Signs COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting African Americans grow larger

April 8, 2020 in News

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor, In a letter dated February 4, and sent to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Rep. […]

UMMC builds ventilators for COVID-19 pandemic response

April 8, 2020 in News

By Karen Bascom,,   The COVID-19 pandemic has left hospitals in short supply of personal protective equipment and medical supplies. As patients develop severe respiratory symptoms, there is another […]

NNPA president pens op-ed urging protection of black Americans during pandemic

April 8, 2020 in News

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) president and CEO Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., authored an op-ed for The Hill, a major daily publication that’s […]

Congress must lead the way in this unprecedented crisis

April 8, 2020 in News

By Bernie Sanders, US Senator (Vermont), In this unprecedented moment in American history, we need an unprecedented legislative response. President Trump is incapable of providing leadership, and instead continues to […]

The History and Legacy of the Black Vote

April 6, 2020 in News

Jacqueline Hampton | Mississippi Link, NNPA Speaks at Mississippi VA Black History Program.  

In Memoriam: Civil Rights giant Rev. Joseph Lowery of Alabama, dies at 98

April 1, 2020 in News

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor, Rev. Joseph Lowery was a civil rights giant. He was a Methodist preacher, a leader of the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, an organizer […]

Can we handle the truth about coronavirus? – More than half of all black folks in this country are a vulnerable population

April 1, 2020 in News

By Glenn Ellis,, Don’t you already know everything you need to know about coronavirus? What else is there for you to know that you haven’t already heard, you ask? […]

Jails, prisons struggle withs spread of coronavirus

April 1, 2020 in News

By Brianna Nargiso,, As COVID-19 continues to spread globally and the U. S. has now become the first country to top 100,000 cases, prisons and jails across the country […]