today in black history

April 30, 2017

On this date in 1843 in Buffalo, New York, Blacks participated in a national political convention for the first time.





Real Talk in Newark

February 21, 2017 4:00 pm

By NorthStar News Staff

Community dialogues meant to educate, enlighten and mobilize for action. Read More


10 Things You Can Do in 2017

Be active in your local community

December 13, 2016 7:30 am

By NorthStar News Staff

We don’t need permission to uplift the Black community. Read More


Agenda: What happens after November 8?

October 26, 2016 7:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

How some groups are preparing to engage in the nation’s capital Read More


IBW taps Danny Glover for Conference

April 07, 2016 6:30 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Actor, human rights activist to chair Pan African Institute Read More


“The Divine One" gets Stamp Treatment

March 31, 2016 10:30 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Jazz legend Sarah Vaughn is honored by U.S. Postal Service. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 8/8/15

August 08, 2015 7:00 am



President Obama celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 7/18/15

July 19, 2015 9:00 am



The President discusses the nuclear deal struck with Iran. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 7/4/15

July 04, 2015 12:00 pm



Reflections on Independence Day. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 6/27/15

June 27, 2015 11:00 am



The Affordable Care Act is here to stay. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 6/13/15

June 15, 2015 7:00 am



The President urges Congress to act on TAA. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 6/6/15

June 06, 2015 7:00 am



Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month Read More


President's Weekly Address - 5/23/15

May 23, 2015 8:00 am



Honoring the nation's fallen heroes on Memorial Day. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 5/16/15

May 16, 2015 7:00 am



The importance of expanding opportunity for all Americans. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 5/9/15

May 09, 2015 7:00 am



Honoring the 70th anniversary of V-E Day. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 5/2/15

May 02, 2015 8:00 am



Ensuring every child gets a great education. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 4/25/15

April 27, 2015 5:30 am



Fighting for trade deals that put American workers first. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 4/18/15

April 20, 2015 7:00 am



Climate change can no longer be ignored. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 4/11/15

April 13, 2015 6:30 am



Reaching a comprehensive deal on Iran's nuclear program. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 4/4/15

April 04, 2015 7:00 am



Reaching a long-term deal with Iran on its nuclear program. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 03/21/15

March 21, 2015 7:00 am



The President calls on the Senate to confirm Loretta Lynch. Read More


President's Weekly - 3/14/15

March 16, 2015 6:00 am



The President lays out his vision for affordable higher education Read More


President's Weekly Address - 3/7/15

March 07, 2015 7:00 am



The President discusses the education of adolescent girls Read More


President's Weekly Address - 2/28/15

February 28, 2015 8:30 am



Working to ensure a dignified retirement for hard working Americans. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 2/21/15

February 23, 2015 6:30 am



Determining America's economic future Read More


President's Weekly Address - 2/14/15

February 16, 2015 8:30 am



Preparing America's children for college and a career Read More


President's Weekly Address - 02/7/15

February 07, 2015 2:00 pm



Everyone who works hard should get ahead Read More


President's Weekly Address - 1/31/15

January 31, 2015 8:30 am



Laying an economic foundation for a strong middle class Read More


President's Weekly Address - 1/24/15

January 24, 2015 12:30 pm



The President outlines his priorities from the State of the Union address Read More


President's Weekly Address - 1/17/15

January 17, 2015 7:00 am



Previewing the State of the Union Address Read More


President's Weekly Address - 1/10/15

January 12, 2015 6:00 am



The President reflects on the nation's economic progress. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 1/3/15

January 05, 2015 11:00 am



Vice President Biden ushers in the new year with a special message Read More


President's Weekly Address - 12/27/14

December 29, 2014 7:00 am



Holiday greetings from the First Family. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 12/20/14

December 22, 2014 7:30 am



Significant progress in our country's economic revival. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 12/13/14

December 15, 2014 6:00 am



President Obama thanks our women and men in uniform for their service Read More


President's Weekly Address - 12/6/14

December 08, 2014 11:00 am



The President highlights the latest jobs report. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 11/29/14

December 01, 2014 6:00 am



The President offers Thanksgiving wishes from the First Family. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 11/15/14

November 17, 2014 7:00 am



Enrollment under Affordable Care Act is now open. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 11/8/14

November 10, 2014 9:00 am



President Obama honors the nation's veterans. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 11/1/14

November 03, 2014 8:00 am



The President seeks to turn attention to the needs of women and families. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 10/25/14

October 27, 2014 9:00 am



The President discusses the measures taken to counter Ebola threat. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 10/18/14

October 20, 2014 6:00 am



What you need to know about Ebola. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 10/11/14

October 11, 2014 9:00 am



Hard work should be rewarded in our nation. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 10/4/14

October 04, 2014 9:00 am



The importance of the middle class to the nation's economic recovery. Read More


Strong Job Growth in September

October 01, 2014 10:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

ADP National Employment Report shows jobs surge Read More


President's Weekly Address - 9/27/14

September 27, 2014 6:30 am



The President reinforces points he made before the U.N. General Assembly. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 9/20/14

September 20, 2014 12:00 pm



Building an international coalition to combat ISIL. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 9/13/14

September 13, 2014 9:00 am



A determination to eliminate a threat to world peace. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 9/6/14

September 06, 2014 10:00 am



It's time to give the middle class a chance to prosper. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 8/30/14

September 02, 2014 8:00 am



A Labor Day call to action to increase the minimum wage. Read More


Support Independent Black News Media

Help us cover our community

August 27, 2014 10:00 am



Support NorthStarNews.com's commitment to be an independent news source. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 8/23/14

August 23, 2014 7:30 am



The president highlights the progress made toward rebuilding the economy. Read More


Crisis in Ferguson: News Video

August 18, 2014 2:00 pm



Video news reports from various media outlets covering the crisis in Ferguson, MO. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 8/16/14

August 16, 2014 7:30 am



Making college affordable for all Americans. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 8/2/14

August 02, 2014 7:00 am



President Obama calls on Congress to support the middle class. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 7/26/14

July 26, 2014 6:30 am



The President discusses the need to close corporate tax loopholes. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 7/19/14

July 21, 2014 6:00 am



Equipping workers with the skills needed today and in the future. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 7/12/14

July 15, 2014 10:30 am



It's time for Republicans to step up and act responsibly. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 7/5/14

July 05, 2014 10:00 am



President Obama reflects on Independence Day. Read More


What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

July 03, 2014 6:00 am

By Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass' Independence Day challenge to America. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 6/23/14

June 23, 2014 8:00 am



Bringing workplace policies into the 21st Century. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 6/14/14

June 14, 2014 6:30 am



The President extends Father's Day wishes to America's dads. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 6/7/14

June 07, 2014 8:00 am



President Obama addresses the burden of loan debt on college students. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 5/31/14

June 02, 2014 6:00 am



The EPA works to reduce dangerous carbon emissions from power plants. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 5/24/14

May 24, 2014 6:00 am



President Obama pays tribute to the nation's military members. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 5/17/14

May 17, 2014 7:00 am



Finding ways to move forward with Republican support in Congress. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 5/10/14

May 10, 2014 7:00 am



The First Lady delivers a special Mother's Day message. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 5/3/14

May 05, 2014 7:30 am



An update on efforts to strengthen the economy and expand opportunity. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 4/26/14

April 26, 2014 8:00 am



Congress must take action to raise the minimum wage and help workers. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 4/19/14

April 19, 2014 7:00 am



The President offers Easter and Passover Greetings. Read More


President's Weekly Address- 04/12/14

April 12, 2014 7:00 am



The President calls for equal pay for equal work. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 4/05/14

April 05, 2014 7:30 am



The President details the budget proposal he has put forward. Read More


College Athletes Can Form Union

March 27, 2014 7:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

N.L.R.B. ruling is game changer for student athletes. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 3/22/14

March 24, 2014 7:30 am



Extending opportunity for women in the economy. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 3/15/14

March 17, 2014 11:00 am



The President calls for strengthening overtime pay protections. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 3/8/14

March 08, 2014 7:00 am



Pushing Congress to raise the minimum wage for American workers. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 3/1/14

March 01, 2014 8:00 am



A new initiative to fund transformative infrastructure jobs. Read More


Policy Notes

Will President Obama Help Black Males?

February 24, 2014 9:00 am

By Dr. Charles E Lewis, Jr.

A look at public policy specifically affecting Black Americans. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 2/22/14

February 22, 2014 7:00 am



A call on Congress to raise the minimum wage for American workers. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 2/15/14

February 15, 2014 8:30 am



Calling on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage. Read More


To Be Equal

February 12, 2014 2:25 pm

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Black History Month is needed now more than ever. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 2/8/14

February 10, 2014 6:00 am



A commitment to expanding opportunity for all Americans. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 02/01/14

February 03, 2014 12:00 am



The focus of this week's address is restoring opportunity for all. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 1/25/14

January 27, 2014 8:30 am



The President calls for action to end sexual assaults women in college. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 1/18/14

January 18, 2014 11:00 am



Working to expand opportunities for the middle class in 2014. Read More


President's Weekly Address 1/11/14

January 11, 2014 6:00 am



A call for immediate action to extend unemployment benefits. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 1/4/14

January 04, 2014 7:30 am



Calling on Congress to extend emergency unemployment insurance. Read More


President's Weekly Address -12/28/13

December 28, 2013 8:00 am



President and First Lady Michelle Obama offer holiday greetings. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 12/21/13

December 21, 2013 8:30 am



Highlights of the bipartisan budget agreement reached with Congress. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 12/14/13

December 14, 2013 10:30 am



Marking the one year anniversary of the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 12/7/13

December 07, 2013 9:00 am



President Obama urges Congress to extend unemployment benefits. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 11/23/13

November 23, 2013 9:00 am



Finding common ground to keep the economy moving and growing. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 11/16/13

November 16, 2013 7:30 am



Progress on developing energy independence in America. Read More


Enough is anti-Violence Plea

November 12, 2013 9:30 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Minister Thomas Ellis is working to save the community from itself. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 11/09/13

November 09, 2013 7:00 am



President Obama salutes America's military veterans. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 11/2/13

November 02, 2013 6:30 am



We need a budget that reflects the priorities of our nation. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 10/26/13

October 26, 2013 6:30 am



The President discusses the Affordable Care Act. Read More


Grambling Players Protest

October 23, 2013 11:00 am



Read the letter from Grambling's football team to the university. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 10/19/13

October 19, 2013 8:00 am



The President discusses the end of the government shutdown. Read More


Anti-Violence Rally Set for Newark

October 14, 2013 11:30 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Groups come together to focus on curtailing violence in Newark. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 10/14/13

October 12, 2013 8:30 am



The President details his efforts to end the government shutdown. Read More


Nation's Papers Take on Shutdown

October 10, 2013 7:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

How the nation's newspapers view the government shutdown. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 10/5/13

October 07, 2013 4:00 pm



The President calls out House Republicans on the government shutdown. Read More


Morgan State Celebrates New J-School

October 02, 2013 6:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Baltimore Black College launches new era for Black journalism students. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 9/30/13

September 28, 2013 8:30 am



Averting a government shutdown and implementing health care reform. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 9/21/13

September 21, 2013 7:00 am



President Obama calls on Congress to raise the debt ceiling. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 9/14/13

September 14, 2013 6:00 am



The President discusses a diplomatic solution to the Syrian crisis. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 9/7/13

September 07, 2013 7:00 am



The President makes his case for U.S. military action in Syria. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 8/31/13

August 31, 2013 7:00 am



The President reflects on the significance of Labor Day. Read More


Remembering the '63 March

August 28, 2013 11:00 am



50 years ago today, power was uncomfortable in the nation's capital. Read More


@The March

August 27, 2013 10:00 pm

By The Circle of Hope

Circle of Hope video crew chats with March on Washington participants. Read More


@The March

August 27, 2013 3:00 pm

By The Circle of Hope

Our youth video team talks to March on Washington participants. Read More


@The March

August 27, 2013 2:30 pm

By The Circle of Hope

Our youth video team talks to Dick Gregory and Martin Luther King, III. Read More


@The March

August 26, 2013 7:30 pm

By NorthStar News Staff

Our Circle of Hope video squad was on the ground at the March on Washington. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 8/24/13

August 24, 2013 7:00 am



President Obama focuses on making college affordable. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 8/17/13

August 17, 2013 7:00 am



The President discusses implementing the Affordable Care Act. Read More


AG Address American Bar Association

August 14, 2013 6:30 am



Attorney General's remarks before the American Bar Association. Read More


FCC Caps Prison Phone Rates

August 12, 2013 8:00 am



High fees hampered family support of the incarcerated. Read More


Student Loan Changes Hit HBCUs

August 12, 2013 7:45 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Black colleges scramble as new student loan rules impact students. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 8/10/13

August 10, 2013 7:00 am



Reshaping the housing market to help the middle class. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 8/3/13

August 03, 2013 6:00 am



The President discusses his economic plan. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 7/13/13

July 13, 2013 6:30 am



An opportunity to pass bipartisan immigration reform. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 6/8/13

June 08, 2013 12:00 am



The President urges the Senate to pass immigration reform legislation. Read More


Special: Book Review

Summer Reading Can Increase Revenue in the Fall

June 07, 2013 8:00 am

By Dr. Cynthia Bond Hopson, Ph.D.

A review of two books by contributors Pearl Saad and Mel Shaw. Read More


The Future of HBCUs

March 20, 2013 8:30 am

By National Public Radio

N.C. A&T's win in NCAA hoops tourney shines light on Black colleges. Read More


State of the Union Text

February 13, 2013 12:00 am



Remarks delivered by President Obama on February 13, 2013. Read More


Introducing Saad and Shaw

February 07, 2013 6:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

We welcome two new contributors to the NorthStar News family. Read More


President's Remarks on Immigration Reform

January 30, 2013 8:30 am



Remarks by President Obama on immigration reform proposals. Read More


Film Challenges Climate Skeptics

October 10, 2012 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff and PR Newswire

Award winning documentary set to premier at U.N. Association Film Festival Read More


President's Weekly Address - 9/28/12

September 29, 2012 12:00 am



A call for Congress to help homeowners who are struggling. Read More


HBCU’s get DOE grants

September 22, 2012 7:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $227M grant to HBCUs. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 9/15/12

September 15, 2012 12:00 am



Honoring the service of Americans killed at U.S. Embassy in Libya. Read More


Labor Day Special

September 03, 2012 12:00 am



The documentary on the 1968 AFSCME Memphis sanitation workers strike. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 9/1/12

September 01, 2012 12:00 am



Giving thanks for our troops on the 2nd anniversary of end of Iraq combat. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 8/25/12

August 25, 2012 12:00 am



A focus on preserving and strengthening Medicare. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 8/18/12

August 18, 2012 12:00 am



A call for Congress to back initiatives aimed at education reform. Read More


Medicaid Patients left in Cold

August 07, 2012 12:00 am

By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News Service

New study reveals doctors won't see new Medicaid patients. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 7/28/12

July 28, 2012 12:00 am



A call for Congress to help the middle class with a tax cut extension. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 7/7/12

July 07, 2012 12:00 am



The President signs legislation to help aid college students. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 6/30/12

June 30, 2012 12:00 am



An all-out effort to fight the raging wildfires in Colorado. Read More


Health Ruling Pressures States

June 29, 2012 12:00 am

By Phil Galewitz and Marilyn Weber Sarafini, Kaiser Health News Service

Thursday's Supreme Court ruling puts pressure on states to act. Read More


Health Care Law Upheld

Supreme Court rules "Obamacare" Constitutional

June 29, 2012 12:00 am

By Jordan Rau and Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News Service

Chief Justice John Roberts sides with Supreme Court's liberal bloc. Read More


President Reacts to Court Ruling

June 29, 2012 12:00 am



President Obama's reaction to the Supreme Court health care ruling. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 6/23/12

June 23, 2012 12:00 am



A call for Congress to act on transportation bill and student loans. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 6/9/12

June 09, 2012 12:00 am



An appeal to Congress to put more teachers in the nation's schools. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 6/2/12

June 02, 2012 12:00 am



An appeal to Congress to support a plan to help companies hire veterans. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 5/26/12

May 26, 2012 12:00 am



President Obama pays tribute to the women and men in our Armed Forces. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 5/19/12

May 19, 2012 12:00 am



The President focuses on the need for Congress to act on Wall Street reforms. Read More


Obama Speaks at Barnard

May 15, 2012 12:00 am



President Obama delivers the commencement address at Barnard College. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 5/12/12

May 12, 2012 12:00 am



The President sends Congress a "To Do" list with creating jobs as a priority. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 5/5/12

May 05, 2012 12:00 am



The President calls on Congress to redirect war dollars to rebuild America. Read More


VIDEO: Obama in Afghanistan

May 02, 2012 12:00 am



President Obama travels to Afghanistan to sign strategic partnership pact. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 4/14/12

April 14, 2012 12:00 am



The President calls upon Congress to pass the Buffett Rule. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 3/31/12

March 31, 2012 12:00 am



The President presses Congress to pass the Buffett Rule for tax fairness. Read More


It's Nation Time!

March 29, 2012 12:00 am



The documentary of the historic 1972 Gary Black political convention. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 3/24/12

March 24, 2012 12:00 am



The President calls on Congress to pass bipartisan transportation bill. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 3/10/12

March 10, 2012 12:00 am



The focus of the weekly address is investing in clean energy. Read More


Job Growth Continues

March 08, 2012 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

ADP report for February shows 216,000 new jobs. Read More


President's Press Conference

March 07, 2012 12:00 am



The President held a press conference on March 6 to discuss various issues. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 3/3/12

March 03, 2012 12:00 am



The need for a clean energy future is the topic of today's Weekly Address. Read More


Black History Revised

February 27, 2012 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Claudette Colvin’s role in the civil rights movement deserves recognition. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 2/25/12

February 25, 2012 12:00 am



Energy policy is the focus of this week's presidential address. Read More


Black History Revised

February 21, 2012 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Barack Obama wasn’t the first Black man in the White House. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 2/18/12

February 18, 2012 12:00 am



The President stresses the need to strengthen the manufacturing sector. Read More


Black History Revised

February 16, 2012 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Black sailors rebel after Port Chicago munitions explosion kills hundreds. Read More


President's Weekly Address -2/11/12

February 11, 2012 12:00 am



President Obama calls for an extension of the payroll tax cut. Read More


Friday Take-Out

Space Traders

February 10, 2012 12:00 am

A look back at a very thought provoking short story

Would Republicans trade Black people away if they had the chance? Read More


Black History Revised

February 10, 2012 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

The Orangeburg Massacre is one of our nation's most shameful incidents. Read More


Xavier Expands Course Offerings

February 09, 2012 12:00 am

Xavier University News Service

New Orleans HBCU announces two new academic programs for Fall 2012. Read More


Black History Revised

Black College Day 1980 March on Washington

February 07, 2012 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Black college students took their concerns to Washington, DC in 1980. Read More


Urban League hosts Census Forum

February 04, 2012 12:00 am



Video of National Urban League and Census Bureau forum on Blacks and 2010 Census. Read More


Black History Revised

Morgan State students were the forerunner of sit-in movement

February 02, 2012 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Evidence points to Morgan State students starting lunch counter sit-in movement. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 1/28/12

January 28, 2012 12:00 am



A challenge to Congress to work cooperatively to restore nation. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 1/21/12

January 21, 2012 12:00 am



This week the President addresses expanding the economy and job creation. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 1/14/12

January 14, 2012 12:00 am



The President discusses his efforts to increase the production of U.S. goods. Read More


Shaw Sets MLK Commemoration

January 13, 2012 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Shaw University announces campus events to mark the MLK National Holiday. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 1/7/12

January 07, 2012 12:00 am



The President shares his New Year's Resolution for the country. Read More


Dec Jobs Numbers Trend Up

January 06, 2012 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

BLS reports a 200,000 jobs gain in the month of December. Read More


ADP Reports 325K Dec. Jobs Gain

January 05, 2012 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

National Employment Report precedes tomorrow's BLS official numbers. Read More


Colleges Ready for MLK Week of Peace

January 04, 2012 12:00 am

Xavier University News Service

New Orleans colleges prepare for Martin Luther King Week of Peace. Read More


President's Weekly Address

December 31, 2011 12:00 am



The President encourages Americans to work together in 2012. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 12/24/11

December 24, 2011 12:00 am



President & First Lady wish America's military families a happy holiday. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 12/17/11

December 17, 2011 12:00 am



The President marks the official end of the Iraq War. Read More


President's Weekly Address- 12/10/11

December 10, 2011 12:00 am



The President calls on Congress to extend the payroll tax cut. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 12/3/11

December 03, 2011 12:00 am



The President discusses the importance of extending the payroll tax cut. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 11/26/11

November 24, 2011 12:00 am



The President extends Thanksgiving wishes to American families. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 11/19/11

November 19, 2011 12:00 am



Indonesia and creating new markets for exports is today's subject. Read More


Bowie extends Global Reach

President returns from China trip

November 11, 2011 12:00 am

By Amanda Warfield, Bowie State Public Affairs

Bowie State University works to increase international partnerships. Read More


Shaw Scholarship Honors Late Educator

Family of former State Senator Vernon Malone establishes scholarship

November 07, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

The late Vernon Malone, a former Shaw Trustee and state legislator is honored. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 11/5/11

November 05, 2011 12:00 am



Vice President Joe Biden calls on Congress to pass the American Jobs Act. Read More


Modest Job Growth in October

November 04, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Slight drop in unemployment first decrease since July. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 10/29/11

October 29, 2011 12:00 am



The President urges Congress to take action to create jobs. Read More


Will NCAA Rule Change affect HBCUs?

October 28, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

New Division I rules could impact sports at Black colleges Read More


Bowie State Sexual Violence Conference

Second event of mini-conference series

October 26, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Event will focus on developing campus sexual assault policies. Read More


U.S. Troops to Leave Iraq

October 22, 2011 12:00 am



President announces all troops to leave by end of the year. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 10/22/11

October 22, 2011 12:00 am



The President discusses the death of Libyan leader Moammar el-Qadhafi. Read More


We Will Overcome

October 17, 2011 12:00 am



President Obama's remarks at the Martin Luther King Memorial dedication. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 10/15/11

October 15, 2011 12:00 am



President Obama highlights the details of the new trade agreement. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 10/8/11

October 08, 2011 12:00 am



The President urges Congress to pass the American Jobs Act. Read More


Presidential Press Conference on Jobs

October 07, 2011 12:00 am



The President held a press conference to discuss jobs package. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 10/1/11

October 01, 2011 12:00 am



The President reiterates his call for Congress to pass his jobs bill. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 9/24/11

September 24, 2011 12:00 am



President Obama discusses changes to the No Child Left Behind Act. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 9/17/11

September 17, 2011 12:00 am



This week, the President discusses why Congress needs to pass the jobs bill. Read More


Don't sit on sidelines in jobs debate

September 16, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Make your voice heard on the debate in Washington D.C. on creating jobs. Read More


Clyburn on Deficit Super Committee

September 15, 2011 12:00 am



Statement of Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), sole Black lawmaker on deficit panel. Read More


Black Leaders React to Jobs Plan

September 13, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

A snapshot of reaction by Black leaders to the President's jobs plan. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 9/3/11

September 03, 2011 12:00 am



The President calls on Congress to extend transportation bill. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 8/27/11

August 27, 2011 12:00 am



A tribute to first responders to mark 10th anniversary of 9/11 attacks. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 8/20/11

August 20, 2011 12:00 am



This week, the President focuses on the will of the American public. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 8/13/11

August 13, 2011 12:00 am



President urges Americans to push Congress to pass stalled bills. Read More


Say it Shay!

August 04, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Bringing the perspective of the hip-hop generation to our audience. Read More


President OKs Deficit Deal

August 01, 2011 12:00 am



President Obama speaks in support of deficit deal on July 31, 2011. Read More


Down to the Wire

July 29, 2011 12:00 am



With a deadline looming, the President calls for action on debt ceiling. Read More


Curbing Health Care Costs

July 25, 2011 12:00 am

By Kaiser Health News Service

Experts discuss ways to curb health care costs. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 7/22/11

July 23, 2011 12:00 am



The President pushes for a bipartisan approach to tackle the deficit. Read More


Presidential Press Conference

July 23, 2011 12:00 am



A press briefing was held to discuss the breakdown in deficit talks. Read More


Health Law Bolsters School Clinics

July 19, 2011 12:00 am

By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News Service

New health care law funds in-school clinics. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 7/9/11

July 09, 2011 12:00 am



President Obama calls for a balanced approach to fix the deficit. Read More


ADP Reports June Jobs Gain

Slight rebound from dismal May numbers

July 07, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Payroll giant reports June jobs increase ahead of BLS report tomorrow. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 7/2/11

July 02, 2011 12:00 am



The President discusses the budget deficit and job creation. Read More


Obama Health Strategy

July 01, 2011 12:00 am



Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin appeared on C-SPAN to lay out plan. Read More


What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

July 01, 2011 12:00 am

By Frederick Douglass

Our annual tribute to one of our nation's greatest leaders. Read More


Black Music Month - 2011

"Ain't No Stopping Us Now"

June 30, 2011 12:00 am



We end Black Music Month with an anthem for the ages. Read More


HBCU’s Technology Frontier

June 24, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Technology conference to feature session for Black colleges. Read More


Health Care Update

June 21, 2011 12:00 am

By Jackie Judd, Kaiser Health News Service

A special update on budget negotiations on Capitol Hill. Read More


Black Music Month - 2011

"Stand"

June 21, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

A classic empowerment theme from Sly and the Family Stone. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 6/18/11

June 18, 2011 12:00 am



President Obama reflects on the meaning of fatherhood. Read More


Black Music Month - 2011

"The People"

June 17, 2011 12:00 am



Common sends a positive message about the strength of our community. Read More


Black Music Month - 2011

Celebrating the legacy of Black protest music

June 15, 2011 10:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Lamont Dozier performs a classic 1970's Watergate era protest song. Read More


Black Music Month - 2011

June 08, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

We continue our salute with a classic written by Donny Hathaway. Read More


Upcoming Events

Summer season of conferences kicks-off

June 07, 2011 12:00 am



Upcoming conferences and events you should mark on your calendar. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 6/4/11

June 04, 2011 12:00 am



The President discusses manufacturing and the auto industry. Read More


A New Dietary Guideline

June 04, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

The federal government introduces a new guideline for healthy eating. Read More


CBC Fall Conference Set

Annual event attracts thousands to nation’s capital

June 03, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Black Caucus Foundation announces annual fall conference. Read More


Black Music Month - 2011

Wake Up Everybody

June 03, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

The classic "Wake Up Everybody" by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes. Read More


Bleak May Jobs Report

Economy stalls during the month of May

June 02, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

ADP’s National Employment Report predicts dismal May employment report. Read More


Health Law's Prevention Benefits

June 01, 2011 12:00 am

Kasier Health News Service

The new health care law provides benefits for some preventive care. Read More


Black Music Month - 2011

June 01, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

June is Black Music Month and we honor pioneering Black artists. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 5/28/11

May 28, 2011 12:00 am



Vice President Joe Biden discusses the turnaround of the auto industry. Read More


Xavier Selects New Dean

University shuffles staff in realignment

May 26, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Business Chair tabbed to head College of Arts & Sciences. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 5/14/11

May 14, 2011 12:00 am



This week, the President addresses domestic oil production. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 5/7/11

May 07, 2011 12:00 am



The President focuses on the need to invest in clean energy technology. Read More


All Shaw Seniors in Commencement

University President recognizes impact of tornado

May 06, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Shaw University will allow all seniors to attend Commencement. Read More


ADP Reports Jobs Bump

Monthly report precedes official government report

May 05, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Payroll giant releases April numbers in anticipation of BLS report. Read More


Forum to Critique Malcolm X Bio

Work by the late Dr. Manning Marable sparks fierce debate

May 04, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Panel to dissect the latest work on the life of iconic figure Read More


Shaw on Road to Recovery

May 03, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Shaw University is working to recover from devastating tornado. Read More


White House Correspondents Dinner

May 01, 2011 12:00 am

Source: The Washington Post

President Obama delivers his monologue at the annual event. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 4/30/11

April 30, 2011 12:00 am



President Obama calls for an end to subsidies for oil companies. Read More


GOP Medicare Plan Losing Seniors Support

April 28, 2011 12:00 am

By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News Service

Survey by Kaiser Family Foundation tracks seniors skepticism. Read More


Bowie State Sets Commencement

April 26, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Noted Baltimore clergyman picked as commencement speaker Read More


President's Weekly Address - 4/23/11

April 23, 2011 12:00 am



Rising gas prices are the focus of this week's presidential address. Read More


HHS Looks at Health Disparities

April 19, 2011 12:00 am

By Mary Agnes Carey, Kaiser Health News Service

HHS official addresses efforts to close health disparities. Read More


Shaw President on Storm Damage

April 19, 2011 12:00 am

Dr. Irma McClaurin, President, Shaw University

Shaw University President addresses storm damage to the HBCU campus. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 4/16/11

April 16, 2011 12:00 am



In his weekly address, President Obama addresses the nation's deficit. Read More


Health Care Centers Face Demands

Health Overhaul Could Double Community Health Centers' Caseload

April 16, 2011 12:00 am

By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News Service

Community centers could see jump in caseloads under health-care law. Read More


President's Remarks on Deficit

April 14, 2011 12:00 am



Text of the President's remarks at George Washington University. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 4/9/11

April 09, 2011 12:00 am



The President discusses the budget compromise reached with the GOP. Read More


Blacks Still Feeling Jobs Pinch

More jobs in April but Blacks still lag in economic picture

April 01, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

April jobs number up but Blacks still disproportionately unemployed. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 3/26/11

March 26, 2011 12:00 am

The White House

The President discusses the events in Libya and the role of NATO. Read More


Budget Busters

March 24, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Today's Budget Buster is the V22-Osprey aircraft. Read More


Budget Busters

March 21, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Today's budget buster is the Virginia-class nuclear submarine. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 3/19/11

March 19, 2011 12:00 am



The President discusses his efforts to open trade in Latin America. Read More


Will Arms Spending Face Scrutiny?

Defense spending limits the nation’s options

March 15, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

As the budget battle rages, defense spending is a big target Read More


President's Weekly Address - 3/12/11

March 12, 2011 12:00 am



President Obama salutes Women's History Month. Read More


Morial tabbed for Xavier Commencement

New Orleans HBCU announces Commencement lineup

March 10, 2011 2:00 pm

By NorthStar News Staff

Urban League CEO to give address to Xavier University Class of 2011. Read More


Obama Presses Ed Agenda

March 10, 2011 12:00 am



The President spoke in Boston to push his education agenda. Read More


The War on the Economy

Iraq, Afghanistan draining the nation dry

March 08, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

U.S. military conflicts are draining the nation’s resources. Read More


Bowie Prof on National Board

Dr. Annie Leslie named to Postsecondary Education Panel

March 07, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Bowie State professor is tabbed by Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 3/5/11

March 05, 2011 12:00 am



The President urges Congress to make responsible budget cuts. Read More


ADP Reports Jobs Gain

Monthly economic report indicates up tick in the economy

March 04, 2011 12:00 am



Monthly jobs report foreshadows Bureau of Labor Statistics report. Read More


Jobs Numbers Up in February

Blacks still lagging in the economy

March 04, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Positive signs belie exclusion of Blacks from recovery. Read More


Public Still Supports Unions

Polls give some hope to embattled public-sector labor unions

March 02, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Despite political attacks, nation still supports unions. Read More


Xavier Hosts Health Conference

New Orleans HBCU focuses on health care disparities

March 01, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

HBCU hosts fourth annual health care disparities conference. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 2/26/11

February 26, 2011 12:00 am



The President urges Congress to make investments for the future. Read More


Forum on Black Economic Crisis

February 24, 2011 12:00 am



NorthStar News joins with NY radio program for Town Hall meeting. Read More


Fools Paradise?

Recent poll reveals attitudes inconsistent with economic pain

February 23, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Are Black Americans delusional in their optimism on the economy? Read More


Icons Receive Presidential Medal

February 16, 2011 12:00 am

The White House

The President bestows highest civilian honor upon several Black icons. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 02/12/11

February 12, 2011 12:00 am



The President discusses his budget proposal and fiscal accountability. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 2/5/11

February 05, 2011 12:00 am



A new lab at Penn State University focuses on business innovation. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 1/29/11

January 29, 2011 12:00 am



The President reinforces his State of the Union message on the economy. Read More


Call to Win Future

Challenges GOP to work toward solutions

January 26, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

The President challenges the nation to rise to the occasion. Read More


State of Disunion

President Obama addresses House in midst of crisis

January 25, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

The nation will be waiting to hear the President's plan to create jobs. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 1/22/11

January 22, 2011 12:00 am



The President discusses steps he is taking to restore the economy. Read More


News Alert

Group calls for arrest of former Haiti dictator

January 18, 2011 12:00 am



Haiti Support Project calls for the arrest of "Baby Doc" Duvalier. Read More


I AM A MAN

January 15, 2011 12:00 am

Produced by AFSCME

Documentary on Dr. King and the Memphis sanitation workers strike. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 1/15/11

January 15, 2011 12:00 am



President Obama calls for a spirit of national unity in wake of tragedy. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 1/8/11

January 08, 2011 12:00 am



President Obama discusses the benefits of the tax cut compromise. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 1/1/11

January 01, 2011 12:00 am



The President resolves to tackle the nation's economic problems. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 12/18/10

December 18, 2010 12:00 am



The President urges the Senate to ratify the new START. Read More


Today in Black America - December 14

December 14, 2010 12:00 am



The top stories in the nation's press for December 14, 2010. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 12/11/10

December 11, 2010 12:00 am



President Obama calls on Congress to pass the tax cut compromise package. Read More


Tax Cuts 101

December 11, 2010 12:00 am



The White House explains the tax cut package put forth by President Obama. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 12/4/10

December 04, 2010 12:00 am



Vice President Biden calls for the extension of middle class tax cuts. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 11/27/10

November 27, 2010 12:00 am



President Obama discusses the steps he is taking to create jobs. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 11/20/10

November 20, 2010 12:00 am



The President discusses the need to ratify a new nuclear treaty with Russia. Read More


Midterm Lessons

November 16, 2010 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

In the first of a series, Ron Daniels offers his postelection analysis. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 11/13/10

November 13, 2010 12:00 am



President Obama discusses the importance of trade with Asia. Read More


Blacks in the GOP

GOP will send two Blacks to the 111th Congress

November 10, 2010 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Will the two new Black Republicans on the Hill change the party's tune. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 11/6/10

November 06, 2010 12:00 am



A week after the midterm elections, the President discusses his priorities. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 10/30/10

October 30, 2010 12:00 am



The President calls for bipartisan efforts to boost the economy. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 10/23/10

October 25, 2010 12:00 am



The President defends his Wall Street reforms against GOP threats to repeal. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 10/16/10

October 16, 2010 12:00 am



The President discusses the need to close corporate tax loopholes. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 10/2/10

October 02, 2010 12:00 am



The President discusses his administration's clean energy program. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 9/25/10

September 25, 2010 12:00 am



President Obama lays out his economic agenda for the nation. Read More


GOP's New Pledge

Seeks to take advantage of voter anger

September 23, 2010 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

The Republican House leadership is set to unveil its recovery plan. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 9/18/10

September 18, 2010 12:00 am



The President addresses the loophole in campaign finance law. Read More


Malveaux Releases New Book at CBC

Bennett College President Pens Book on Black Economics

September 16, 2010 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

New book chronicles the economic power and contributions of Blacks. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 9/11/10

September 11, 2010 12:00 am



President Obama reflects on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Read More


VIDEO: White House Press Conference

September 11, 2010 12:00 am



President Obama held a press conference on September 10, 2010. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 8/4/10

September 04, 2010 12:00 am



The President addresses the importance of the American worker. Read More


Katrina Anniversary

August 30, 2010 12:00 am



New Orleans Times-Picayune coverage of Hurricane Katrina anniversary. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 7/21/10

August 21, 2010 12:00 am



The President takes on Republicans for blocking campaign finance reform. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 8/14/10

August 14, 2010 12:00 am



President Obama marks the 75th anniversary of Social Security. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 8/07/10

August 07, 2010 12:00 am



The President discusses a new report on the status of Medicare. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 7/17/10

July 17, 2010 12:00 am



A challenge to Republicans to help the unemployed and small businesses. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 7/10/10

July 10, 2010 12:00 am



A new initiative to help veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 7/3/10

July 03, 2010 12:00 am



The President announces a $2 billion solar energy initiative. Read More


What To the Slave Is the Fourth of July?

July 02, 2010 12:00 am

By Frederick Douglass

Our annual reprint of Mr. Douglass' masterful oratory delivered in 1852. Read More


ADP Jobs Report - Little Good News

July 01, 2010 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Monthly jobs report foreshadows Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Read More


NABJ Celebrates Social Media Day

Black journalists on BlogTalk Radio

June 30, 2010 12:00 am



BlogTalk Radio show, with NS Executive Editor Walter Fields as a guest. Read More


FCC Looks at Media Ownership

Agency seeks public comment during quadrennial review

June 28, 2010 12:00 am

By NorthStar News

Federal communications agency is reviewing media ownership. Read More


Civil Rights Groups on Kagan

June 28, 2010 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

The positions of civil rights groups on Elena Kagan Supreme Court nomination. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 6/26/10

June 26, 2010 12:00 am



The President urges Congress to send him the bill on Wall Street reform. Watch Video


Wall Street Reform Deal Set

House and Senate reach agreement on financial reform

June 25, 2010 12:00 am



President Obama comments on the Wall Street reform deal reached by Congress. Watch Video


President's Weekly Address - 6/19/10

June 19, 2010 12:00 am



President calls on Republicans to stop blocking key legislation. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 6/12/10

June 12, 2010 12:00 am



President Obama calls on Senate Republicans to act on Medicare. Read More


The Education of Artur Davis

Obama “success” model has limited reach in states

June 10, 2010 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Davis' train wreck in Alabama is a cautionary tale for Black politicians. Read More


Black Music Month

We need a return to a message

June 08, 2010 12:00 am



In honor of Black Music Month, we share some of our favorite music. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 6/5/10

June 05, 2010 12:00 am



The President speaks from Louisiana on the status of the BP oil spill. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 5/29/10

May 29, 2010 12:00 am



Honoring the memory of soldiers who have died serving America. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 5/22/10

May 22, 2010 12:00 am



President Obama announces the commission to examine the BP oil spill. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 5/15/10

May 15, 2010 12:00 am



President Obama discusses his efforts to enact financial reform. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 5/8/10

May 08, 2010 12:00 am



The President addresses health care reforms already taking effect. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 5/1/10

May 01, 2010 12:00 am



President Obama addresses the need for campaign finance reform. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 4/24/10

April 24, 2010 12:00 am



The President calls reform of Wall Street one of the nation's priorities. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 4/17/10

April 17, 2010 12:00 am



President Obama details his efforts to hold Wall Street bankers accountable. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 4/3/10

April 03, 2010 12:00 am



President Obama extends Easter and Passover greetings to the nation. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 3/27/10

March 27, 2010 12:00 am



Health care reform and student loans are the focus of this week's address. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 3/21/10

March 20, 2010 12:00 am



President Obama calls for action on financial reform. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 3/13/10

March 13, 2010 12:00 am



The President addresses the No Child Left Behind Act and school reform. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 3/6/10

March 06, 2010 12:00 am



President Obama explains the benefits of health care reform. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 2/27/20

February 27, 2010 12:00 am



President Obama reacts to Thursday's Health Care Summit. Read More


VIDEO: Health Care Summit

February 27, 2010 12:00 am



President Obama leads bipartisan summit with Congressional leaders. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 2/20/10

February 20, 2010 12:00 am



President Obama addresses the need for health care reform. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 2/13/10

February 13, 2010 12:00 am



The President discusses the "Pay as You Go" law. Read More


VIDEO: Black History Flashback

February 11, 2010 12:00 am



Civil rights leaders demand voting rights at '64 Democratic Convention. Read More


VIDEO: President's News Conference

February 10, 2010 12:00 am



President's news conference on February 9, 2010. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 2/06/10

February 06, 2010 12:00 am



The President urges Congress to act on his proposals to help small businesses. Read More


Ford on Colbert Show

February 03, 2010 12:00 am



Possible NY senatorial candidate Harold Ford on comedian Stephen Colbert's show. Read More


VIDEO: Obama Meets GOP

January 30, 2010 12:00 am



President Obama met with House Republicans in Baltimore to discuss differences. Read More


VIDEO: President's Weekly Address - 1/30/10

January 30, 2010 12:00 am



President Obama focuses on deficit reduction in his weekly address. Read More


Haiti Support Project Statement

January 21, 2010 12:00 am

By Ron Daniels

The Haiti Support Project issues call for a Haiti "Marshall Plan." Read More


Rep. Elijah Cummings

The difficulties of getting things done

October 03, 2009 9:45 am



NorthStarNews.com speaks with Maryland's Rep. Elijah Cummings at the 39th Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. Watch Video


Haiti in Focus at CBCF

Panel to focus on building support for Republic

September 24, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Rep. John Conyers to host forum on the Republic of Haiti at CBCF ALC. Read More


CBCF Panel to Examine Race

Discussion set against the backdrop of recent events

September 24, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Institute for the Black World 21st Century hosts Black Family Summit. Read More


Special Report: Haiti

Reflections on Cruising Into History 2004

August 18, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Dr. Ron Daniels recounts the first pilgrimage to Haiti in 2004. Read More


A New Voice in Brooklyn

Newcomer seeks Borough Presidency

August 07, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Brooklyn native seeks to lead borough; focusing on education and housing. Read More


Stuck on Stupid

A weekly look at the absurd

July 29, 2009 12:00 am



You can't make this stuff up. It seems like the Village Idiots have taken over. Read More


Special Report: Haiti

The Stars Align In Favor of Progress for Haiti

July 22, 2009 12:00 am

By Dr. Ron Daniels

Dr. Ron Daniels provides background on the special briefing he convened on Capitol Hill. Read More


Black Graves Defiled

Historic Black Cemetery Violated

July 09, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

A historic Black cemetery outside of Chicago has been violated by workers. Read More


Michael Jackson Memorial

July 08, 2009 12:00 am



Watch the webcast of yesterday's memorial service for Michael Jackson. Read More


Remembering a Legend

Michael Jackson, 1958 - 2009

July 07, 2009 12:00 pm



We salute the life, legacy and music of Michael Jackson. Read More


Hill Briefing on Fatherhood

Examines "Julia Carson Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Families Act"

June 02, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Illinois Congressman Danny Davis spearheads briefing on fatherhood. Read More


They Went To Sasha & Malia's House

Preschool students visit the White House

April 24, 2009 12:00 am

Candice Harding, Howard University News Service

Howard U. Hospital Child Development Center preschoolers go to the White House. Read More


NorthStar News Bulletin

Black Unemployment Hits 13.3%

April 03, 2009 8:53 am



The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released unemployment figures for March. Read More


Congress Today

March 23, 2009 12:00 am



Congressional committee hearings of note for March 23, 2009. Read More


Conference on Healthy Marriages

Howard event to underscore responsible parenting

March 19, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

With the latest U.S. Census Bureau data indicating that 40 percent of U.S. births are out of wedlock, the impact on the family unit is clear. Read More


Congress Today

March 18, 2009 12:00 am



Congressional hearings of note for March 18, 2009. Read More


Congress Today

March 17, 2009 12:00 am



Congressional hearings of note for March 17, 2009. Read More


Congress Today

March 12, 2009 5:30 am



Congressional hearings of note for March 12, 2009. Read More


Congress Today

March 11, 2009 6:00 am



Congressional committee hearings of note for March 11, 2009. Read More


Congress Today

March 10, 2009 11:45 am



Congressional committee hearings of note for March 10, 2009. Read More


NorthStarNews Bulletin

March 06, 2009 12:00 am



Black unemployment hits 13.4 percent in February. Read More


Congress Today

Committee Hearings on Schedule

March 05, 2009 9:10 am



Congressional committee hearings of note for March 5, 2009. Read More


Congress Today

Committee Hearings on Schedule

March 04, 2009 8:00 am



Congressional committee hearings of note for March 4, 2009. Read More


Congress Today

Committee Hearings on Schedule

February 26, 2009 10:05 am



Congressional committee hearings of note for February 26, 2009. Read More


Congress Today

Committee Hearings on Schedule

February 25, 2009 1:00 am



Congressional committee hearings of note for February 25, 2009. Read More


Congress Today

Committee Hearings on Schedule

February 24, 2009 11:45 am



Congressional committee hearings of note for February 24, 2009. Read More


Will Black Colleges Survive Obama Era?

Will post-racial rhetoric kill historic campuses?

December 17, 2008 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

In Georgia there is growing concern over the future of historically Black Albany State University due to a proposal that is being floated in the Georgia legislature to merge the campus with predominantly white Darton College. The move to merge Albany State, a 103 year old institution, is provoking concern and outrage from students, alumni and the Black community in general; that its historical mission will be diluted. Read More


105 Years and Going Strong

New Jersey Woman's Amazing Journey

December 10, 2008 12:00 pm

By NSnewstv Staff

She has seen 18 presidents, beginning with Teddy Roosevelt, during her lifetime and is looking forward to yet another; this time a Black American. In the span of her life Sarah Carter Brown has lived through the Great Depression, Jim Crow, the civil rights movement and the historic 2008 presidential election. Read More


CBCF Book on Sale

Chronicles history of the Congressional Black Caucus

December 10, 2008 1:00 am

BY NSnewstv.com

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation is offering a holiday sales special on its well documented book detailing the history of the Congressional Black Caucus. Read More


Hill Democrats Name Leadership

November 21, 2008 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

Senate and House Democrats select a slate of leadership for the 111th Congress. Read More


Lee Picked to Lead CBC

Hero of anti-war movement gets leadership post

November 20, 2008 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

California Democrat Rep. Barbara Lee has been elected by her peers to be the new chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) for the 111th Congress. Read More


Today in Congress - Sept. 23

September 23, 2008 12:00 am



Today's activities of note on Capitol Hill. Read More


Today in Congress - Sept. 22

September 22, 2008 12:00 am



Today's activities of note on Capitol Hill. Read More


Today in Congress - Sept. 16

September 16, 2008 12:00 am



Today's activities of note on Capitol Hill. Read More


Today in Congress - Sept. 15

September 15, 2008 12:00 am



Today's activities of note on Capitol Hill. Read More


Today in Congress - Sept. 12

September 12, 2008 12:00 am



Today's activities of note on Capitol Hill. Read More


Haiti SOS

September 12, 2008 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

You can make a contribution to Haitian relief efforts through one of the organizations listed. Read More


Today in Congress - Sept. 11

September 11, 2008 12:00 am



Today's activities of note on Capitol Hill. Read More


Today in Congress - Sept. 10

September 10, 2008 12:00 am



Today's activities of note on Capitol Hill. Read More


Layoffs Continue to Impact the Economy

July Numbers Indicate Losses across Industries, Regions

August 29, 2008 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

Employers are continuing to downsize their workforces in the face of the slumping economy. Read More


July Labor Statistics Show Downward Slide

Economy Still Struggling to Rebound

August 29, 2008 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its monthly Employment Si Read More


In The Aftermath of Sean Bell: The Need for a Special Prosecutor in Police Misconduct Cases

August 27, 2008 1:33 am

By Robert Tarver

Some issues are best served with quiet reflection. Now, some time after the Sean Bell verdict, the t Read More


All Clinton, All the Time

New York Senator Shows Class on Convention Floor

August 27, 2008 1:33 am



On a drama filled night in Denver, New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton left no doubt about her s Read More


BLS reports fatal work related injuries down

Workplaces appear to be safer

August 27, 2008 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that fatal work injuries declined in 2007, a promising Read More


President's Weekly Address - 7/20/13

November 30, -0001 12:00 am



The confirmation of Rich Cordray to lead the new consumer protection bureau. Read More