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Is it time for your annual mammogram?

This is a public service announcement for our female readers over the age of 40 or anyone who has a woman they know and/or love.

Prioritizing the mental health of Black women must be part of the post-pandemic strategy

Women’s History Month has a bittersweet feeling this year.

Biden’s disastrous border policy is evidence of no planning

Can you spell “hypocrite”? I’m starting to think that it begins with the letter “B” and rhymes with “widen.”

We must remember Jackson, Mississippi

There are so many news stories on the local, state and national level, it is sometimes hard to keep track of all that is going on.

How hemp can give our communities an economic boost

It is no secret that New York State is going through challenging economic times. The unemployment rate for January, the most recent month for which data is available, was a staggering 9.4%—more than double the rate it was last year.

URBAN AGENDA: Suit Seeks to Dismantle “Caste System” in City’s Education System

Last week, a group representing public school students joined with civil rights attorneys to file a sweeping lawsuit charging New York State and City with maintaining and perpetuating a segregated public school system that denies many Black and brown students ...

Cuomo told to support app-based workers

We write to convey our utmost support for drivers, shoppers, delivery people and the thousands of independent workers holding up our communities during this pandemic. As you know, COVID-19 has devastated communities of color.

Remembering Breonna Taylor

It has been just over a year since Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police officers in her own apartment on March 13, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Maintaining screening options critical to eradicating cervical cancer

As an obstetrician and gynecologist with a diverse patient base in New York City, I see myself not only as a health care professional who treats disease, but as an educator who shows women how to best care for themselves.

Cultural outrage

Today, we live in a society where we seem to sprint from one manufactured cultural outrage to the next.

A proposal that only leaves room for disaster

As president of Local 237, which represents School Safety Agents (SSAs), I recently spoke at a hearing of the New York City Council’s Education Committee.

It is now freedom or death for Mumia!

Imagine all NNPA Black newspapers, for example, carrying regularly featured articles as a matter of priority on all of the evidence suppressed in Mumia’s case.

Daylight Savings Time

Spring is around the corner, we can all see it in little ways. The birds seem to be getting a little louder

President Biden and guns

For the duration of his 2020 presidential campaign, which at first appeared to be a long shot especially given the far left’s vocal disdain for “old, white men,” Joe Biden ran on the promise that he would unite the country.

New Leadership Key to Ending Bias in the FDNY

All you can do is shake your head in disgust at a New York City Fire Department chief’s lawsuit claiming he was denied a promotion because he refused to recant his racially charged remarks about the department’s diversity efforts.