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After 13 Years, Black and Missing Foundation Still Searching for Thousands of Missing People of Color

It's been 13 years since Natalie Wilson and her sister-in-law Derrica Wilson founded the Black and Missing Foundation to help bring attention and closure to the ever-growing number of cases in...

 

Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump Named to TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People

TIME named nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump to the 2021 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, making him the only personal...

 

Hiding in Plain Sight, a 30-Year-Old Hijacking Mystery Solved on 9/11

A breezy and seasonally satisfying Tuesday, September 11, 2001, began with the promise that beat reporters crave – the knowledge that my story would appear on the front page. Riding high from the...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    August 26, 2021

Rev. Jesse Jackson Speaks About His and Wife's Covid Diagnosis

While he and his wife remain hospitalized in a Chicago hospital after positive Covid tests, the Rev. Jesse Jackson told the Black Press that he remains vigilant in fighting for freedom, justice, and...

 

NBA Foundation Sends Millions in Grants to Black-owned Businesses

The NBA Foundation today announced 22 new grants totaling $6 million to help create employment opportunities, further career advancement and drive greater economic empowerment for Black youth. The gra...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    August 5, 2021

Biden Administration Extends Eviction Moratorium, Potentially Rescuing Millions From Losing Housing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has taken new measures to protect renters from evictions. Over the past two months, the new prohibition on evictions will apply to communities with high...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    July 29, 2021

National Civil Rights and Personal Injury Attorneys Ben Crump and Bob Hilliard Uncovering Widespread Racism in Banking

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorneys Ben Crump of Ben Crump Law and Bob Hilliard of Hilliard Martinez Gonzales announced today that they are reviewing a...

 

Delta Variant Now Makes up 83 Percent of all U.S. COVID Cases

The delta variant of the coronavirus now accounts for roughly 83 percent of all U.S. COVID-19 cases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky announced on Tuesday,...

 
 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...

 
 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,...

 

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