News Web Part - allow users to add custom labels
Currently with the News Web Part you cannot control the little labels that appear on top of the article (similar to what Bootstrap calls badges).
The only way to control this, is to create a Site per news Topic, then aggregate all those Sites on your Home Sites.
Would be far simpler if the News Web Part used the property from the Site Pages library and displayed that.
This way, you can have multiple different authors publishing news posts about various topics within the same site.