Dr. Patrice Harris sworn-in as the American Medical Association’s first Black female president

In June, Dr. Patrice A. Harris, a psychiatrist from Atlanta, was sworn-in as the 174th president of the American Medical Association (AMA).

If you’re poor in America, debtor’s prison is real

Despite a centuries-old Supreme Court ruling that outlawed the practice, debtor’s prison remains very much alive in America, experts told NNPA Newswire.

REPORT: Black men are biggest beneficiaries of the First Step Act

The First Step Act, which replaced a federal “three strikes” rule that imposed a life sentence for three or more convictions – with a 25-year sentence, is benefiting thousands of incarcerated Black men, according to a new report.

Extreme heat and humidity continue Sunday; storms Monday bring a flash flood watch

The heat dome remains locked over our area for another day Sunday, with hot and humid weather continuing across the tri-state.

‘Hidden Figures’ no more—Katherine Johnson and Mary Jackson of NASA

Thanks to the tireless research of Margot Lee Shetterly and her book “Hidden Figures,” Katherine Johnson, Eunice Smith and Mary Jackson were brought from the shadows of history. They received even greater prominence when the film of the same title ...

‘Our fear is people dying’: City urges New Yorkers to take heat emergency very seriously

The heat will be so intense this weekend that it could be deadly.

Fallout continues over ‘send her back’ chant targeting Rep. Ilhan Omar

Supporters of President Donald Trump at his recent rally in North Carolina pointed their pitchforks against the Democratic Congresswoman Somalian Ilhan Omar, who represents Minnesota’s 5th congressional district.

Hydrate well, stay cool to avoid heat-related illness

The human body is cooled naturally when heat escapes from the skin and when sweat evaporates from the skin.

Protesters vow more demonstrations in wake of Garner decision

Thousands of protesters marched down to City Hall about the decision made by the Justice Department.

Rev. Crawford is ready for this national assignment

The National Black Church Initiative, a faith-based coalition of 34,000 member churches comprised of 15 denominations and 25.7 million African-Americans under the leadership of the Right Most Rev. Anthony Evans, is proud to appoint the Rev. Stacey Crawford as its ...

In Memoriam: Brother Lamont Curry Muhammad

Within weeks of each other, two leading authorities on Blacks in Mexico joined the ancestors.

Clark Atlanta University hosts Mandela Washington Fellowship for sixth consecutive year

Twenty-five young leaders from 19 African countries arrive at Clark Atlanta University for the sixth consecutive Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Initiative

Dr. Colin A. Palmer, pre-eminent scholar of the African Diaspora

Two African-American authorities on the history of Blacks in Mexico died within several weeks of each other.

AFT names Evelyn DeJesus VP of education

The American Federation of Teachers looked to New York to pick someone as a top official.

Legislations restrict the use of isolated confinement in New Jersey’s correctional facilities

Recently signed legislation restricts the use of isolated confinement in New Jersey’s correctional facilities.