You Are Here: Home » WHATS TWEETIN (Page 4)

How the Obama Presidency Exposed America’s Unchanged Ways

By Deric Muhammad Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Houston Forward Times “It’s been a looooooong; a long time coming, but I know, a change gon’ come.” -Sam Cooke (A Change Gonna Come; 1964) It was 1964, in the throes of the Civil Rights movement, when Sam Cooke released his classic anthem “A Change Gonna Come.” Many don’t know that it was inspired by Cooke’s experience being turned away from a “Whites ...

Read more

CFPB Orders Citibank to Refund $4.9 million to 2,100 consumers

By Charlene Crowell NNPA News Wire Columnist Last year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) launched a national initiative, dubbed Operation Collection Protection, to further protect consumers from unlawful practices related to debt collection. Now, in a report to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), FTC summarized its results on behalf of consumers and additionally pledged to continue efforts wi ...

Read more

OP-ED Democrats and Republicans Continue to Ignore Black Vote – See more at: http://www.blackpressusa.com/democrats-and-republicans-continue-to-ignore-black-voters/#sthash.f6BypeHy.dpuf

     Raynard Jackson says that he is amazed at how much of the interactions Republicans have with the Black community is out of                                               fear of being labeled racists, as opposed to engaging with the Black community based on a set of shared values and interests.                                                                                                               ...

Read more

Black female physicist awarded $1.1M grant for cancer research

Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green's research uses lasers to treat cancer without the side effects of chemo and radiation BY ELISA LALA PhillyVoice Staff labama scientist Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green – one of fewer than 100 black female physicists in the U.S. – has been awarded a $1.1 million grant to further develop a new patent-pending cancer treatment technology, The Alabama Media Group reports. Green's research uses ...

Read more

Six Year Old Killed In Drive-By Shooting In Florida

February 21, 2016 A 6-year-old boy was fatally shot while playing with his friends in Pinewood, just north of Miami, and police and the boy's family are taking on the area's entrenched anti-snitch culture in hopes of persuading witnesses to come forward. was playing Saturday afternoon in Blue Lake Village when "two unknown black males exited a dark four-door sedan and began shooting, striking Carter. The gu ...

Read more

Last ‘Angola 3’ Inmate to Be Freed After Decades in Solitary

NEW ORLEANS — Albert Woodfox, who has spent nearly all of the past four decades in solitary confinement and was facing his third trial for a 1972 murder, will be set free Friday as part of a plea deal with Louisiana prosecutors, his lawyer, George Kendall said. Mr. Woodfox, who has long maintained his innocence in the murder of a prison guard, Brent Miller, pleaded no contest to lesser charges of manslaught ...

Read more

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month ...

Read more

Finishing Fence of Slain Baltimore Father Becomes Cause

Community members and leaders helped to build the fence that Kendall Fenwick wanted around his house to give his children a safe space to play but was gunned down before he could do so. Photo by Brelaun Douglas, HU News Service                                   BALTIMORE -- Concerned residents, friends, political figures and police officers came together to finish what a slain father had started. Kendal Fen ...

Read more
Scroll to top