Amid Controversy, D.C. Marijuana Law Goes Into Effect

WASHINGTON–On Thursday at midnight, for the first time in his life, Allen St. Pierre got legally stoned. While St. Pierre, executive director of NORML, a...

Mignon Clyburn On Internet Regulation

This week, the Federal Communications Commission will hold a public meeting. The commissioners will consider two pressing concerns: whether to change the way the...

Some Faith Leaders Victimize Rape Survivors Again

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Simone Oliver had always been called, as they say in the religious community. She was active in the Baptist church throughout...

First Lady, Panelists: Education Crucial in Struggle for Civil Rights

As part of a Black History Month event at the White House, five women who have contributed to the civil rights movement, discussed the...

Obama Speech Inspires Sagging DNC Members

President Obama lifted the sagging spirits of Democratic Party leaders in a speech highlighting the accomplishments of his administration. Obama spoke to the group...

Supreme Ct. Justices Appear to Favor Muslim Denied Job over Headscarf

WASHINGTON (AP) — Have you heard the one about the Sikh, the Hasidic Jew, the Muslim and the nun who walked into a job...

AP:Trayvon Martin’s Mother Says Killer Got Away with Murder

MIAMI (AP) — The mother of Trayvon Martin says she's disappointed that federal prosecutors decided not to charge a neighborhood watch volunteer with a...

ASALH is Woodson’s Dream ‘Come True’

Carter G. Woodson had a dream – to legitimize and establish the true place of the Black race in the world’s history, and in...

Blacks Underrepresented in STEM Classes

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Many young African Americans will be shut out of the high paying jobs of the future, if they don’t earn a...

Sojourner-Douglass, Maryland’s only Private HBCU, Fighting to Retain Accreditation

Sojourner-Douglass College is in a fight for its life, a battle that becomes more critical as the clock ticks down to the school’s scheduled...

Redskins: Canceling Trademark Violates Free-Speech Rights

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Lawyers for the Washington Redskins are telling a judge that upholding a federal panel's decision to cancel the team's trademarks...

First African American Architect, Robert Robinson Taylor, Honored with Postage Stamp

The United States Postal Service continued its annual recognition of Black excellence by honoring the first academically-trained Black architect, Robert Robinson Taylor, with the...