Category : Black Local and National News

by Staff - 2 days ago

City of Dallas expands the MLK Celebration

Editor’s Note: NDG will feature a listing of MLK Events in Dallas online next week. Visit NorthDallasGazette.com for more details.  The City of Dallas has celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) for over 30 years thr...

by Staff - 3 days ago

Sister Tarpley: Remembering Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Sister Tarpley, NDG Religion Editor January 15, 1929, is the day that Martin Luther King came into this world, and on the third Monday of January, our nation will celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a Nobel Peace Prize winner in 196...

by Staff - 4 days ago

Rep. Waters: 1st Black, 1st Woman Chairs House Finance

By Charlene Crowell TriceEdneyWire.com As 2019 begins, there is also a new Congress with leadership in the House of Representatives that makes history for people of color and women alike. Long-time California Representative Nancy Pelosi returns as Sp...

by Staff - 5 days ago

NSU Alum To Share Her NASCAR Experience

PORTSMOUTH Norfolk State University graduate Brehanna Daniels, the first African-American woman on a NASCAR pit team, will be at the Children’s Museum of Virginia on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. Daniels and Coach Phil Horton of the NASCAR Drive for D...

by Staff - 5 days ago

FIRED: 5 Black NFL Coaches

Five of the NFL’s seven African-American head coaches were fired on December 31st. Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks was fired after just one season. The Cardinals’ record was 3-13 – the worst record in the league – but over the last 18 years,...

by Staff - 5 days ago

Lone Norfolk Councilman Calls Foul To Redevelopment Plan

Norfolk City Councilman Paul Riddick has sent a letter to the Department of Housing and Urban Development  (HUD) demanding the agency “defer” or reject his city’s application for a $30 million redevelopment grant. The grant Riddick opposes, called th...

by Staff - 5 days ago

Welcome to Paradise

by Barry Hermanson In 1970, Joni Mitchell recorded the song, “Big Yellow Taxi.” “Don’t it always seem to go / That you don’t know what you’ve got til its gone. / They paved paradise, put up a parking lot.” This sign stood outside the popular Black Be...

by Staff - 6 days ago

Americans More Pragmatic Than Trump on Border Security

It’s “xenophobic rhetoric” and “fear mongering,” but most Americans are more pragmatic about border security, according to NAACP leaders and friends commenting on President Trump’s first televised Oval Office speech. “There is a growing humanitarian...