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 By Stacy M. Brown    News    July 15, 2021 

14-Year-old Becomes First African American to Win Scripps National Spelling Bee

NNPA NEWSWIRE - After spelling the word "Murraya," a genus of tropical Asiatic and Australian trees, Zaila Avant-garde became the first African American to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    July 15, 2021 

White House Releases Gun Reduction Strategy

NNPA NEWSWIRE - The core of the President's plan is a partnership with cities and states, equipping local leaders with historic levels of federal funding and a range of tools to address the...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    July 1, 2021

Cosby Conviction Overturned!

NNPA NEWSWIRE - The state Supreme Court ruled that Cosby's deal with former prosecutor Bruce Castor should have been honored. In a phone call with Cosby attorney Jennifer Bonjean, she states, "I am...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    June 17, 2021

Senate Passes Bill to Make Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

Texas Democratic Congressman Al Green began recognizing Juneteenth as a paid holiday in his office last year, so when the Senate passed legislation this week to make the date that commemorates freedom...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    June 10, 2021

Dr. Fauci Addresses Getting "Shots at the 'Shop'" During Black Press Appearance

Dr. Anthony Fauci said he wholeheartedly supports President Joe Biden's initiative with Black-owned barbershops and beauty salons to get more African Americans vaccinated. The National Institute of...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    June 3, 2021

Biden-Harris Administration Steps up Efforts to Narrow Racial Wealth Gap

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are stepping up their efforts to narrow the racial wealth gap. Following the President's visit to Oklahoma, where he observed the centennial of...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    May 27, 2021

Kristen Clarke Becomes First Black Women Confirmed by Senate to Head DOJ's Civil Rights Division

The Senate voted 51-48 on Tuesday, May 25, to confirm civil rights attorney Kristen Clarke to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. The confirmation makes Clarke the first Black woman...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    May 20, 2021

Black, Latino and Female Officers Use Less Force than Whites

African American police officers made more than 15 fewer stops, about two fewer arrests on average than their White counterparts , ScienceNews.org found in a new study. The study revealed that...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    May 20, 2021

Black Civil War Regiment Honored in Detroit

Officials in Detroit have unveiled the 102nd United States Colored Troop Memorial Highway, honoring the heroic African American Infantry Regiment formed during the Civil War in 1863. The dedication... Full story

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    May 13, 2021

Biden-Harris Administration Delivers Funds to Support Older Americans' Health

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Community Living has released $1.4 billion in funding from the American Rescue Plan for Older Americans Act programs, including...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    May 6, 2021

DOJ Seeks to Clean up Police Departments Around the Country

When U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that the Department of Justice had opened a civil investigation to determine whether police in Minneapolis engage in a pattern or practice of...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    April 29, 2021

President Biden Announces Executive Orders to Curb Gun Violence

Determining that "enough is enough," President Joe Biden announced a series of executive actions to reduce gun violence. Vice President Kamala Harris joined the commander-in-chief in calling on...

 

EBONY 75th Anniversary Book Chronicles Black American Excellence and History

Since 1945, Ebony has chronicled Black life and the multitude of contributions of generations of African American icons, trailblazers, changemakers, and the unsung. As the pandemic continues and...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    April 22, 2021

Obama, NNPA, NAACP, Urban League Applaud Chauvin Verdict, Call it a 'First Step'

Former President Barack Obama joined the National Newspaper Publishers Association, the NAACP, the National Urban League, and others to applaud the guilty verdicts in the Derek Chauvin case. For...

 

General Motors Announces 400 Percent Increase in Ad Spending with Black-Owned Media

General Motors, a longtime corporate partner of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), announced increasing advertising spending in Black-owned media by 400 percent. According to a...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    April 8, 2021

53 Years After MLK's Assassination

Fifty-three years after the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death, the slain civil rights icon's legacy is easily seen in how his daughter has continued to fight for many of the same causes....

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    March 11, 2021

President Biden Poised to Sign $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan

President Joe Biden eagerly awaits the final version of the American Rescue Plan, and is expected to sign the legislation into law by the end of the week. After passing in the Senate last weekend,...

 

President Biden Applauded for Reopening of Obamacare Enrollment

After four years of the previous administration's efforts to destroy the Affordable Care Act (ACA), President Joe Biden has moved swiftly to repair damage done to President Obama's signature...

 

Hero Capitol Officer Eugene Goodman Hails from Washington, DC

NNPA NEWSWIRE - Lawmakers are seeking to honor Officer Goodman for his actions that may have saved the lives of many people, including members of Congress, during the deadly insurrectionist attack at...

 

A NEW AMERICA DAWNS

Absent the routine large crowds and with snow flurries helping to push the tens of thousands of American flags that blanketed the National Mall in the District, President Joe Biden and Vice President...

 

Kamala Harris Takes Her Place in U.S. History Shatters the 'Ceiling' for Nation's Women, Blacks and Asians

Vice President Kamala Harris will be the most influential vice president of the 49 that we have had, declared a proud Howard University President Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick. With 50 Democrats and 50...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    January 7, 2021

'We Took the Capitol'

Thousands of President Donald Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday as Vice President Mike Pence presided over the Electoral College vote. Carrying Trump banners and American flags an...

 

America Declares to Trump: 'You're Fired'

After days of post-Election Day counting, Democrat Joe Biden has defeated President Donald Trump to become the nation's 46th commander-in-chief. With all eyes on Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada, and Ari...

 

COMMENTARY: The Presidential Race Might be Too Close to Call, but the 'Projected Winner is Racism'

Look at the cities the nation is depending on in order to not re-elect an incompetent, racist, misogynistic president who has killed 230,000 Americans in seven months... Philly, Atlanta, Milwaukee...

 

U.S. Tops A One Day Record of 100,000 New COVID Infections

The United States recorded an all-time high of 102,831 new COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, November 4. Additionally, hospitals admitted more than 50,000 Americans because of coronavirus. Reports...

 

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