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Star of new ‘Aladdin’ movie explains how she stays grounded in...

Naomi Scott has received widespread attention and praise for her phenomenal performance in Disney's new, live-action retelling of “Aladdin," but the actress is also...

Ava DuVernay’s ‘Central Park Five ‘Documentary Debuts to Critical Acclaim

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The morning after Ava DuVernay’s four-part Netflix miniseries about the Central Park Five, “When They See Us,” premiered at...

African-American Couple Found Dead in Dominican Republic Hotel

A Black couple from Maryland was found dead in their resort room in the Dominican Republic, the U.S. State Department has announced. Cynthia Day, 49,...

As Mississippi Debates Abortion, Maternal Mortality Remains High

JACKSON—In 1963, a doctor in Jackson told Gloria Williamson that something was wrong with her pregnancy. Almost all forms of abortion were illegal in...

American Christian Missionary Accused Of Raping Children In Haiti

Members of Christian Aid Ministries. A Haitian court is hearing allegations that a worker for a large Ohio-based international aid ministry had sexually abused children...

Alabama Heralds ‘Last Slave Ship’ Discovery; Ponders Future

By Kevin McGill, The Associated Press Dives into murky water, painstaking examinations of relics and technical data and rigorous peer review led historians and archaeologists to...

Missouri’s New Anti-Abortion Law Violates Women’s Religious Liberty

In some primitive cultures, when a young girl or woman becomes pregnant, she can be forced against her will by the tribe's male elders...

Parenting Points —  A strong self-image is a strong child!

When a baby is born, families almost always want to know who the baby looks like. DNA, passed from parents to offspring, contains specific traits...

301 West Wednesdays

Two thousand-plus days; 301 weeks. Nearly 70 months. Almost six years. No matter how it’s quanitified– rain or shine– West Wednesday continues. Part vigil, part protest,...

When Pollution Is a Matter of Life and Death

Not long after President Trump took office, I visited a small neighborhood in Louisiana. A half-hour from New Orleans, St. John the Baptist is...

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