New interactive website featuring Henry Louis Gates, tracks slave voyages

In his PBS series, “Finding Your Roots …” Henry Louis Gates Jr. presents guests whose roots cover the globe – from Samoa, Nigeria, Taiwan and Sicily to Iran, Ireland, India and Cuba – and almost everywhere in between.

This is America's oldest running Black-owned business

Over the past 138 years, a small business in Columbus, Ohio, has persevered through the Great Depression, two World Wars, the Great Recession and 25 presidents.

No charges filed against officers who killed Stephon Clark

Nearly one year after Stephon Clark was shot and killed in his grandmother’s backyard, Sacramento’s District Attorney has decided not to press charges against the two Sacramento Police Department officers who gunned down the unarmed 22-year-old.

Newsrooms still lack women and individuals of color

With observances planned throughout March to commemorate Women’s History Month, a new report revealed that women are still mostly absent from newsrooms.

In historic moment NAACP rings closing bell on Wall Street to highlight launch of new minority impact ETF

On February 26 the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)joined Impact Sharesin ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), to highlight the launch of the NAACP Minority Empowerment ETF (NYSE Arca: NACP).

Kamala Harris and Rev. Al Sharpton talk important issues over soul food

Since announcing she was running for president of the United States, California Sen. Kamala Harris has been busy.

Queen Latifah announces plans to build affordable housing in Newark

Queen Latifah is known for her work in music, TV and films but the New Jersey native is now giving back to the community that gave her so much by building affordable housing in her hometown of Newark.

House rebukes Trump declaration on border wall

In the first formal rejection of the Trump emergency declaration for the southern border, the House easily passed a resolution to block the proposed wall.

Petition seeks to end practice of charge stacking

Charge Stacking is a term in the legal system that’s usually understood when it’s too late.

REPORT: R. Kelly released after posting bail

Reports indicate that R&B singer R. Kelly has posted bail releasing him from police custody in Chicago.

Epidemic of missing Black girls continues to stump authorities, frustrate parents

Since NNPA Newswire reported on the alarming lack of interest in the cases of missing black females, readers – including law enforcement – have responded by using social media to bring to light the host of African Americans and others ...

R. Kelly pleads not guilty to all counts of aggravated sexual abuse

R&B singer R. Kelly’s attorney entered a not guilty plea on behalf of his client Monday as the singer faces multiple charges of sexual abuse in Chicago.

R. Kelly ordered jailed on $1M bond at Chicago hearing

R. Kelly was jailed on $1 million bond Saturday at his first court hearing since the R&B star was charged with sexually abusing four people, including three minors, in a case that seemed likely to produce another #MeToo trial involving ...

Rutgers University professor says school could do more for Black New Jerseyans

Rutgers University is the largest institution of higher education in New Jersey with a student population of nearly 70,000 statewide.

‘Essex Five’ takes center stage at Black History Month event

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. hosted the county’s 16th annual African-American History Month Celebration last Friday, Feb. 15.