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Loretta Lynch Confirmed as Attorney General;

By STACEY M. BROWN SPECIAL TO THE NNPA: WASHINGTON Loretta Lynch Confirmed as Attorney General;  Loretta Lynch has spent much of her life fighting for the fair and equal justice that President Barack Obama called the foundation of the nation’s democracy. But, to Lynch and her supporters, her confirmation on Thursday, April 23 as the next attorney general may have seemed that it took a lifetime for the Senat ...

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Man gets rich abusing Link card system

By Charles Roughy Staff Writer GHOSHEH  Man gets rich abusing Link card system Wael S. Ghosheh, 46, has been charged with theft of government property, identity theft, money laundering, unauthorized use of food stamp benefits and wire fraud, all of which are felonies, records show. The 46 year old Ghosheh allegedly used more than 3000 link cards  to steal approximately 1 million dollars in Government Link f ...

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Heavenly Sistahs Expound On Brotherly Love

                    By Kam Williams Entertainment Columnist Queen Latifah and Keke Palmer: The “Brotherly Love” Interview  Keke Palmer is a multi-talented actress, singer, songwriter and talk show host who made her screen debut at the age of 10 in Barbershop 2 before landing a breakout role a couple of years later as the title character in Akeelah and the Be ...

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Four Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child

Four Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child By Shantella Y. Sherman Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper   Through advancements in medical science, children can be protected against more diseases than ever before. Some diseases, like polio that once injured or killed millions of children, are no longer common in the U.S. The National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases n ...

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Comedy Central Kevin Hart presents: Lil Rel RelEvent

Comedy Central Kevin Hart presents: Lil Rel  RelEvent It’s not everyday a kid from the westside of Chicago becomes the phenomenon he sets out to be. Family, faith and discipline played a major role in his success says Comedian Milton “Lil Rel” Howery.  After his recent accomplishments, all of the hard work has truly prepared him for what’s to come. He has shared the stage with many comedy greats, and always ...

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A Young Sister ‘Hashtagged’ Me Out of My Silo

                By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist When a colleague dropped the line, “You can’t hashtag your way to freedom,” I loved it! I laughed out loud, and promised that I’d not borrow the line, but steal it because I was so enamored of it. I’ve used it quite a few times since then, and gotten my share of grins and guffaws. So I used it again and again, always ...

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The State of On-Screen Diversity

                By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist The State of On-Screen Diversity “She was never able, after her education in the movies, to look at a face and not assign it some category in the scale of absolute beauty, and the scale was one she absorbed in full from the silver screen.” – Toni Morrison, “The Bluest Eye,” 1970 From our television sets in our living ro ...

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Questions About CPS $20 Mil Contract

By Hermene Hartman How did it happen? How did Chicago Public Schools let a no-bid $20.5 million contract go to the SUPES Training Program in the first place? What’s not being said here? What was SUPES teaching to the principals, who mostly already have postgraduate degrees? Why aren’t management courses in the graduate educational curriculum in the first place? Chicago’s richest elite supports ...

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Maya Angelou is the Face of the Newest Forever Stamp

Maya Angelou is the Face of the Newest Forever Stamp By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent Less than a year after her death, Maya Angelou has been further immortalized on a U.S. Postal Service commemorative Forever Stamp. An all-star assembly gathered to witness the first-day-of-issue stamp unveiling ceremony, held at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. The at-capacity audience included First Lad ...

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Car Review – 2015 Cadillac Escalade ESV

By Frank S. Washington Contributing Writer  Car Review - 2015 Cadillac Escalade ESV   The seats in our 2015 Cadillac Escalade ESV were a little firm. But there was plenty of head room and the leg room was sufficient. We felt confident that two adults would be comfortable but three would be squeezed. That was our observation about the third row seats of the Cadillac Escalade ESV. It only got better as w ...

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