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District Libraries, AARP Provide Free Tax Service

The April 15 federal deadline for filing taxes is right around the corner, and the District's libraries, in conjunction with the AARP Foundation is providing free services to taxpayers and elderly residents with low to moderate income.

Maya Angelou Postage Stamp Bears Another Author's Quote

A new U.S. Postal Service stamp unveiled Tuesday in honor of Maya Angelou at a ceremony at the Warner Theatre in D.C. bears a quote mistakenly attributed to the late poet and author.

'First, You Cry': Columnist Jim Clingman Battles for Life after 'Devastating' Diagnosis

Jim Clingman, an award-winning columnist and author who for the past 22 years has published his cutting edge "Blackonomics" column in Black-owned weekly newspapers around the country, is engaged in an unexpected and devastating personal battle for his life.

NNPA Declares the State of the Black Press Strong

The Internet and digital media have transformed the landscape of the newspaper business in this country for both mainstream and alternative publications. And the constellation of owners and publishers of African-American newspapers have to be innovative, resourceful and adaptable if ...

NNPA Honors Legacy of Former Publishers

One owned a prominent nightclub; the other became a highly esteemed physician. By the time their lives ended, they had become two of the most respected newspaper publishers in black press.

Black Women Lagging in Unemployment: Report

When it comes to economic recovery, Black females continue to lag behind, with unemployment rates that are significantly higher than all other women in the nation, a recent study found.

D.C. Council Member Wants Ban on Official Travel to Indiana

D.C. Council member David Grosso has called for a ban on the use of public funds to travel to Indiana in the wake of the state's recently passed religious-freedom law, which detractors say allows discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Nation Awaits Autopsy in Possible Lynching in Mississippi

Anxiety widens as the nation waits for autopsy results to find out if Mississippi is returning to its lynching past.

Feds Charge U. of Mississippi Student in Noose Incident

Federal authorities announced Friday that a man has been charged with civil rights crimes for placing a noose around the neck of a statue of the University of Mississippi's first black student.

U.Va. Student Makes Court Appearance for Violent Bar Encounter with Police

Martese Johnson, a black 20-year-old University of Virginia student who was injured earlier this month in an altercation with Alcoholic Beverage Control officers outside a Charlottesville bar, made his first court appearance Thursday to face charges stemming from the incident.

Fauntroy's Friends Lead Fundraising Initiative

Growing concern for the well-being of the Rev. Walter Fauntroy and his wife Dorothy has led a number of supporters and friends to rally around the couple in their time of need.

National Urban League Report: Blacks Remain in Crisis

The words of the celebrated author Charles Dickens — "it was the best of times, it was the worst of times" — may aptly describe the situation that blacks and Latinos continue to face in America.

Unrest in Missouri: Lost Opportunity for McCullough, Belmar

The Ferguson protest movement suddenly has a mystery on its hands, which could have been a murder mystery, given that it involves bullets leaving a .40 calibre handgun and piercing the face and shoulder of two unsuspecting victims.

FBI Joins Probe of Black Man Found Hanging from Tree in Mississippi

The FBI said Friday that 30 state, federal, local investigators are probing the death of a black man found hanging from a tree in rural Mississippi.

My Brother's Keeper Exceeding Goals

On Feb. 27, 2014, five young District of Columbia Higher Education Readiness Opportunity Scholars joined the president for the launch of his My Brother's Keeper initiative, an effort to create opportunities for young men and boys of color. A little ...