Category: National News

Is There a Bigger Story Behind the Missing Girls of Washington DC?

By Johnnie Grant – A number of young people from Washington, D.C.—in particular, young black girls—are missing. In fact, more than 500 children and teens Read more »

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Couple Sentenced After Terrorizing Childs Birthday Party

Douglasville, Ga. – A Georgia judge sentenced two people on February 28 to lengthy prison terms for their role in the disruption of a black Read more »

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Johnson Publishing Building Considered for Landmark Status

Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced Chicago’s former Johnson Publishing Co. building will be considered for landmark status. The move will help protect and celebrate the Read more »

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Photos from the Women’s Marches

More than 500,000 people attended the Women’s March in Washington, DC. Additionally, marches took place in cities across the nation.

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Women’s March on Washington Advocacy Goes Global

Women’s Marches planned for all 50 states and more than 40 other global cities. Grassroots efforts from Sydney to Atlanta could top one million participants Read more »

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2016 – One for the Record Books

Whatever the past year has meant to each of us, 2016 has brought major changes to our local community, the state, and the nation. As Read more »

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The Hidden Homeless Population

By Roseangela Hartford, OtherWords.org – A growing number of homeless students lack the academic and community support they need to get off the streets. Most Read more »

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Prison Labor is Slavery by Another Name

By Olivia Alperstein Across the country the largest prison strike is taking place, vowing to “finally end slavery in 2016.” Every day, incarcerated people work Read more »

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Johnson Publishing Company Sells Ebony and Jet Magazines

After a 71-year run in Chicago, Johnson Publishing is getting out of the publishing business. Johnson Publishing Company has sold Ebony, its iconic African American Read more »

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Political Journalist and Activist George E. Curry Dies

By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. – The freedom struggle and civil rights movement of black people in America and throughout the world lost a Read more »

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