Blacks Missing Out on 'Obamacare' Savings

As health care costs continue to cause concerns for the poor, nearly 40 percent of African Americans and about half of whites didn't know that the Affordable Care Act can help those that need it the most to cover some ...

Rogers Determined to Redefine Environmental Activism

For the past dozen years, Kathleen Rogers, in her role of chief executive officer of the Earth Day Network, has worked to refashion environmental issues in a way that appeals to those often least likely to be involved.

Three Ways Your Technology Can Help You Go Green this Earth Day

These days, there's no reason why you can’t be both tech-savvy and an environmentalist.

Earth Day: The History of a Movement

Each year, Earth Day — April 22 — marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.

'First, You Cry,' Pt. II: Jim Clingman, His Family, Their Faith and Their Fight

It was the perfect plan. After living in his native Cincinnati for all of their 22 years of marriage, Sylvia and Jim Clingman were preparing to move to another state and start a new life.

NAACP: Scott Murder Indicative of 'Culture of Abuse'

North Charleston Branch NAACP President Ed Bryant said Thursday the April 4 shooting death of 50-year-old Walter Scott by a North Charleston police officer is indicative of the culture of abuse that exists in the department when it comes to ...

S.C. Cop Charged with Shooting Black Man in Back

Leaders of local civil rights organizations had been taking a wait-and-see approach to the April 4 North Charleston police shooting death of 50-year-old Walter Scott, but voiced concern that Scott was unarmed when he was shot and that police said ...

Wells Fargo Launches New African-American Initiative

Wells Fargo & Company has launched an initiative called "The Untold Stories Collection," a social media movement dedicated to sharing personal stories that define what it means to be African-American today.

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.