George E. Curry
Black Experience

Support the Freedom-Fighting Legacy of George E. Curry

The freedom struggle and Civil Rights Movement of Black people in America and throughout the world has lost another courageous iconic, freedom fighter journalist, leader: George Edward Curry. The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) salutes, respects, and supports the freedom-fighting legacy of George Curry. [read more…]

D.C.'s Creative Economy Gets the Spotlight
National

D.C.’s Creative Economy Gets the Spotlight

D.C.’s arts and cultural scene will receive a major push from multiple government agencies. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced on Tuesday, Aug. 23 the inaugural “202Creates,” a citywide effort launching in September to showcase and promote the artists, makers and entrepreneurs who contribute to the District’s thriving creative industries. [read more…]

Passengers prepare to board a Blue Line train at the Van Dorn Street station in Alexandria, Virginia, on Aug. 28 as the eighth phase of Metro's SafeTrack maintenance project continues. Photo by William J. Ford
Community

Feds Rap Metro for Runaway Unattended Trains

Jason Jennings enjoys riding Metrorail, especially when visiting his mother in Arlington, Virginia, even if he has to wait an hour or two for a train. The Springfield resident, who runs a lawn care service, said he has faith in Metro amid its mammoth SafeTrack maintenance project and federal reports of its subpar training, communication and equipment. [read more…]

San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick /Courtesy Photo
Op-Ed

MUHAMMAD: On Anthems and Athletes

I show solidarity with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Stand strong, young champion. Kaepernick’s bold refusal to even stand when the “Star Spangled Banner” is played reminds me of the conduct of my schoolmates Tommie Smith and John Carlos; gold and bronze medalists at the 1968 Olympic Games who raised their clenched, black-gloved fists when the anthem was played. [read more…]