The Hard Numbers Behind Juneteenth in a Racist America

Nicole Phillip Some of the most glaring disparities in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in America are spelled out in detail the United States often seems unable to countenance. Updated Jun. 19, 2020 5:07AM ET / Published Jun. 19, 2020 4:28AM ET  Friday marks Juneteenth, a commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States and specifically word…

What The Spread Of The Coronavirus Means For Black Communities

WHILE THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT READIES FOR A POSSIBLE PANDEMIC, THE IMPLICATIONS FOR THE BLACK COMMUNITY CANNOT BE IGNORED. For more than a month, panic and perplexity have plagued Americans who are fearful of a possible coronavirus pandemic. Furthermore, the response from the United States government has done very little to quell the rising angst….

AAMA called on the President to retract his comments on “lynching.”

For Immediate Release: October 23, 2019Contact: Donald Gatlin,, 202-587-2871         Black Mayors Respond to President Trump’s Comments in Lead Up to Presidential Forum on Criminal Justice AAMA called on the President to retract his comments on “lynching.” (WASHINGTON, DC) Mayor Hardie Davis (Augusta, GA), President of the African American Mayors Association, released the following statement in response to President…

2020 Census: What is the Census?

The Census has been a cornerstone of our democracy since the first national count in 1790. Glenarden residents should learn more about todays upcoming 2020 Census and plan to participate –Mayor Edward Estes

Minority Businesses Receive Little Federal Ad Money, Report Shows

**FILE** NNPA President Benjamin F. Chavis and Washington Informer Publisher Denise Rolark Barnes join Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and others at a news conference in 2016 regarding federal advertising spending with minority-owned media companies. (Freddie Allen/NNPA)

150th Anniversary Nears for 14th Amendment That Declared Blacks U.S. Citizens

July 9 marks the 150th anniversary of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting American citizenship to former Black slaves following the Civil War. The 14th Amendment, one of the Reconstruction Amendments, was adopted on July 9, 1868, after being bitterly opposed by states that were former members of the Confederacy. The states were…