. Following a year of unrest and strife, this free, online learning program will provide lessons and resources for Illino...

- 17 hours ago

Gocha’s Breakfast Bar opens second location in Fayetteville

Atlanta entrepreneur Gocha Hawkins celebrated the opening of her second location for Gocha’s Breakfast Bar on Tuesday, Jan. 13. Hawkins opened her first restaurant in January 2019, on Cascade Rd. in the City of South Fulton. Gocha’s Break...

- 18 hours ago

Remembering the legacy of MLK

By Sister Tarpley NDG Religion Editor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s messages had an enormous effect on race relations in the United States, beginning in the mid-1950s. Through his activism and inspirational speeches he played a pivotal role in ending...

- 19 hours ago

D.C. officials, feds tracking credible inauguration day threats

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Senior National Correspondent D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is urging law enforcement to vigilantly work to sniff out potential violent plots by insurrectionists and other nefarious actors. The mayor joined others who expressed grow...