Free Press wire reports

Recent Stories

Tease photo


Social media blows up after white priest kicks black family out of funeral

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington has apologized for a white priest kicking an African-American family out of their loved one’s funeral.

Tease photo

Pharrell Williams wants to grow Virginia’s film, TV industry

Two years ago, Pharrell Williams co-produced the movie “Hidden Figures.”

Tease photo

Churches, nonprofits to be hit with taxes under new federal code

Republicans have quietly imposed a new, but limited tax on churches, synagogues and other nonprofits, a little-noticed and surprising change that could cost some groups tens of thousands of dollars.

Tease photo

Jackson family patriarch dies

Joseph “Joe” Jackson, the patriarch who launched the musical Jackson family dynasty, died Wednesday morning, June 27, 2018, in a Las Vegas hospital.

Tease photo

Oprah Winfrey exhibit opens at National Black History Museum

One of the most recognizable openings in television history blares on a video screen: “I’m Oprah Winfrey, and welcome to The Oprah Winfrey Show!” The crowd goes wild. At the center of it all, a dancing young Oprah.

Tease photo

One of the last surviving Navajo Code Talkers dies

Samuel Tom Holiday, one of the last surviving Navajo Code Talkers, died in Southern Utah on Monday, June 11, 2018, surrounded by family members who raised money through a crowdfunding campaign to be by his side.

Tease photo

19-year-old Soto called up to play forA royal wedding to remember

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed in ceremony marked by new traditions, global audience

Prince Harry and his American actress bride Meghan Markle married on Saturday in a dazzling ceremony that blended ancient English ritual with African-American culture, infusing the 1,000-year-old British monarchy with a blast of blackness and modernity.

Tease photo

‘Black Panther’ star returns to alma mater to inspire Howard students at graduation

Actor Chadwick Boseman, a Howard University alumnus who starred in the blockbuster film, “Black Panther,” lauded Howard University students for their recent successful campus protests, saying their efforts to spark change will help them as they enter the workforce.

Tease photo

Hampton University alumna, Hollywood costume designer urges students to be innovators, leaders

Ruth E. Carter challenged Hampton University students to be brave, to be innovators, to be bridge builders and leaders. At the university’s 148th commencement on Sunday, the Hampton alumna and acclaimed Hollywood costume designer for the box office hit “Black Panther” told graduates, “When King T’Challa said, ‘Let’s build bridges not barriers,’ I say good thing Hampton’s got good engineering and architectural programs so they can build bridges that need building once all y’all break barriers in the world with your education.”

Tease photo

Pope Francis thinks about leaving

Pope Francis said he has thought about when it might be time to “take leave” of his flock.

More stories