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While You Were Paying Attention To Covid-19, Trump Slipped Something Past You

By Bill Fletcher, Jr., NNPA Newswire Contributor NNPA News -That’s right, he did it again. Just like a magician, while you are looking at his left hand, he pulls a trick with his right. In this case, while almost all of the news has been focused on Covid-19, the Trump administration dropped auto fuel efficiency standards. And to add insult …

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SHIRLEY MURDOCK TO STAR IN THE STAGE PLAY ‘SERENITY HOUSE’ MARCH 20-22, 2020

By Eunice Moseley They welcomed me to the play. It’s a wonderful cast and director,” said legendary multi-Stellar Award-nominated vocalist Shirley Murdock (“As We Lay,” “Computer Love”) about starring in the long-running stage play “Serenity House: From Addiction to Deliverance” by Baltimore Playwright Ursula V. Battle March 20-22, 2020 in the Johns Hopkins’ Turner Auditorium. “The storyline…people going through the process of …

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Rihanna and Congressman John Lewis to be Honored at NAACP Image Awards

By Austyn Ross, NAACP NNPA- Earlier this month, the NAACP announced that global music and fashion icon, business entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Rihanna, will receive the prestigious President’s Award during the 51st NAACP Image Awards. The President’s Award is presented in recognition of special achievement and distinguished public service, with previous recipients including last year’s recipient Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter, Jesse Jackson, …

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Commemorating our past, starts with cementing our present-day legacy

By Derrick Johnson, president and CEO, NAACP NNPA NEWSWIRE —We find ourselves at the beginning of a new Black History Month (BHM) in a distinctive decade during one of the most polarizing times of our lives. Our collective journey to this moment has undoubtedly been challenging. Still, we’ve been victorious on many fronts to advance our culture, agendas, and narrative …

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GOSPEL’S LEGENDARY CLARK SISTERS CELEBRATE NEW YEAR, NEW MUSIC, AND NEW MOVIE – VIDEO

*It’s been 47 years since The Clark Sisters, who were barely teenagers, released their first gospel album titled “Jesus Has a Lot to Give.”  Since the classic recording, The Clark Sisters have had much to give the world through their epic gospel songwriting, singing, recordings and live performances. With a huge portfolio of songs recorded over the last six decades, …

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Fast Forward

If you are reading this, Congratulations! You made it through a full 365 days of another year. No matter how bad, good, or ugly the days were, you survived! To be honest, 2019 was a difficult year for me. I experienced hurt, pain, and disappointment.  I also experienced, triumph, joy, and victory. I learned that I was yet again more …

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Preserved by Purpose – Winning the Race

When I made my list of prayer requests for 2019 back in January of this year, I thought about the things that were on the list this year that were also on the list last year…and the year before.  I have to admit that I’ve gotten frustrated watching other people be blessed with the same things that I ‘d prayed …

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Preserved – From Promise Made to Prayer Answered

Have you ever been so focused on receiving one type of blessing that you almost missed when God was trying to bless you in another way?   I wonder if God sends these other blessings to let us know that he hasn’t forgotten us or our prayer requests.   This week as we are in a season of thankfulness, I am reminded …

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Giddings receives AFRIMMA’s Leadership Award

By Earnestine Cole, ITWPA Reporter, Special to Texas Metro News NNPA NEWSWIRE- Helen Giddings, a former 26-year member of the Texas House of Representatives, received a Transformational Leadership Award, at the 6th Annual AFRIMMA Music Awards, held at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas. Her recognition at AFRIMMA, an all Africa Music Awards, was a culmination of her many years …

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Black News Channel Now to Launch to a Larger Viewing Audience

Tallahassee, Florida—November 6, 2019–Black News Channel (BNC) announced today that it has updated the launch of the nation’s only African American news network to January 6, 2020 in order to more than triple its viewing audience. Network executives credit advancements in new technologies and the advent of new distribution platforms as the catalysts for rethinking their launch strategy. “The launch …

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