today in black history

March 23, 2017

Maynard Jackson, the first Black elected Mayor of Atlanta, was born on this date in 1938 in Dallas, Texas.




Shots Fired

March 22, 2017 8:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

New FOX show explores police shootings;premiers tonight. Read More


Trump Budget Cuts could hit Home

March 20, 2017 7:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

How you could feel the pain under Trump Budget. Read More


A Budget a Hawk Can Love

March 20, 2017 7:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Trump proposes a Defense budget on steroids. Read More


Analysis: GOP’s Assault on 9th Circuit

March 17, 2017 10:00 am

By Robert Tarver, Legal Analyst

It appears Republicans are engaging in political retaliation. Read More


MD’s HBCUs Demand Parity

Federal lawsuit and state legislation mark turning point

March 16, 2017 11:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Black colleges press for equal standing with traditionally white institutions. Read More


Conyers renews call for Reparations Study

March 15, 2017 7:30 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Michigan House member continues to champion study commission. Read More


Honor Urged for Simeon Booker

March 14, 2017 7:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Congressional Medal of Honor proposed for legendary Black journalist. Read More


NYPD Practices to be Examined

March 08, 2017 2:30 pm



US Civil Rights Commission set to hold a public briefing in New York City. Read More


Breaking News: AG to meet with Civil Rights Leaders

March 06, 2017 5:00 pm

By NorthStar News Staff

Meeting to take place tomorrow. Read More


Analysis: Black College Alumni Must Lobby

March 04, 2017 11:30 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

HBCUs must move beyond optics of Trump meeting. Read More


The State of Disunion

March 01, 2017 2:00 pm

By NorthStar News Staff

Donald Trump’s dystopian America. Read More


President's Address to Congress

March 01, 2017 12:00 pm



The full text of President Trump's address to a joint session of Congress. Read More


Analysis: President's News Conference

Executive Distractions

February 17, 2017 8:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

The media must devour the Trump administration with truth. Read More


Analysis: Trump's Immigration Ban

January 30, 2017 6:30 am

By Robert Tarver, Legal Analyst

The legal issues percolating behind President Trump's immigration ban. Read More


2016 in Review

December 31, 2016 11:00 am



How we covered and viewed the events of 2016. Read More


Policy Spotlight: Workplace Discrimination

December 12, 2016 7:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Report highlights challenges of fighting job related discrimination. Read More


Community Voices on Foreclosure Crisis

December 11, 2016 7:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

NorthStarNews.com hosts public hearing on banking practices. Read More


New Jersey’s Foreclosure Crisis

December 08, 2016 11:30 am

By NorthStar News Staff

State ranks as one of the worse for foreclosures; Blacks hit hard Read More


Fannie Mae sued by Housing Alliance

December 08, 2016 7:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Groups cite racial disparity in maintaining foreclosed properties. Read More


Standing Rock

November 23, 2016 1:00 pm



The crisis at the Sioux Standing Rock reservation is growing ominous. Read More


Special: Interview with Bob Johnson

November 18, 2016 2:00 pm

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

BET founder and entrepreneur Bob Johnson assesses Black politics post-November election. Read More


State of the Black World Conference

November 16, 2016 7:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

State of the Black World Conference IV convenes in Newark. Read More


A look back at the 2016 Election

November 15, 2016 7:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

A look back at the 2016 presidential campaign. Read More


State Ballot Questions

November 05, 2016 7:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

A look at important ballot questions in select states on November 8. Read More


Down Ballot Referenda

November 04, 2016 10:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Voters need to cast ballots on important public questions on November 8. Read More


New Look at Horrors of Rikers Island

October 25, 2016 7:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

A new documentary exposes New York City’s notorious prison. Read More


Faith Groups Mobilize Down Ballot

October 20, 2016 8:30 am

By NorthStar News Staff

National network working to get voters to polls on November 8. Read More


What Black Girls Face

October 16, 2016 12:00 pm

By NorthStar News Staff

Opening panel at Equity Summit in Pittsburgh defines issues Read More


Supporting Black Girls in Pittsburgh

October 15, 2016 3:00 pm

By NorthStar News Staff

Effort in western Pennsylvania seeks to support Black girls. Read More


What this Debate was Not

Post-debate wrap-up from the campus of Hofstra University

September 27, 2016 12:00 pm

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Using a debate to score a presidential race is like handicapping horses. Read More


States Matters!

Did you know the clock is being turned back in state capitals every day?

August 29, 2016 10:30 am



Our new e-newsletter tracks politics in state capitals. Read More


Convention Watch: A Lack of Courage

July 21, 2016 9:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

We have produced generations of gatekeepers and not leaders Read More


What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

July 04, 2016 7:00 am

By Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass' masterful and bold Independence Day 1852 speech. Read More


Morgan State deemed ‘National Treasure’

May 04, 2016 4:30 pm

By NorthStar News Staff

National Historic Trust designates entire campus of Maryland Black college Read More


The Roots of Clintonism

April 21, 2016 6:30 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Self-Interest and Political Ambition meets Party Desperation Read More


Sanders lights up New York audience

April 15, 2016 9:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Cries of “Tell it Bernie!” ring out at National Action Network appearance Read More


Health Impacts of Climate Change

April 07, 2016 8:30 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Communities of color vulnerable to effects of climate change Read More


PhD Project Seeks to Diversify Faculty

April 04, 2016 7:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Project aims to diversify college faculty. Read More


The Polling Truth

March 31, 2016 9:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Democratic presidential race is more complex than being reported. Read More


National Reentry Week Set

March 30, 2016 11:30 am

By NorthStar News Staff

A week to focus on the return home of the incarcerated. Read More


States Lead Assault on Equity

March 25, 2016 7:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

While public is fixated on DC politics, states inflict significant harm Read More


IBW Reparations Summit Schedule

April 07, 2015 8:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Summit set to kick-off with Thursday event in Harlem, New York City. Read More


IBW to Host Reparations Summit

April 06, 2015 11:30 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Joins CARICOM in leading call for reparations for Africans in America Read More


2015 State of the Union Address

January 21, 2015 5:00 am



Text of the State of the Union Address. Read More


Today in Black America - December 19

December 19, 2014

December 19, 2014 10:00 am



The top stories in the nation's press for December 19, 2014. Read More


Taking action on Immigration

President delivers prime time message

November 21, 2014 9:00 am



President Obama speaks on fixing the nation's immigration system. Read More


Presidential Address on Immigration

November 21, 2014 8:30 am



Full text of President Obama's address on immigration reform. Read More


GOP Kicks Dems to Curb

November 05, 2014 10:30 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Republicans now control Congress, setting stage for 2106 campaign Read More


Blacks are Trillion Dollar Market

October 01, 2014 10:30 am

By NorthStar News Staff

New Nielsen/Essence report reveals power of Black consumer market Read More


Holder Steps Down

September 26, 2014 7:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Attorney General leaves his mark on Justice Department. Read More


Union partners with Black College Fund

September 23, 2014 9:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Union program aims to support historically Black college students. Read More


CBC Members on Brown Killing

August 21, 2014 7:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Congressional Black Caucus members voice concern over events in Ferguson, MO. Read More


Ferguson: An American Story

August 19, 2014 7:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Events mirror a history of hate and mistrust toward Black men. Read More


Support Black TV Station Ownership

May 01, 2014 7:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Sign our petition to the FCC support Black television station ownership. Read More


Obama Launches My Brother's Keeper

February 28, 2014 11:30 am

By NorthStar News Staff

President Obama launches initiative for young men of color. Read More


State of the Union

January 29, 2014 7:30 am



The full text of the President's State of the Union Address. Read More


Quiet (White) Riots

November 05, 2013 12:30 pm

By NorthStar News Staff

Is race at the root of riots by white youth or is it a function of their age? Read More


Leadership Newark Summit

November 01, 2013 11:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

First annual policy summit on Newark convenes Saturday. Read More


Black Buying Power

Purchasing power as the great equalizer

October 23, 2013 9:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Nielsen data shows the unrealized power of Black consumers. Read More


No Ransom demands President

October 09, 2013 11:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

President Obama sends a clear message to House GOP on ending shutdown. Read More


Morgan J-School Opens in Style

October 09, 2013 10:30 am

By NorthStar News Staff

University president announces major grant from the Knight Foundation. Read More


Government Shutdown Near

September 30, 2013 1:30 pm

By NorthStar News Staff

Poisonous partisan politics threatens to shutdown US government. Read More


President to address Black Caucus tonight

September 21, 2013 10:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Black lawmakers to welcome Obama against backdrop of despair. Read More


President's Address on Syria

September 11, 2013 8:00 am



President Obama's address to the nation on the Syrian crisis. Read More


War Games

September 06, 2013 8:30 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Will Obama legacy be swept away by Syrian misadventure? Read More


Economy Devastates Young Black Men

September 04, 2013 8:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Report details how Black males have been overwhelmed by recession. Read More


Stamp Issued for ’63 March

August 28, 2013 6:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

U.S. Postal Service issues commemorative stamp to honor event. Read More


MSNBC_Up with Steve Kornacki

August 26, 2013 8:00 am



Walter Fields discusses the true legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Read More


MSNBC_Up with Steve Kornacki

August 26, 2013 8:00 am



A look at the legacy of the 1963 March on Washington. Read More


Circle of Hope @ the March

August 24, 2013 10:30 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Our Next Generation video crew is on the ground in Washington, DC. Read More


What America Heard but what Martin Said

August 24, 2013 7:30 am

By NorthStar News Staff

It’s time to "hear" the “Dream” speech. Read More


Black Life in 1963

August 23, 2013 7:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

50th anniversary march recalls the depths of Black struggle in the 1960s. Read More


Bloomberg Rebuffed on Stop and Frisk

August 13, 2013 6:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Judge deems NYPD policy violated civil rights; orders federal monitor. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 7/27/13

July 27, 2013 7:00 am



A good job, a home, quality education and health care define middle class. Read More


Newark Hits Streets in Protest

Large numbers turn out to voice outrage

July 15, 2013 8:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Local community group mobilizes protest against Zimmerman verdict. Read More


Reaction to the Zimmerman Verdict

July 15, 2013 7:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Reaction from various organizations to the Zimmerman verdict. Read More


What to the Slave is the 4th of July?

July 03, 2013 6:30 am

By Frederick Douglass

Our annual celebration of Frederick Douglass' historic speech. Read More


Person of the Week: Sheriff C.T. Woody

June 30, 2013 7:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Wearing a badge and having a heart, and helping the community. Read More


Back to States Rights

June 26, 2013 6:30 am

By NorthStar News Staff

The Supreme Court kills 5 decades of progress on racial justice. Read More


MLK Day

January 21, 2013 8:00 am



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


The Inaugural Address

January 21, 2013 12:00 am



The text of President Barack H. Obama's Inaugural Address. Read More


Inauguration Day

January 21, 2013 12:00 am



The second inaugural address of President Barack H. Obama. Read More


President Outlines Gun Violence Proposals

January 17, 2013 6:00 am



Transcript of the January 16, 2013 press conference. Read More


A Black Agenda for a Second Term

December 10, 2012 10:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

African-American organizations coalesce around common agenda. Read More


Nov. Jobs Report Positive Trends

December 07, 2012 9:30 am



Black unemployment down for women, men & teenagers. Read More


President's Press Conference

November 15, 2012 9:00 am



Video of President Obama's White House press conference Read More


State of Black World Conference Kicks-Off

November 13, 2012 10:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

DC event takes place November 14-18 Read More


Channeling 2016

November 12, 2012 7:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Let the games begin in the countdown to 2016 election. Read More


Making the case for Middle Class

November 10, 2012 12:00 am



President lays out his position on reducing the nation's deficit. Read More


First Lady to speak at CBCF Dinner

September 22, 2012 7:15 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Phoenix Awards Dinner concludes the 42nd CBCF Annual Conference. Read More


CBCF ALC Kicks Off Wednesday

September 17, 2012 12:00 am



Legislative Conference of Hill’s Black Caucus Foundation kicks off Wednesday. Read More


President's Weekly Address -9/8/12

September 08, 2012 12:00 am



Remembering the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Read More


Today in Black America - September 7

September 07, 2012 5:00 am



The top stories in the nation's press for September 7, 2012. Read More


With the People @DNC

September 07, 2012 12:00 am



Raw footage from the DNC, with Dr. Michael Eric Dyson at end of clip. Read More


The Man from Hope Delivers

September 06, 2012 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Bill Clinton takes the stage and issues marching orders for his party. Read More


Key Moments in Democratic Convention History

September 05, 2012 10:40 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Blacks have played a pivotal role in Democratic Party politics. Read More


A Night to Remember

September 05, 2012 9:33 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Michelle Obama makes it personal in her speech to convention delegates. Read More


DNC Agenda - September 5

September 05, 2012 12:00 am



The agenda for today's proceedings at the Democratic National Convention. Read More


Convention Flashback

September 04, 2012 9:30 pm



Fannie Lou Hamer presses the Democratic Party on voting rights in 1964. Read More


DNC Kicks-Off

September 04, 2012 12:00 am

By Sadiq Ahmed, Political Correspondent

Activists kick-off activities as Democrats convene in Charlotte. Read More


First Came Rev. Phillips

September 04, 2012 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Before Barack, a DC minister made history at a Democratic convention Read More


DNC Agenda - September 4

September 04, 2012 12:00 am



The agenda for today's proceedings at the Democratic National Convention. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 7/21/12

July 21, 2012 12:00 am



President Obama remembers the victims of the Aurora Colorado shooting. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 7/14/12

July 14, 2012 12:00 am



The President calls on Congress to pass middle class tax cut extension. Read More


ADP Reports Minor Jobs Boost

May 31, 2012 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Numbers do not bode well for Friday's Bureau of Labor Statistics report. Read More


Black Faith-Driven Politics

April 16, 2012 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Black connectional denominations have potential to change course of community Read More


Zimmerman Charged

Seminole County also on defensive in trial

April 12, 2012 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Killer of Trayvon Martin faces 2nd degree murder charges. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 4/7/12

April 07, 2012 12:00 am



The President brings Easter and Passover Greetings. Read More


Jobs Numbers Signal Tepid Recovery

April 06, 2012 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

A recovery, albeit a slow one for Black workers. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 3/17/12

March 17, 2012 12:00 am



The focus of this week's address is ending subsidies for oil companies. Read More


227,000 New Jobs in February

March 09, 2012 12:00 am



Economy continues showing signs of full scale recovery. Read More


Black Economic Recovery Report

March 05, 2012 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

The Department of Labor tracks Black economic progress in recovery. Read More


National Black History Museum

February 23, 2012 12:00 am



Groundbreaking for the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 2/4/12

February 04, 2012 12:00 am



A call on Congress to restore fairness and equality in our nation. Read More


January Jobs Numbers

February 03, 2012 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Black unemployment down, 243,000 new jobs created in January. Read More


ADP’s January Jobs Numbers

February 01, 2012 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

ADP National Employment Report shows 170,000 jobs gain in January. Read More


Blacks and State of the Union

Possibilities for forward progress under Obama administration

January 30, 2012 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Blacks pan speech for signs of policy solutions to pressing problems. Read More


State of the Union Transcript

"A Blueprint for an America Built to Last"

January 25, 2012 12:05 pm



The transcript of the 2012 State of the Union Address. Read More


“Where Everybody Plays by the Rules”

January 25, 2012 12:00 pm

By NorthStar News Staff

President Obama calls for shared sacrifice in State of the Union Address. Read More


GOP Response to State of the Union

January 25, 2012 8:00 am



The official Republican response to the State of the Union Address. Read More


CBC Chair Reacts to SOTU

January 25, 2012 12:00 am



Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver releases statement on State of the Union. Read More


CBC Focuses on Voter Suppression

Charge GOP with attempting to impact 2012 presidential vote

January 24, 2012 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus address voting restrictions. Read More


State of the Union Address

January 24, 2012 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

President Obama will address Congress tonight at 9 pm. Read More


Analysis: After the Love Has Gone

2012 Campaign will be defined by Fear Mongering

January 19, 2012 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

The divorce between the Republican Party and Blacks is final. Read More


Group Heads to Haiti

January 17, 2012 12:00 am



Haiti Support Project issues statement on pilgrimage to assess recovery. Read More


Unemployment Drops to 8.6%

Economy adds 120,000 jobs in November

December 02, 2011 12:00 am



Good news on the economic front as monthly data shows signs of recovery. Read More


Positive Signs on Economy

ADP Report shows jobs gains in November

December 01, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

ADP monthly jobs report indicates improved economic fortunes. Read More


New Poll gives voice to Millennials

November 11, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Dēmos poll provides insight into thoughts and concerns of young adults. Read More


ADP Reports Jobs Gain in October

November 03, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Payroll giant reports a gain of 110,000 jobs in October prior to BLS data Read More


CBO Report Reveals Income Inequality

October 26, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

New report echoes Occupy Wall Street on growing income disparity. Read More


Speaker Boehner's jobs agenda

September 16, 2011 12:00 am



House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) has offered his jobs creation plan. Read More


“They don’t care about politics”

President Obama delivers blunt message to Congress on jobs

September 09, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Puts onus on Congress to move past political rhetoric and pass jobs act. Read More


President Lays Out Jobs Plan

September 09, 2011 12:00 am



Video from the President's speech before a joint session of Congress. Read More


Chisholm Commission Presses Black Jobs Plan

Appeals to President before Thursday night speech

September 07, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Group calls on President Obama for targeted effort on Black joblessness. Read More


August Jobs Report Pretext for Speech

Economy bears no good news for Obama administration

September 02, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

The August employment report serves as pretext for President’s address. Read More


President Set to Address Jobs Crisis

Congressional address will be THE speech of presidency

September 01, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

With his poll numbers suffering, the President will lay out jobs plan. Read More


Racial Differences on Civil Rights

Poll shows Blacks and whites differ on role of government

August 22, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Political differences driven by opposing opinions on role of government. Read More


HBCU’s Seek Equity

Coalition fighting for Maryland’s Black colleges

August 12, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Litigation in Maryland has wider implication for nation’s Black colleges. Read More


No Good News for Black Workers

August 05, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Day after market plunge, jobs numbers are slightly better for July. Read More


ADP July Numbers Out

August 04, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Monthly employment report reflects sputtering economy. Read More


Deficit. Round Two.

Agreement means real debate heats up on Hill

August 03, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

The deficit agreement compromise puts parties on collision course. Read More


Budget Control Act of 2011

August 03, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Key provisions of the deficit legislation signed by President Obama. Read More


Obama Signs Deficit Plan

Passed with just hours before default

August 02, 2011 12:00 am



The President reacts after the Senate passed the deficit compromise. Read More


Tea Party Risks Default

Boehner succumbs to demands of party faction

July 30, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

House conservatives are putting politics above national interest. Read More


Falling Farther Behind

New Pew Research Center report focuses on wealth gap

July 27, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

The Great Recession and housing bust has pushed Blacks to the brink. Read More


Presidential Address

July 26, 2011 12:00 am



Text of President Obama's address from the East Room of the White House. Read More


President Seeks Deficit Compromise

July 26, 2011 12:00 am



Video of last night's presidential address from the White House. Read More


USPS Honors John Johnson

Ebony Publisher to have commemorative stamp

July 26, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

The Postal Service will issue a stamp honoring founder of Ebony and Jet. Read More


Obama Makes Appeal

President makes another appeal on deficit deal

July 25, 2011 10:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

With the clock ticking, the President pushes Congress to make deal. Read More


Remarks on Deficit

July 16, 2011 12:00 am



Transcript of the President's remarks from July 15 press conference. Read More


Presidential Press Conference

July 16, 2011 12:00 am



Video of the President's press conference on the deficit. Read More


New Health Rules Unveiled

July 12, 2011 12:00 am

By Julie Appleby and Christopher Weaver, Kaiser Health News Service

HHS Secretary unveils new health insurance exchange rules. Read More


A Plan for Nation's Wellness

National Prevention Council releases Strategy

July 01, 2011 12:00 pm

By NorthStar News Staff

Chronic disease management a key to lowering healthcare costs. Read More


The Ed Tech Boom

Technology creating new paradigm in the classroom

June 30, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

ISTE conference in Philadelphia draws educators and tech firms. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 6/25/11

June 25, 2011 12:00 am



The subject today is U.S. investments in advanced manufacturing. Read More


Obama Announces Afghanistan Plan

June 23, 2011 12:00 am



The President provided details on the plan to withdraw troops. Read More


Afghanistan Pullout

June 23, 2011 12:00 am



The text of the President's speech on the Afghanistan troops withdrawal. Read More


Today in Black America - June 23

June 23, 2011 12:00 am



The top stories in the nation's press for June 23, 2011. Read More


Redefining Work

Obama Administration challenged to tap next job wave

June 16, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

President points to high-tech but has huge job hole to fill. Read More


Hidden Costs of Health Care

Examining costs that can increase your health care expense

June 15, 2011 12:00 am

By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News Service

Out of network ambulance rides can mean out of pocket expense. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 6/11/11

June 11, 2011 12:00 am



The private sector's role in training the nation's workforce is the topic. Read More


New Report on Black Labor Force

Administration acknowledges Black employment crisis

June 08, 2011 12:00 pm

By NorthStar News Staff

The Department of Labor issues a special report on Black labor force. Read More


Doctors of the Night

Hospitals turning to night-time physicians to deliver care

June 08, 2011 12:00 am

By Sandra G. Boodman, Kaiser Health News Service

Hospitals are employing new methods to address nighttime trends. Read More


IBW Hosts Forum on Drug Policy

Analyzes the nation’s 40-year “War on Drugs”

June 06, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Rev. Jesse Jackson to highlight examination of the failed “War on Drugs.” Read More


Black Unemployment 2X Whites

May Jobs Report Shows Little Good News for Blacks

June 03, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

The Black unemployment rate is once again twice that of whites. Read More


MD Leads on Health Reform

May 26, 2011 12:00 am

By Christopher Weaver, Kaiser Health News Service

State Health Secretary details Maryland's efforts at health reform. Read More


States Cutback HIV Programs

May 23, 2011 12:00 am

By Shefali S. Kulkarni, Kaiser Health News Service

States feeling budget crunch cutback on HIV programs for patients. Read More


Improving Care for Detroit's Poor

May 12, 2011 12:00 am

By Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News Service

Wayne State professor works to expand health care coverage. Read More


Voices of Detroit Initiative

May 12, 2011 12:00 am

By Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News Service

Interview with Dr. Herbert Smitherman of the Voice of Detroit project. Read More


April Jobs Numbers Out

May 06, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Bureau of Labor Statistics report points to Black economic crisis. Read More


"Justice Has Been Done"

May 02, 2011 12:00 am



President Obama announced U.S. forces have killed Osama bin Laden. Read More


White House Briefing on bin Laden

May 02, 2011 12:00 am



Text of the White House briefing on the killing of Osama bin Laden. Read More


Today in Black America - April 29

April 29, 2011 12:00 am



The top stories in the nation's press for April 29, 2011. Read More


Obama Unveils Deficit Strategy

April 13, 2011 12:00 am



In a speech at George Washington University, President lays out vision. Read More


Obama Announces 2012 Bid

April 04, 2011 12:00 am



The President formally announces his bid for re-election. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 4/2/11

April 02, 2011 12:00 am



In his weekly address, the President focuses on energy policy. Read More


President's Speech on Libya

March 29, 2011 12:00 am

The White House

President Obama's address on the U.S. role in Libya. Read More


Another President, another War?

The "anti-war" candidate embraces the rhetoric of war

March 29, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

President runs the risk of repeating errors of Bush administration Read More


Today in Black America - March 25

March 25, 2011 12:00 am



The top stories in the nation's press for March 25, 2011. Read More


Budget Busters

March 23, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Today's budget buster is the Tomahawk Cruise Missile. Read More


Budget Busters

March 22, 2011 12:00 am



Today's budget buster is the M2/M3 infantry fighting vehicle. Read More


A Nuclear Nightmare?

Japan’s disaster raises questions for U.S. communities

March 18, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Americans are unaware of the breadth and extent of nuclear plants in US. Read More


The Assault on the Left

Conservatives pulling no punches to regain power

March 17, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

First unions, then voting rights, and now NPR, the right aims to win. Read More


Group analyzes Obama Agenda

Chisholm Commission seeks to hold administration accountable

March 10, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Chisholm Commission checks State of the Union promises. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 2/19/11

February 19, 2011 12:00 am



The President focuses on skills for tomorrow's workforce. Read More


Jobs Report Bleak for Blacks

Overall unemployment down but Blacks still trailing pack

February 04, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

The latest jobs report is more of the same bad news for Blacks. Read More


State of the Union

January 26, 2011 12:00 am



Text of President Obama's State of the Union address. Read More


President's Arizona Memorial Remarks

January 13, 2011 12:00 am



President Obama's remarks at Arizona Memorial Service on January 12. Read More


Home Grown Hate

Arizona massacre just the latest sign of acidic environment

January 09, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

The shooting of Rep. Giffords should put nation on notice. Read More


President's Remarks on Arizona Incident

January 09, 2011 12:00 am



The President comments on Arizona shootings. Read More


Economy adds jobs

Little evidence that Black joblessness has abated

January 07, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

December's job numbers are glass half full for African Americans. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 12/25/10

December 25, 2010 12:00 am



The President and First Lady Michelle Obama bring holiday greetings. Read More


Black Jobless Rate Remains High

November data shows depths of Black unemployment crisis

December 03, 2010 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

November jobs data shows how Blacks are taking an economic beating. Read More


Confronting the AIDS Crisis

Black community must meet the challenge

December 01, 2010 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Worlds AIDS Day reminds Blacks in the U.S. of the toll of HIV/AIDS. Read More


More Jobs; Blacks still lag

Data for October shows lingering jobs crisis for Black Americans

November 05, 2010 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Blacks still trailing in job gains as economy struggles toward recovery. Read More


What’s at Stake on Tuesday?

In many ways Black America is on the ballot

November 01, 2010 12:00 am



There will be real consequences from Tuesday's voting for Blacks. Read More


President's Weekly Address - 10/9/10

October 09, 2010 12:00 am



The President stresses the importance of a national commitment to education. Read More


95K Job Loss in September

Black Unemployment Hits 16.1%

October 08, 2010 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics report paints bleak picture for Blacks. Read More


Today in Black America - September 30

September 30, 2010 12:00 am



The top stories in the nation's press for September 30, 2010. Read More


Left turn at Lincoln Memorial

One Nation March set for Saturday

September 28, 2010 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Progressive activists head to Washington for march on Saturday. Read More


Day Two: Black Caucus

Second day filled with critical discussions

September 17, 2010 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

The 40th Annual Legislative Conference runs through Saturday. Read More


CBCF Kicks Off 2010 ALC

Black lawmakers convene 40th anniversary conference

September 16, 2010 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

The Congressional Black Caucus convenes its annual policy conference. Read More


Is New Politics Like New Coke?

Voters Reject Fenty

September 15, 2010 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Does Mayor Fenty's defeat signal a rejection of new leadership? Read More


Black Jobless Numbers Grim

Loss of temporary Census jobs makes matters worse

July 02, 2010 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Bureau of Labor Statistics June report points to persistent joblessness. Read More


A Fading American Dream

Foreclosure crisis destroying Black homeowners

June 21, 2010 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

New report highlights the foreclosure crisis in the Black community. Read More


Presidential Address on BP Oil Spill

June 16, 2010 12:00 am

The White House

Video and text of President Obama's Oval Office address on BP oil spill. Read More


President to Address Oil Spill

Set to deliver his first Oval Office address

June 15, 2010 1:15 am

By NorthStar News Staff

The President will deliver televised address from the Oval Office. Read More


Hearing on Black Economic Status

New Commission to hold Capitol Hill Hearing

June 15, 2010 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

New Commission to hold hearing on Capitol Hill on Black economic crisis. Read More


Jury Injustice

New report details exclusion of Blacks from juries

June 04, 2010 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Blacks are targeted for exclusion from juries in southern states. Read More


Jobs Outlook Still Murky

May jobs numbers up but little to cheer about

June 04, 2010 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

May jobs figures bring little good news to Blacks who are unemployed. Read More


Today in Black America - April 8

April 08, 2010 12:00 am



The top stories in the nation's press for April 8, 2010. Read More


President Reacts to Health Care Vote

March 22, 2010 12:00 am



President Obama joins Vice President Biden after historic vote. Read More


Today in Black America - February 11

February 11, 2010 12:00 am



The top stories in the nation's press for February 11, 2010. Read More


Jobs Report's Mixed Picture

Lower Unemployment Rate but Blacks Still Far Behind

February 06, 2010 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

The January jobs report reveals again crisis of Black unemployment. Read More


VIDEO: White House Unveils '11 Budget

February 02, 2010 12:00 am



President presents his FY 2011 budget. Read More


Today in Black America - February 1

February 01, 2010 12:00 am



The top stories in the nation's press for February 1, 2010. Read More


The Swagger is Back

January 28, 2010 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

A confident and defiant Barack Obama addressed the State of the Union. Read More


State of the Union Address

January 28, 2010 12:00 am



The official White House transcript of the State of the Union address. Read More


VIDEO: GOP State of the Union Response

January 27, 2010 12:00 am



Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell (VA) responds to State of the Union address. Read More


Urban League on Haiti

January 15, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The CEO of the National Urban League has released a statement on Haiti. Read More


Haiti Disaster

January 13, 2010 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

We will continually update this page with information regarding relief and news coverage from around the world. Read More


A Black Depression?

Recession is devastating the Black community

January 11, 2010 12:00 am



Latest jobs report confirms the worst for Black workers in this recession. Read More


What Color is Progressive?

Democrats struggle to define values

December 14, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

The GOP is not alone in trying to determine who and what it represents. Read More


Who's Health Care?

Will Blacks come away empty handed?

November 23, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

The question of a "public option" is critical to Black wellness. Read More


New Jobless Peak

Highest Unemployment Rate since 1983

November 06, 2009 12:00 am



October jobless numbers paints bleak picture for Black Americans. Read More


Dems Lose NJ & VA

NYC, Atlanta and Detroit vote for mayor

November 04, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Republicans score major victories in New Jersey and Virginia. Read More


Reid Pushes Public Option

Senate leader says op-out should be included

October 27, 2009 12:00 am

By Kaiser Health News Service

Senator Harry Reid pushes public option but says opt-out is necessary. Read More


Fatherhood on the Hill

Rep. Danny Davis sponsors Summit

October 23, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Capitol Hill event to focus on Black fathers and healthy families. Read More


Obama AWOL for NYC Race

President Missing in Action

October 20, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

President has virtually abandoned Democratic mayoral candidate. Read More


Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

October 09, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

The Nobel Committee repudiates the "Bush Doctrine." Read More


A New Strategy on Violence

Reaction to Chicago incident already more of the same

October 07, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

It's time to throw out the playbook on urban violence and start anew. Read More


More Dismal Jobs News

BLS data shows how poorly Blacks have fared in recession

October 02, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Newly released September BLS data bears little good news for Blacks. Read More


Rep. Gregory W. Meeks

A frank conversation about health care, President Obama, and New York politics

September 28, 2009 11:46 am



NorthStarNews.com caught up with Rep. Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY) at the 39th Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. Watch Video


Dr. Elsie Scott

President & CEO, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

September 26, 2009 7:40 pm



NorthStarNews.com Executive Editor Walter Fields sits down for a conversation with Dr. Elsie Scott, President/CEO of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. Watch Video


Walter Fields reports from ALC 09

Congressional Black Caucus

September 25, 2009 11:06 am



NorthStarNews.com executive editor Walter Fields reports from the 39th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference. Watch Video


CBCF to Kick Off Conference

Poverty Summit leads way for 2009 Annual Legislative Conference

September 22, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's annual conference begins tomorrow. Read More


House Reprimands Wilson

Members go on record to condemn “You Lie” outburst

September 16, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Voting along party lines, the House reprimands Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC). Read More


President Obama's Health Care Speech

September 10, 2009 12:00 am



The text of President Obama's speech on health care reform. Read More


A New Tone on Healthcare Reform

September 09, 2009 7:34 pm



Members of the Congressional Black Caucus, the National Urban League, and the NAACP hold a press conference on healthcare reform. Watch Video


Obama addresses Nation's Students

September 08, 2009 12:00 am



Text of the President's speech at Wakefield High School in Arlington, VA. Read More


Blacks still lag in recovery

August employment stats improve but Blacks face uphill climb

September 04, 2009 11:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Despite some positive trend data, the picture has not brightened for Black Americans in the labor force. Throughout the country, and most noticeably in the nation’s cities, Blacks have been hit hard by the historic recession that has decimated several industries, auto manufacturing among the worse, where Blacks had made inroads into higher-wage jobs. Read More


Corzine mandates stimulus equity

Signs historic executive order mandating participation

September 01, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

New Jersey's governor seeks greater minority access to stimulus dollars. Read More


Hate on the Rise

New network of hate surfaces across nation

August 25, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

A new report by the Southern Poverty Law Center indicates that the militia movement that spawned the likes of McVeigh and Nichols now exists in the form of a thriving “patriot” movement. This next generation of hate incorporates elements of the militias, gun advocates, “nativists” opposed to immigration, tax protesters, and “birthers,” who have questioned the place of birth and citizenship of President Obama. Read More


NJ & VA pose trouble for Obama

Gubernatorial races first tests for President

August 12, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Two state races may shape Democrat’s first term in the White House. Read More


No Rage on Black Joblessness

Have Blacks come to accept being unemployed?

August 11, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Long-term impact of joblessness being ignored in current crisis. Read More


Conspiracy Madness

Faction is irrational about President’s place of birth

August 06, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Desperate for any reason to oppose the President, "birthers" have hit new low. Read More


The Prof and the Cop

Race, class, generational divide drive conflict

July 27, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Race, class and a generation gap helped fuel confrontation in Cambridge. Read More


Today in Black America - July 24

July 24, 2009 12:00 am



The top stories in the nation's press for July 24, 2009. Read More


Obama on Health Care Offensive

President seeks to re-gain control of the debate

July 23, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

With the public showing fatigue, President goes on offense. Read More


Today in Black America - July 22

July 22, 2009 12:00 am



The top stories in the nation's press for July 22, 2009. Read More


Today in Black America - July 17

July 17, 2009 12:00 am



The top stories in the nation's press for July 17, 2009. Read More


The NAACPs Challenge

By looking back, group can make forward progress

July 15, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

The NAACP needs to find lessons in past successes. Read More


HBCU Alum named Surgeon General

President Obama Selects Xavier Graduate

July 14, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Dr. Regina Benjamin is appointed Surgeon General by President Obama. Read More


Obama Unveils Urban Policy

Long awaited vision for cities unveiled

July 14, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

The White House convenes meeting on urban issues. Read More


President Obama's July 11th Weekly Address

July 11, 2009 7:00 pm



President Obama's weekly address for July 11, 2009. Watch Video


What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

July 03, 2009 8:00 am

Frederick Douglass

Our annual tradition of publishing Frederick Douglass' historic speech. Read More


High Court Rules on Reverse Race Claim

Sets New Direction on Hiring Practices

June 30, 2009 8:30 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Supreme Court sides with white firefighters in New Haven case. Read More


His Corner of the Sky

Michael Jackson, 1958-2009

June 26, 2009 8:06 am

NorthStarNews Staff

Michael Jackson dies of apparent cardiac arrest at age 50. Read More


Pilgrimage to Haiti Set

October event to celebrate first Black Republic

June 23, 2009 12:00 pm



The Haiti Support Project has set the date for its Pilgrimage. Read More


Daddy’s Promise

National Initiative Celebrates Black Fatherhood

June 22, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Journalist Ed Gordon hosts father-daughter dance to celebrate fatherhood. Read More


President Obama's Weekly Address

June 20, 2009

June 20, 2009 9:51 am



President Obama delivers his weekly address for June 20, 2009. Watch Video


Apology? Confession?

Senate resolution another step toward reconciliation

June 19, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

The United States Senate has issued an apology for slavery. Now what? Read More


NY Senate Leader Ousted in Coup

Black legislator blindsided by two renegade Democrats

June 10, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

The first Black to lead the New York State Senate is ousted in a coup. Read More


Obama’s Appeal to Muslims

Cairo speech marks a new approach to Islamic community

June 08, 2009 12:00 am

NorthStar News Staff

Speech to Islamic community is new ground for an American President. Read More


Davis seeks 'Bama Gov’s Seat

Looking to make history in Deep South

June 08, 2009 12:00 am

NorthStar News Staff

Congressman seeks to become the first Black governor of Alabama. Read More


Economy Hardest on Blacks

Black Unemployment on the Rise

June 05, 2009 11:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Black workers are becoming collateral damage in this recession. Read More


GOP on Self-Destruct?

Right could bring down party over Sotomayor

June 01, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Attack on Supreme Court nominee likely to backfire on Republicans. Read More


Dick Cheney’s Dark Shadow

Will his doomsday persona rule over GOP?

May 26, 2009 8:30 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Former Vice President is using fear as a party building exercise. Read More


CBCF Conference Chairs Picked

PA and NY Members to Co-Chair 2009 Event

May 14, 2009 7:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Rep. Yvette Clarke and Rep. Chaka Fattah to lead 2009 annual conference. Read More


Black Jobless Reaches 15%

Historic recession plummels Blacks

May 08, 2009 9:30 am

By NorthStarNews Staff

While overall jobs losses slowed in April, Blacks were hit the hardest. Read More


Bing Scores Again in Detroit

Ex-Hoop Star Takes Special Election

May 06, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStarNews Staff

NBA legend Dave Bing scores a victory in special mayoral election. Read More


Detroit, RIP?

Can Motor City make a comeback?

May 05, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

It no longer has Motown, and automakers are failing; Detroit is in trouble. Read More


From the Storm to the Stage

Hurricane Katrina Freshman Graduate from Xavier Univ.

May 01, 2009 7:00 am

Xavier University News Service

Seniors at historically Black Xavier University triumph over Katrina. Read More


Bowie Campus on Flu Alert

Holds Town Hall Meeting on Campus Readiness

May 01, 2009 6:30 am

BSU News Service

Maryland college reacts to news of flu detection in state. Read More


Alphas Call for focus on Men and Boys

Sends letter to President Obama

April 28, 2009 9:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Nation's oldest Black fraternity calls on Obama to focus on men and boys. Read More


Howard U. Dean Tapped for Labor Post

William Spriggs named Assistant Secretary for Policy

April 22, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Howard University Economics Department chair picked by Obama. Read More


Baseball’s Black Past

Major Leagues Losing Robinson Legacy

April 20, 2009 12:00 am



Last week Major League baseball celebrated former Brooklyn Dodger great Jackie Robinson’s breaking the color barrier. Read More


Black History Museum Design Unveiled

Smithsonian Institution’s African American Museum

April 15, 2009 10:00 am



National Museum of African American History and Culture design unveiled. Read More


President Obama's April 11th Weekly Address

April 12, 2009 8:30 am



President Obama's Weekly Address for April 11, 2009. Watch Video


New Poll Gives Obama High Marks

Congress viewed less favorably

April 07, 2009 12:30 pm

By NorthStar News Staff

For some time now the question on many minds inside the Beltway has been when will President Obama’s honeymoon period will be over? Read More


Black Unemployment Hits 13.3%

Economy sheds 663,000 jobs

April 03, 2009 10:00 am

By NorthStarNews Staff

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its Employment Situation Summary for March that shows the nation lost 663,000 jobs during the month. Read More


Obama Lowers Boom on GM

Black auto workers possible casualties

March 31, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Facing continued criticism over the federal government’s bailout of troubled financial firms and automobile manufacturers, President Barack Obama lowered the boom on an iconic company of the nation’s industrial age – General Motors. Read More


Black Power Revisited

National Museum Highlights Movement

March 30, 2009 1:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) this morning kicked off a two day symposium, “1968 and Beyond: A symposium on the Impact of the Black Power Movement on America,” today at the National Portrait Gallery. Read More


PA Youth Get Reprieve

State High Court Orders Slate Clean

March 27, 2009 10:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

In reaction to an incident that has sent shock waves through the nation’s criminal justice community, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ordered the records expunged of hundreds of youth who were sent to privately run detention centers by two judges who received kickbacks for their sentencing the teenagers. Read More


NUL State of Black America

Report offers sweeping view of Blacks’ status in U.S.

March 26, 2009 10:00 am



The National Urban League released its “State of Black America,” report yesterday at a news conference led by CEO Marc Morial at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Read More


John Hope Franklin

1915-2009

March 26, 2009 6:00 am



Dr. John Hope Franklin, a “scholar’s scholar,” and social activist has died. Read More


Obama holds court

Expresses anger over business practices but urges patience

March 25, 2009 9:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

In a prime time news conference last night President Barack Obama expressed again his disappointment with the payment of bonuses to executives at embattled insurer American International Group (A.I.G.) but also urged the American public to be patient as his recovery plan is implemented. Read More


Who’s Next?

After Obama, what Black Pol is Prez Material?

March 23, 2009 6:30 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Though he is just two months in office, Barack Obama’s election raises some interesting questions concerning the future of American politics in the post-Obama era. Read More


Obama chills on Tonight Show

Hold his own with Leno on famous set

March 20, 2009 7:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Last night was another bit of presidential history for a President who seems to have taken up history making as a hobby. Read More


A.I.G. on Hot Seat

Bonuses Draw Fire on Hill

March 18, 2009 6:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Every good scandal needs a villain and in this economic downturn American International Group (A.I.G.) fits the bill. Read More


Black Power Symposium Announced

National African American History Museum to host 2-Day Event

March 18, 2009 12:00 am



The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) has announced a two-day conference that will examine the black power movement of the 1960’s. Read More


President Puts Forth Small Biz Plan

First takes shot at AIG over bonuses

March 17, 2009 6:30 am

By NorthStar News Staff

President Barack Obama announced his plan to support the nation’s small businesses yesterday during a news conference in the East Room of the White House. Read More


Journalist Calls on Dads to Curb Domestic Violence

Calls Chris Brown Incident Teaching Moment

March 17, 2009 6:15 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Ed Gordon calls out fathers to take a stand on domestic violence. Read More


NorthStar News Bulletin

Black Caucus Addresses Foreclosure Crisis

March 16, 2009 5:30 am



The Congressional Black Caucus to address foreclosure crisis. Read More


Steele in Hot Water…Again

GOP chair again angers party’s right wing

March 13, 2009 12:00 am



It seems like Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele has developed a bad case of “foot in mouth” disease. Read More


Recession's Impact on States Varies

BLS data shows states hit the hardest by downturn

March 12, 2009 12:00 pm

By NorthStar News Staff

Tornadoes are notorious for blanketing an area and striking structures in an erratic fashion, hitting some buildings and missing others. Read More


High Court Rules in Voting Rights Case

Limits Use of Race in Non-Majority Districts

March 10, 2009 12:00 pm



The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 yesterday in a key case, Bartlett v. Strickland, in which they rejected the application of the Voting Rights Act in districts in which minorities make up at least half of the voting age population. Read More


Black Unemployment Hits 13.4%

New numbers pose challenge to Obama’s recovery plan

March 06, 2009 10:45 am

By NrthStar News Staff

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly Employment Situation Summary report for February and the news is grim. Read More


Feds Detail Housing Rescue

Administration seeks to stop foreclosures

March 05, 2009 12:00 pm

By NorthStar News Staff

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner released details of the Obama administration’s housing rescue plan yesterday and markets responded favorably to the news. Read More


President's Weekly Address for February 28, 2009

February 28, 2009 7:51 pm



President Obama's Weekly Address for February 28, 2009. Watch Video


Obama Releases Budget

Dramatic Policy Shift in Priorities

February 27, 2009 12:00 pm

By NorthStar News Staff

It has been quite a week for President Barack Obama. He delivered a well-received major address to a joint session of Congress, saw his public approval ratings jump, hosted music legend Stevie Wonder at the White House for a PBS special, and yesterday released his first budget. Read More


Bing aiming to lead Detroit

Former NBA great shooting for City Hall

February 26, 2009 11:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

We have seen it in the past with several former white professional athletes, who, after calling it a career, transition to the world of politics. Read More


Hail to the Chief

Obama wears presidency well in first major speech

February 26, 2009 12:00 am

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

I have been addicted to politics since childhood so I grew up watching our Presidents deliver “State of the Union” speeches on the old family black and white television going back to the days of Lyndon Johnson. Read More


“We will Recover”

President affirms leadership in crisis

February 25, 2009 12:30 pm

By NorthStar News Staff

“We will rebuild, we will recover, and the United States of America will emerge stronger than before.” With those words President Barack Hussein Obama, the nation’s 44th commander-in-chief and the first Black to occupy the Oval Office, declared his resolve to lead the United States out of a devastating recession and down the road to recovery and prosperity. Read More


Presidential Address

Transcript of President Obama's Speech

February 25, 2009 12:00 pm

The White House

President Obama's remarks to a joint session of Congress delivered February 24, 2009. Read More


Black Mayors on Center Stage

City leaders gain renewed focus in crisis

February 24, 2009 12:15 pm



You could call this the best of times and the worst of times for the nation’s Black mayors. Read More


GOP Replays War of the States

Southern Govs Reject Stimulus $$

February 23, 2009 7:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

It appears that several, mostly southern Republican governors have decided to reject some of the federal funds targeted for their state out of the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,” (ARRA) recently signed by President Barack Obama. Read More


Obama Unveils Homeowner Rescue Plan

Seeks to help 5M Homeowners

February 19, 2009 9:30 am

By NorthStar News Staff

President Barack Obama unveiled his plan to help the nation’s homeowners in a speech he delivered at Dobson High School in Mesa, Arizona. Read More


Obama signs Recovery Bill

February 18, 2009 6:40 am

By NorthStar News Staff

President Barack Obama traveled with Vice President Joe Biden to Denver, Colorado to sign the $787 billion economic recovery legislation that has taken up most of Mr. Obama’s time during his first month in office. Read More


Burris in Hot Water

May have lied under oath

February 18, 2009 6:30 am

By NorthStar News Staff

It seems as though former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is the “gift that keeps on giving” as the man he appointed to replace Barack Obama in the Senate now appears to be sinking faster than a rock in Lake Michigan. Read More


Auto Makers Ask for More

GM and Chrysler line up at the pump

February 18, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

March was tagged as a critical month in the nation’s economic recovery because General Motors and Chrysler were due to report back on their finances after receipt of federal funds from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Read More


Gregg Withdraws from Commerce Post

Says appointment was not “good fit”

February 13, 2009 12:05 pm

By NorthStar News Staff

In the midst of the last minute alterations to the economic stimulus package, Senator Judd Gregg withdrew his name from consideration for the position of Commerce Secretary. Read More


Follow the Money

Race is on once stimulus money flows

February 13, 2009 12:00 pm

By NorthStar News Staff

Now that Congress has come to terms on the parameters of the $789 billion economic recovery package, and President Obama is poised to sign the massive legislation, all eyes will shift to the outflow of federal dollars down into states to fulfill the goals detailed in the bill. Read More


Deal Struck on Stimulus Bill

Concerns of Black Caucus Unaddressed

February 12, 2009 12:00 pm

By NorthStar News Staff

The Democrats control the White House. They have control of the House of Representatives. However, they are a slim majority in the Senate. In the end, three Republican Senators – the “Three Amigos” – determined the fate of President Obama’s economic recovery package. Read More


Senate Passes Stimulus Bill

Market closes down; investors not happy

February 11, 2009 12:05 pm

By NorthStar News Staff

While President Bush stumped for his economic recovery package before an audience in Fort Myers, Florida, where he was introduced by Republican Governor Charlie Crist, the Senate was voting on the “compromise” bill crafted by Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME). Read More


What’s Been Cut from Stimulus Bill?

Community will feel these cuts

February 11, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

The Senate version of the stimulus bill cuts valuable programs that would provide some relief to the Black community in a number of critical areas. Read More


Obama Stumps for Stimulus Bill

Hits the Road; Addresses Press Corps

February 10, 2009 8:55 am

By NorthStar News Staff

As the debate on the massive economic stimulus legislation heats up and the bill nears a final vote, President Barack Obama took to the road to make his pitch for the bill to the American public in a town hall meeting in Elkhart, Indiana. Read More


Black History Profile

William T. Coleman

February 10, 2009 12:00 am



There was a time when one name symbolized the historic legacy of the Republican Party’s connection to Black Americans – William T. Coleman. Read More


Black History Facts - 2009

Black Family Life in the United States

February 09, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStarNews Staff

The Census Bureau snapshot of family life among Black Americans. Read More


NJ Gov Addresses Civic Group

Reacts to Stimulus Bill Cuts

February 07, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStarNews Staff

Gov. Jon Corzine addresses civic association in New Jersey. Read More


President Obama's February 7th Weekly Address

February 07, 2009 12:00 am



Watch Video


Jobless Numbers Point to Crisis

Black Unemployment Hits 12.6%

February 06, 2009 9:55 am

By NorthStarNews Staff

If President Barack Obama needed any more ammunition to argue for his economic recovery package, he received it with this morning’s Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation Summary report for January. Read More


Black History Facts – 2009

How we earn

February 06, 2009 12:00 am



The U.S. Census Bureau's snapshot of how Blacks earn in the U.S. Read More


Obama Clips Corporate Wings

Firms Seeking Aid Must Limit Exec Pay

February 05, 2009 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Just days after going on a mini-tirade over bonuses Wall Street executives received for 2008 at the same time they were seeking government aid, President Barack Obama announced a cap on executive compensation for firms receiving federal support from the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP). Read More


Black History Profile

Robert C. Weaver

February 04, 2009 12:00 am



Robert C. Weaver was the first Black on a President's Cabinet, appointed to serve as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966. Read More


Black History Facts - 2009

How we learn

February 04, 2009 12:00 am



U.S. Census Bureau's snapshot of Black educational achievement. Read More


Black History Facts - 2009

Where we live

February 03, 2009 12:00 am



The U.S. Census Bureau offers a profile of the Black population. Read More


New Sheriff in Town

Eric Holder Confirmed as AG

February 03, 2009 12:00 am

By NSNews Staff

After several weeks on and off the hot seat, Eric Holder was confirmed by the Senate last night to be the next Attorney General in a 75-21 vote; with all votes against Holder cast by Republicans. Read More


NSnewstv.com is now NorthStar News

Returning To Our Roots

February 02, 2009 12:20 pm



Walter Fields, Executive Editor, explains our new name. Watch Video


GOP's Black Hole

Party's Recent Past Betrays History

February 02, 2009 12:00 pm

By NSnews Staff

The first Black to serve in the Executive Office of the President of the United States was E. Frederick Morrow, a Republican appointed by a Republican President, Dwight D. Eisenhower. Read More


Steele gets GOP gavel

First Black to lead Republican Party

February 02, 2009 12:00 am

By NSnews Staff

After weeks of drama, the Republican Party has made its choice for party chairperson and they have selected Michael Steele, the former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland. Read More


President Obama's January 31st Weekly Address

Good News and Bad News

January 31, 2009 1:09 pm



President Obama's Weekly Address for January 31, 2009. Watch Video


Mass Layoffs Spike in 2008

More workers affected by mass actions

January 30, 2009 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

This week a number of major U.S. companies have announced layoffs, from Starbucks to Home Depot, with the home building and repair retailer also announcing that it will close its upscale Expo Design Centers. Read More


House Passes Economic Recovery Bill

Senate prepares to take up issue next week

January 29, 2009 12:00 am



In the first legislative victory of the Obama administration, Democrats in the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,” in a 244-118 vote, with 11 Democrats joining Republicans in voting against the measure. Read More


Obama Goes Uphill to Meet GOP

Tries to sway Congressional Republicans on Stimulus

January 28, 2009 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

In a sign of growing resistance among Republican lawmakers to his economic recovery plan, President Barack Obama trekked up to Capitol Hill to meet with the minority party in the House and Senate to try to gain their support. Read More


Economy Sheds Jobs by the Thousands

Obama’s job gets harder by the day

January 27, 2009 12:05 pm

By NSnewstv Staff

As President Obama heads up to Capitol Hill to try to convince Republicans to support the massive $825 billion economic recovery package, the nation’s economy is shedding jobs at a rapid pace. Read More


Economic Recovery Bill Tops Agenda

Clock is ticking to get bill passed

January 26, 2009 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

This week Congress will continue to wrestle with the $825 billion economic recovery legislation that President Barack Obama is insisting is a priority for his administration. Read More


Obama’s First Weekly Address

Focus is on Economic Recovery Package

January 25, 2009 12:05 pm

By NorthStar Report Staff

Continuing a tradition of the modern presidency, President Barack Obama delivered his first weekly address and in keeping with his technology-focused campaign used video to reach the American public. Read More


President Obama's January 24th Weekly Address

January 25, 2009 11:51 am



Video of President Barack Obama's weekly address for January 24, 2009. Watch Video


Recovery Package in Full Debate

Senate takes up massive bill

January 23, 2009 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

The House of Representatives spent most of yesterday marking up the huge economic recovery package, officially titled “The American Economic Recovery Act of 2009,” as debate continued over specific elements in the $850 billion legislative package. Read More


Inaugural Address of Barack H. Obama

The 44th President of the United States

January 21, 2009 12:00 am



I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. Read More


A New President

Nation Witnesses History

January 20, 2009 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

At approximately 12:04 EST Barack Hussein Obama took the oath of office from United States Chief of Justice John Roberts and made history; becoming the first Black American to be elected President and the nation’s 44th commander-in-chief. Read More


Honoring King, Heeding O'bama's Call

Rev. Sharpton Assembles Diverse Panel on MLK Day

January 19, 2009 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

As the nation celebrated the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday, and prepared for the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States, Reverend Al Sharpton, President of the National Action Network, brought together an unlikely coalition of national figures to call for a new movement to improve the lives of children. Read More


NSnewstv.com Inauguration ‘09

Rendezvous with Destiny

January 18, 2009 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

The NorthStar Report news team will be on the ground in the nation’s capital for the events and activities celebrating the historic inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States. Read More


Bush Bids Adieu

Tumultuous Presidency in Final Days

January 16, 2009 12:00 pm

By NSnewstv Staff

Addressing the nation, President George W. Bush, the nation’s 43rd commander-in-chief, bid farewell on Thursday night before a live audience in the White House. Read More


House Offers $825B Stimulus

Legislation meant to get economy on track

January 16, 2009 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

After weeks of speculation, some of it calculated with insider knowledge but most with amateur guess work, the House Democrats have released the draft of the much anticipated economic recovery package. Read More


Burris is Sworn-In as Illinois Senator

Fills Obama Vacancy; Becomes Chamber’s Sole Black Member

January 16, 2009 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

What a difference a week makes on Capitol Hill. One week ago Roland W. Burris arrived in the nation’s capital literally on the outside looking in; the supposedly tainted appointee of a disgraced governor. Read More


Department of Injustice

Bush years erodes culture of neutrality

January 15, 2009 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

One of the casualties of the Bush administration has been the culture of neutrality that has been the hallmark of the professional staff at the Department of Justice (DOJ). Read More


Recommendations for 44

January 13, 2009 12:00 am

Dr. Byron E. Price, Interim Director, Barbara Jordan Institute for Policy Research

On his website, President-elect Obama offers us a “seat at the table,” which is the equivalent of citizens offering policy prescriptions to his administration. Read More


Obama Seeks 3M Jobs with Recovery

Lays out economic recovery package

January 12, 2009 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

In the aftermath of last Friday’s dismal December 2008 unemployment report President-elect Barack Obama used his weekly radio address to reiterate his call for Congress to pass his economic recovery plan. Read More


Many Jobless Not in Count

Monthly figures only reveal part of the problem

January 11, 2009 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

For the second consecutive month the nation’s economy shed half a million jobs. December’s unemployment numbers, released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, were a fresh reminder of the depths of the current recession and the impact it is having upon millions of Americans across occupations. Read More


Black Unemployment at 11.9%

December’s Jobless Numbers raises the Stakes

January 09, 2009 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

It was clear that the holiday shopping season would go down as one of the worst in memory weeks before Christmas. As retailers suffered dismal sales there was speculation that December’s jobless numbers would reflect the economy’s downward spiral and mirror the dramatic losses that occurred in November. Read More


President’s “Club” Meets in Oval Office

Bush welcomes Obama to Elite Fraternity

January 08, 2009 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

In the “photo op of all photo ops” President George W. Bush joined with former President George H. Bush, former President Jimmy Carter and former President Bill Clinton to welcome President-elect Barack Obama to the elite fraternity of United States Presidents. Read More


High Noon on Capitol Hill

Burris turned away by Senate clerk

January 07, 2009 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

In a scene reminiscent of a 1950’s western, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate designee Roland Burris, squared off and neither moved fundamentally away from their positions. Read More


CBC Holds Swearing-In Ceremony

Lee from California takes helm

January 07, 2009 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

As the 111th Congress was officially sworn-in yesterday, the members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) participated in a traditional ceremonial program to mark the new session. Read More


Reid channels Wallace in Blocking Burris

Democrats run risk of reviving Dixiecrat era image

January 06, 2009 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

Today the 111th Congress convenes and the lingering question is whether Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will make good on his threat to block Roland W. Burris from being sworn-in as the replacement for Barack Obama representing the state of Illinois. Read More


Richardson Out; Obama Faces Challenges

Hits rough patch heading toward inauguration

January 05, 2009 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

Governor Bill Richardson has withdrawn his name from consideration for Secretary of Commerce due to an ongoing investigation into political contributions he received from a major donor with state contracts in New Mexico. Read More


Illinois Gov. Picks Burris for Senate

Defies Senate Leadership

December 31, 2008 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

In a bold and defiant move, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich named former state Attorney General Roland W. Burris the replacement for President-elect Barack Obama in the United States Senate. Read More


Obama Looks to Aid Young Workers

Recovery package seeks to target young adults

December 29, 2008 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

In the midst of the current recession and reports of layoffs and corporate bankruptcies, little attention has been given the plight of unemployed young adults. Read More


Obama raises stakes for recovery

Sign of rising anxiety over economy

December 22, 2008 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

A month away from becoming the nation’s 44th President and the first Black American to serve in the White House, Barack Obama raised the stakes of his economic recovery package, increasing the goal for job creation from 2.5 to 3 million over two years. Read More


Auto Bailout Announced

May still be too late to save Chrysler

December 19, 2008 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

Just three weeks ago U.S. auto executives came to Washington begging for financial assistance for the industry and were met with skepticism and derision. Read More


Disappearing Ink

Nation’s newspapers are fading into oblivion

December 18, 2008 12:00 am

NSnewstv Staff

While the nation has been gripped by the ongoing melodrama over the survival of the automobile industry, another industry is shedding companies and employees at a dizzying pace. Read More


Nickle and Dime Recovery

One Way or Another, You Will Pay

December 14, 2008 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

What’s wrong with this picture? Wall Street firms engage in high-risk investments, the bottom falls out of the market and investment banks and stock brokerage firms end up in Washington, D.C. seeking a check. Read More


Corruption Knows No Color

Black elected officials too are robbing the public blind

December 12, 2008 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

It must have been some sight - Federal agents approaching a house, in the dark, on a cold Chicago morning, preparing to arrest the governor of Illinois and charge him in a sweeping criminal complaint. Read More


Illinois Governor Jailed

Feds allege widespread corruption

December 10, 2008 12:30 pm

By NSnewstv Staff

Governor Rod Blagojevich of Illinois and his chief of staff, John Harris, were arrested in their homes Tuesday morning, the subject of a sweeping federal criminal complaint alleging that “pay to play” was the cost of doing business under the governor’s administration. Read More


$15B for Auto Makers

Detroit to get lifeline

December 09, 2008 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

Just one week after being tarred and feathered on Capitol Hill, the CEO’s of the nation’s three large automobile manufacturers appear to have convinced Congressional leaders of their need for federal aid to stay afloat. Read More


Obama Pushes Jobs Program

Calls for huge spend on infrastructure projects

December 08, 2008 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

One day after the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the economy shed 533,000 jobs in November, President-elect Obama called for a huge public works infrastructure program as the centerpiece of his economic recovery plan. Read More


Cities in Distress

Black Life is Collateral Damage of Recession

December 08, 2008 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

Despite suburbanization in the late 1960’s and 1970’s, the reverse migration to southern states, and recent gentrification, Black life in America is still pretty much nested in urban communities. These include central cities and old suburban communities ringing them. Read More


Jefferson Loses House Seat

Black voters stay home; CBC loses vote

December 07, 2008 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

Embattled Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson lost his House seat to upstart Republican Anh Cao in the heavily Democratic Second Congressional District. Cao (pronounced “gow”) made history by becoming the first Vietnamese-American elected to Congress. Read More


Half Million Jobs Vanish in Nov.

Racial Disparities in Labor Market Persist

December 05, 2008 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

What was expected to be a bad unemployment report for November was indeed horrific. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its monthly Employment Situation Summary this morning and reported employment fell by 533,000 jobs last month Read More


Auto Makers Cry Broke

Deep fall from days as industry giants

December 04, 2008 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

In the 1950’s and 1960’s in America the car was king and Americans were in love with their automobiles, and the companies that made them. Read More


Govs Ask Obama for Help

Seek up to $136 billion for infrastructure

December 03, 2008 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

It was fitting that Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell brought his colleagues from the National Governor’s Association to the “City of Brotherly Love” for a bipartisan conversation with President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden to discuss the issues impacting states in the current economic downturn. Read More


It’s Official: A Recession

For Blacks, It’s Old News

December 02, 2008 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

For Blacks in the United States, facing double-digit unemployment, long-term joblessness, particularly among young adults and Black men, and mortgage foreclosures, it’s been evident for some time that the nation was in a severe economic decline. Read More


World AIDS Day

Black America’s Public Health Crisis

December 01, 2008 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

December 1 is World AIDS Day; a day meant to draw attention to the global AIDS pandemic and bring pressure to bear upon public health officials to commit the necessary resources to combat the crisis. In the United States HIV/AIDS is exacting a particularly heavy toll upon Black Americans as the disease has reached epidemic status in the Black community. Read More


Reverend Chairman

Remembering Rev. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

November 29, 2008 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

Long before there was a Congressional Black Caucus on Capitol Hill, there was Reverend Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., representing the 18th Congressional District covering the village of Harlem, New York and senior pastor of its renowned Abyssinian Baptist Church. Read More


Team Obama Shaping Up

Former rival to lead Foggy Bottom

November 23, 2008 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

The process of naming individuals to the Obama White House started slow but has quickly accelerated, with the Obama-Biden Transition team making several major announcements over the last week. Read More


Obama Proposes Economic Stimulus

Seeks to create 2.5m jobs by 2011

November 22, 2008 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

President-elect Barack Obama has called for the creation of a jobs program targeting transportation infrastructure, schools and clean energy projects as a means to put as many 2.5 million Americans to work. Read More


Freddie & Fannie Suspend Foreclosures

Holiday help for homeowners

November 21, 2008 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

With the holiday season imminent, two of the nation’s mortgage giants have announced initiatives designed to decrease the stress on homeowners facing foreclosure and provide a means by which they can restructure their mortgages to prevent the loss of their homes. Read More


Can the GOP Save Itself?

Moderates must step up & be heard

November 18, 2008 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

With the presidential and Congressional elections now behind it, the Republican Party is facing a test on its future direction. Read More


New York Governor Announces Budget Cuts

Takes tough stand in fiscal emergency

November 13, 2008 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

Reflecting the nation’s dismal fiscal picture, New York Governor David A. Paterson announced on Wednesday a $5.2 billion, two year deficit reduction plan as the Empire State is facing a $1.5 billion shortfall in the current fiscal year. The State is also projecting a $12.5 billion deficit in the next fiscal year and a projected four year deficit of $47 billion. Read More


Ex-NBA star goes to City Hall

Former Phoenix Sun Wins Hometown Seat

November 12, 2008 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

Senator Barack Obama was not the only candidate making history on November 4. Voters in Sacramento, California made former Phoenix Suns star Kevin Johnson the city’s first Black mayor. Read More


October Employment Numbers Spell Disaster

Racial Disparities Persist

November 08, 2008 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor released the October Employment Situation Summary and the numbers paint a frightening picture of the American economy. Read More


The Final Push

Obama & McCain campaign down to the wire

November 02, 2008 12:00 pm

By NSNewstv Staff

After almost two years of steady campaigning, the two major party candidates best poised to capture the White House are making a final push for votes this weekend. Read More


Fed Cuts Overnight Rate

Too little, too late?

October 30, 2008 12:00 pm

By NSnewstv Staff

With the nation’s economy still floundering, the Federal Reserve moved to cut its overnight rate by half a percentage point to 1 percent, matching the lows reached in 2003 and 2004. Read More


News Bulletin: GOP Suspends Monday Convention Activities

Party Scaling Back as Gustav Hits Gulf Coast

September 01, 2008 12:00 am

BY NSnewstv Staff

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Hurricane Gustav Video

September 01, 2008 12:00 am



New Orleans Times Picayune Video footage of Hurricane Gustav. The video shows water lapping over the Watch Video


Gustav Hits New Orleans; Mississippi Next

August 31, 2008 12:00 am

By NSnewstv Staff

Residents evacuated the city of New Orleans under the order of Mayor Ray Nagin. Read More


NSnewstv.com Brings the Convention to the People!

1,000 Newark Residents at the Launch Celebration

August 29, 2008 12:35 pm

By NSnewstv Staff

The streets of downtown Newark, New Jersey were packed last night as NSnewstv.com celebrated its lau Read More


A March that Mattered

45 Years after the March on Washington

August 28, 2008 12:00 am

NSnewstv Staff

Countless demonstrations are frequently held, ranging from small community protests against police b Read More


NSnewstv.com partners with RushmoreDrive.com

Companies work to deliver news to the Black Community

August 27, 2008 1:23 am

By NSnewstv Staff

New Black public affairs portal teams with new Black search engine to develop unique news programmin Read More