Category : Black Local and National News

- 5 months ago

IN MEMORIAM: The Legendary Supremes Star Mary Wilson, 76

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Mary Wilson was a friend to the Black Press of America, a neighbor to the world, and the radiance she exuded never seem to fade. At 76, the Supremes legend is gone too so...

- 5 months ago

Tyler-Horton: AARP Georgia celebrates ‘Black Joy’ for Black History Month

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​In honor of Black History Month, AARP Georgia is celebrating “Black Joy” by highlighting the incredible dreams and accomplishments of African Americans throughout history. These are just some of the many individuals who have mad...

- 5 months ago

Atlanta journalist authors book on Trap music history

Atlanta journalist Amir “A.R.” Shaw released his latest book on October 31, titled “Trap History,” which takes an intimate look into trap music and the social issues associated with the culture that music depicts. A subgenre of hip-hop music, trap mu...

- 5 months ago

State surpasses grim milestone with COVID deaths

The Illinois Department of Public Health on Monday reported 1,163,574 COVID cases, and surpassed 20,000 deaths from the virus. The total number of deaths from the virus reported by the IDPH was 20,002

- 5 months ago

Letters of life from slow death row

Inside prison,& Tiyo Attallah Salah-El was a jazz musician, writing music and organizing in-prison shows& in addition to his work helping fellow prisoners access quality education. A review of ‘Pen Pal: Prison Letters from a Free Spirit o...

- 5 months ago

Former NFL receiver Vincent Jackson found dead in hotel room

Former NFL wide receiver Vincent Jackson was found dead Monday at a Florida hotel room, days after authorities spoke with him as part of a welfare check, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. A housekeeper discovered the 38-year-old’...

- 5 months ago

David Perdue files paperwork for potential 2022 Senate challenge

Former U.S. Senator David Perdue filed campaign paperwork Monday signaling his intention to challenge Democratic incumbent, Senator Reverend Raphael G. Warnock in the 2022 midterm election. However, Perdue has not formally announced his intentions to...

- 5 months ago

Mishandling of COVID-19 at Eastham Plantation

  When originally published by mongoosedistro.com, this story was illustrated with a drawing of a white Jesus in handcuffs and leg irons with a ball and chain. For the Bay View National Black Newspaper, editor Malik Washington chose this painting...

- 5 months ago

Joyce Gordon and her gallery

Downtown Oakland, Calif. – Managing Editor Nube Brown speaks with renowned gallerist and arts and community advocate Joyce Gordon on growing up in Berkeley, how she got Joyce Gordon Gallery started, the importance of the youth and the future of he...