TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Pushing back against repeated state actions to restrict voting, today a group of Florida legislators announced two new bills to comprehensively protect the right to vote: The Florida Voting Rights Act (SB 1246 and HB 1079), co-sponsored by Senator Geraldine Thompson (D-Orlando) and Representative Reggie Fullwood (D-Jacksonville), would prohibit any voting procedures that discriminate on ...Read more ›
If you lack health insurance right now, a big deadline is coming up in a few weeks, and the price of ignoring it will be a penalty at tax time next year. Are you ready? The deadline for uninsured Americans to obtain health insurance is March 31. After that deadline, you must have coverage. If you were thinking about getting “Obamacare,” know that after March 31 individuals will not be eligible to ...Read more ›
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 ›