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A Memorial Or a Dicey Mix of Church and State?

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor For almost a century, Peace Cross has stood in the District of Columbia suburbs, as a symbol to recognize the fallen soldiers during World War I, yet now the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) must decide whether the emblem is simply a monument or a challenge to the Constitutional mandate of separation …

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Houston Hosts NNPA/ESSA Black Parents’ Town Hall Meeting on Educational Excellence

By Jeffrey L. Boney The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), in partnership with the Houston Forward Times, recently announced that the city of Houston will serve as the host of an extremely important Black Parents’ Town Hall Meeting on Educational Excellence on November 15, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the S.H.A.P.E. Community Center – Harambee Administrative Building, …

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DAVID BANNER, ROMEO MILLER & KARRUECHE TRAN STAR IN ‘NEVER HEARD’ ONLY IN THEATERS NOV. 1

The faith-based film “Never Heard,” starring David Banner, Romeo Miller, and Karrueche Tran is a one day movie event only in theaters nationwide, Thursday, November 1, 2018. The independent film will then be available on DVD (pre-order now). “We have to make sure we support the film because a lot of companies are giving these films limited dates that have …

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Houston Ministers of Music win inaugural Defender award

By Defender News Service On any given Sunday, churches across Houston come alive with music and songs thanks to the ministers of music. Under the direction of these talented men and women, the church choir sets the tone with praise and worship preparing the souls for the words of GOD. To acknowledge these unsung heroes and “sheroes,” who often go unrecognized, the Defender Network asked a group of …

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Actor Danny Glover to keynote One Church One School Gala

By The Chicago Crusader  NNPA One Church One School Community Partnership (OCOS) celebrates 25 years of achievement at its 20th National Conference October 24-26, 2018 at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Lawn, 9333 South Cicero Avenue, Oak Lawn, Illinois. This highly awaited event has interdenominational, governmental and community leadership as Bishop Henry M. Williamson, Sr., President, welcomes the support of Honorary Conference …

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Senators Urge Trump Administration to Halt Deportation of Mauritanians

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Representatives Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), and Joyce Beatty (D-OH) led a group of lawmakers in a bicameral letter calling on Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to cease the deportation of Black Mauritanian nationals, who face the …

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Parkland Offers No-Cost Screening Mammograms, Health Education Events

Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas is offering no-cost mammograms and breast health education through the month of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “Early diagnosis is a key to survival,” said W. Phil Evans, MD, division chief of breast imaging at Parkland and UT Southwestern and director of the UT Southwestern Center for Breast Care. “We want to ensure …

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KENNY LATTIMORE SET TO PERFORM AT THE ANNUAL LIVING LEGENDS FOUNDATION GALA

*Grammy Award-nominated recording artist Kenny Lattimore is set to perform at The Living Legends Foundation’s 27th-anniversary celebration, and the 22nd Annual Living Legends Awards Gala on Friday, October 5, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at Taglyan Cultural Complex, 1201 N. Vine Street, Hollywood, CA. Radio personality DeDe McGuire of the syndicated morning show, “DeDe in the Morning” will host this year’s ceremony. Photographer and author, Bruce W. Talamon, who recently released his critically …

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KIRK FRANKLIN ON FORGIVING HIS BIOLOGICAL FATHER WHO HAS 3 TO 6 MONTHS TO LIVE

By Leonard Blair Christian Post Reporter After losing his troubled younger sister to prison earlier this summer, gospel star Kirk Franklin revealed on Sunday that he chose to release his dying biological father, who gave him up for adoption, from another prison — the prison of unforgiveness. “Two days ago, I received an anonymous call that my biological father, who I …

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Prisons Strike Across the Country and the Media is Quiet

By Roger Caldwell, NNPA Newswire Contributor In the 2018 election, almost every candidate across the country agreed that there is a need for prison reform in the U.S. It is extremely ironic, that a group of Black preachers would be invited to the White House for a meeting with President Trump, and they would make statements that the administration is …

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