KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian authorities defended their handling of the hunt for the missing Boeing 777 on Wednesday but acknowledged they still are unsure which direction the plane was headed when it disappeared, highlighting the massive task facing an international search now in its fifth day. The mystery over the plane’s whereabouts has been confounded by confusing and occasionally conflicting ...Read more ›
NAACP spends lion’s share of Image Award ad budget with non-Black media What could they be thinking?
By Natalie Cole Our Weekly Publisher and CEO The primary and most trustworthy source of news and information to Black Americans has been and continues to rest in the bosom of the Black Press. So why is it that in the year of our Lord 2014—during Black History Month no less—the NAACP needs to be reminded that the Black Press is interested in the “Advancement of Colored People” too, everyday? What woul ...Read more ›
The award-winning film 12 Years a Slave, a striking and brutally vivid retelling of the true story ofSolomon Northup, will be incorporated into public high school classrooms around the nation beginning in September 2014, according to a The National School Boards Association (NSBA) press release. The NSBA is partnering with New Regency, Penguin Books, and the filmmakers to distribute copies of the acclaimed ...Read more ›
Beyond the Beat: the Untold Stories of Black College Bands is an Entertainment Documentary that shares an inside look at the inner-workings of Black College Bands. The project examines what it's like to participate in an HBCU Band from the modern-day students' perspective, to the benefits of having taken part from veteran band members and band alumni! ...Read more ›
By NewsOne Did you miss the 45th NAACP Image Awards? Well, NewsOne, Hello Beautiful and The Urban Daily have you covered! The sites were front and center in covering the show to pull together some the greatest moments for you from slideshows of the best dressed to video of the most moving speeches – and a full list of the winners. Check it out! Pay Homage! Patti LaBelle & Gladys Knight Shutdown NAACP ...Read more ›
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, D.C. (NNPA) – Seventy-five million working Americans do not have a retirement plan, and half of all Americans have less than $10,000 in savings, according to a report by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension (HELP) Committee, It’s even worse for African Americans and other people of color. According to a December report from the National In ...Read more ›