Category : Black Local and National News

- 3 hours ago

NY’s Atty. General Takes On The NRA

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia New York Attorney General Letitia James has launched what many may perceive as a proverbial David v. Goliath battle, filing a suit that seeks to dissolve the powerful Nati...

- 3 hours ago

Grassroots Activist Defeats 10-Term Congressman in Missouri

FERGUSON, MO Cori Bush, a community activist who led protests in Ferguson, Mo. following the 2014 fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by police officers, defeated long-time Missouri Congressman William Lacy Clay in the recent Mo. Democratic...

- 3 hours ago

New Journal and Guide Interviews Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck

By Randy Singleton NJG Community Correspondent HAMPTON Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck conducted this insightful interview with the Guide as Hurricane Isaias barreled through Hampton Roads on August 4.  Mayor Tuck, 66, candidly expressed his thoughts on th...

- 4 hours ago

Voting Absentee By Mail: What You Need To Know

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide       In past years state election officials and political parties have worried about the weather or apathy affecting voter turnout to the polls in the spring and fall.     But this year, faci...

- 5 hours ago

Biden – Harris Ticket

Joe Biden selects Kamala Harris as running mate By NNPA California Sen. 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, Harris was na...

- 5 hours ago

Fisk University appoints Provost Dr. Vann Newkirk as president

NASHVILLE, TN — Dr. Vann Newkirk, a well respected educator with  more than 30 years creating innovative educational programs at Black institutions in the South. His  leadership is well known Nationally and some of his most recent notable achievement...

- 5 hours ago

NAACP sues US Education Secretary

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent The NAACP formally filed a lawsuit in federal court in Washington, accusing Betsy DeVos of illegally changing the rules for allocating $13.2 billion in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Securit...

- 6 hours ago

Tennessee prison renamed in honor of CA Debra Johnson

NASHVILLE, TN — The Tennessee Prison for Women (TPFW) is now known as the Debra K. Johnson Rehabilitation Center. Governor Bill Lee signed Executive Order No. 56 renaming the women’s facility in honor of the TDOC Correctional Administrator who was ki...

- 6 hours ago

Dedication of Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument

NASHVILLE, TN — The dedication of the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument is being held on the 100th anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote. The Tennessee General Assembly passed the law ratifying the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution, Aug...

- 6 hours ago

Aspiring Civil Rights Lawyers Offered Test-Prep

By Clint Confehr NASHVILLE, TN — A California-based technology company is giving away 1,000 online classes to help prospective civil rights lawyers study for scholastic and professional exams, TestMax announced recently. At least two applicants live...

- 6 hours ago

Biden Makes the Right Choice

By Rosetta Miller Perry Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden made not just the right pick but the best choice Wednesday when he selected California Senator Kamala Harris as his Vice-Presidential pick. Harris becomes the first Black woman and f...

- 6 hours ago

Black Voters Matter Fund: Joe Biden Got it Right

LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund, issued the following statement in response to Presidential nominee Joe Biden’s announcement that Senator Kamala Harris will join his campaign as his running mate: “Our call for change on this yea...