Deadline looms for NC Governor’s Wilmington Ten Pardon decision

Pictured at a 1976 press conference at the First Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC- (l to r, seated): Rev. Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jr., William “Joe” Wright, Jr., Connie Tindall, Jerry Jacobs. (l to r, standing): Wayne Moore, Anne Sheppard, Willie “Earl” Vereen, James McKay, Marvin Patrick and Reginald Epps.

By Cash Michaels Special to the NNPA from the Wilmington Journal Now that the 2012 presidential elections are history, supporters for the Wilmington Ten pardons of innocence effort are … [Read more...]

NNPA’s 2012 Newsmaker Award Recipients call for more involvement from the Black Community during Black Press Week events

Marian Wright Edelman, president and founder of The Children’s Defense fund accepts her NNPA Newsmaker Award along with Ben Jealous, president of the NAACP. (Photo by Margot Jordan)

By Caryn Freeman Special to the NNPA This year’s Black Press Week held in Washington, DC culminated with the award ceremony honoring Ben Jealous, president of the NAACP, who received an award … [Read more...]

NAACP’s Benjamin Jealous to speak at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial March & Rally

This week, the NAACP announced that president and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous will speak at the National Action Network’s (NAN) The Emancipator (Abraham Lincoln) To the Liberator (Dr. Martin Luther … [Read more...]