Biden, Congressional colleagues pay homage to Louis Stokes

Biden, Congressional colleagues pay homage to Louis Stokes

By Mark Gillispie  Wire Service Correspondent CLEVELAND (AP) -- Louis Stokes rose from an impoverished life in the projects of Cleveland to become one of the most influential and r ...

Bond praised

Bond praised

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Julian Bond, a founding member and communications director of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (S ...

Friendly Scrimmage…Not!

Friendly Scrimmage…Not!

With multiple starters injured, Hartley (blue) hosted a scrimmage against Eastmoor (white) under the lights on Saturday night. To quote Allen Iverson, "We talking practice!" Eastmo ...

Longtime civil rights activist Bond dead at 75

Longtime civil rights activist Bond dead at 75

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Julian Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday night, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. He ...

Ferguson – One Year Later

Ferguson – One Year Later

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) - It’s been one year since the murder of Michael Brown galvanized the Ferguson, Mo. community and forced the nation ...

GOP: How not to pursue women’s vote

GOP: How not to pursue women’s vote

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief NEWS ANALYSIS WASHINGTON (NNPA) – This is the kind of stuff that you can’t make up. During the first debate with front-runners for the Repub ...

Red Cross issues urgent call for most needed blood types

Red Cross issues urgent call for most needed blood types

Type O negative, B negative, A negative blood donors asked to restock shelves Columbus, OH  – The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by ...

GOP: How not to pursue women’s vote

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief NEWS ANALYSIS WASHINGTON (NNPA) – This is the kind of stuff that you can’t make up. During the first debate with front-runners for the Republican nomination to become president, Megyn Kelly, one of the moderators for Fox News, pressed Donald Trump on some clearly sexist more ...

August 13, 2015

Biden, Congressional colleagues pay homage to Louis Stokes

By Mark Gillispie  Wire Service Correspondent CLEVELAND (AP) -- Louis Stokes rose from an impoverished life in the projects of Cleveland to become one of the most influential and respected members of the U.S. House of Representatives, speakers said Tuesday at a funeral service commemorating his life. The reti more ...

August 27, 2015

Councilmember Page taps casino funds for Westside

WILSON ROAD PARKLAND: Recreation and Parks Committee chair Jaiza Page is sponsoring ordinance 1612-2015 to provide $534,650 for the Wilson Road Parkland project. The money comes from the Westside Community Fund created by Penn National Gaming and the City of Columbus to help revitalize the area immediately su more ...

July 23, 2015

2015 Employment for Seniors Career Expo

Councilmember Shannon G. Hardin, chair of the Minority & Small Business Development Committee, encourages area residents who are 50 and older to attend the 2015 Employment For Seniors Career Expo (pdf link). The expo is provided by Employment For Seniors, Inc. and features area employers, resource agencie more ...

August 20, 2015

Friendly Scrimmage…Not!

With multiple starters injured, Hartley (blue) hosted a scrimmage against Eastmoor (white) under the lights on Saturday night. To quote Allen Iverson, "We talking practice!" Eastmoor was seriously overmatched by both Hartley's defense, and offense. Though it was a controlled scrimmage, the unofficial score wa more ...

August 20, 2015

Ballerina Misty Copeland heading to Broadway

By Mark Kennedy Wire Service Correspondent NEW YORK (AP) -- Ballerina Misty Copeland, who just became the first African-American woman to be a principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre, has another breakthrough planned - a debut on Broadway. Producers of the high-energy revival of "On the Town" said Sunday more ...

July 10, 2015

Q&A: As Obama health law survives, GOP split over next move

WASHINGTON (AP) - Having lost their latest war against President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Republicans must decide how to wage battles that could fan the issue for the 2016 elections. Last month's Supreme Court decision upholding the statute's federal subsidies, which help millions of Americans aff more ...

July 10, 2015

Congress struggles to replace No Child Left Behind

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="726"] Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (Photo courtesy of NNPA)[/caption] By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As Congress works toward a comprehensive education policy that will replace the Bush Administration’s No Child Left Behind, two more ...

July 15, 2015

Black Christians and Muslims unite around burned churches

[caption id="attachment_13508" align="alignright" width="300"] Across the country places of worship burned long before the threats that followed the SC shooting and the 9/11 attacks. (Photo courtesy of NNPA)[/caption] By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the last week of June, more ...

July 15, 2015

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