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Russell Simmons Leads Hip-Hop Elite in Praising New Police Reform Legislation

In the wake of the police killing of George Floyd, the hip-hop community has rallied behind proposed new legislation to reform American policing. Def Jam Founder Russell Simmons has led a coalition...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    June 4, 2020

Obama's Popularity Continues to Rise Amid Trump's Rhetoric

With unrestrained vitriol and the stunning lack of leadership emanating from the White House on an almost daily basis, the ever-rising popularity of former President Barack Obama is unmistakable. The...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    May 14, 2020

Georgia Man Ahmaud Arbery, Shot and Killed - Jogging While Black

Add jogging while Black to the ever-growing list of reasons African Americans continue to be shot down senselessly by armed White men, supposedly under the color of law. Twenty-five-year-old Georgia...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    May 7, 2020

Joe Biden's Plan for Empowering Black America

When former Vice President Joe Biden sat for an exclusive live stream interview with National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. in February, the...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    April 30, 2020

Black-Owned Newspapers and Media Companies Are Small Businesses Too!

Publishers of Black-owned community newspapers, including Janis Ware of the Atlanta Voice, Cheryl Smith of Texas Metro News, Chris Bennett of the Seattle Medium, Denise Rolark Barnes of the...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    April 23, 2020

Biden Wants Michelle Obama as Veep

Is a return to the White House by the Obama family in the cards? It can happen if former First Lady Michelle Obama would accept a public invitation from former Vice President and presumptive Democrati...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    March 19, 2020

Rory Gamble Named First African American President of the UAW

The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in North America, with members in virtually...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    March 12, 2020

Companies Owned by Women of Color Account for 89 Percent of All New Women-Owned Businesses

Crystal Etienne is a businesswoman, wife, and mother of two children. She's also the founder of Ruby Love, a $10 million personal care company that she built in just four years. "My dream was to...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    March 5, 2020

Biden Says, 'The Black Vote Will Determine the Nominee'

A sincere and open former Vice President Joe Biden spoke candidly to the Black Press during an interview Tuesday with Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., President and CEO of the National Newspaper Publisher...

 

For People of Color, Gentrification is More a Curse than a Blessing

From a dowdy provincial city in the 1980s, Philadelphia has become a world-class urban center through gentrification – primarily through landmark architecture that now sets the city center and...

 

COMMENTARY: Snoop Dogg V. Gayle King and Ambassador Susan Rice

Last week, just days after the tragic death of basketball superstar and entrepreneur Kobe Bryant, CBS This Morning co-host, and Friend of Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King sparked a controversy following her...

 

IN MEMORIAM: Lakers' Legend Kobe Bryant Killed in Helicopter Crash

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna Maria Onore, were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday, January 26, 2020. Bryant was 41, and his daughter, affectiona...

 

Rev. Dr. William Barber Addresses Systemic Racism & Voting Rights

Rev. Dr. William Barber II believes that everyone has a right to live. Through his Poor People's Campaign, Dr. Barber is continuing to build a movement to overcome systemic racism, systemic poverty,...

 

Bill Cosby Speaks from Prison

Bill Cosby breaks his silence, granting his first exclusive interview since beginning his sentence at SCI-Phoenix, a maximum-security Pennsylvania penitentiary near Philadelphia. Today, in a special p...

 

Black Teen Suicide Reaches Historic Highs

African American teenagers in the United States historically have had lower suicide rates than their white counterparts – until now. A new study analyzing suicide among American teens by a team led...

 

Former Congressman John Conyers dies at 90 years old

Former U.S. Congressman John Conyers, whose 15-year fight to pass legislation that would make Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a federal holiday, has died. He was 90. The longtime Michigan...

 

Legendary Olympic Athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos Earn Induction into U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame

American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos, along with Australian Peter Norman, during the award ceremony of the 200 m race at the Mexican Olympic games. During the awards ceremony, Smith...

 

EXCLUSIVE: Dr. Benjamin Chavis Jr. Visits With a "Strong Bill Cosby"

On the first anniversary of his imprisonment, Bill Cosby received a visit from Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., the renown civil rights leader and lead-member of the famed political prisoner group known...

 

Despite U.S. Open Loss, Serena Williams is still the Greatest of All Time

Serena Williams lost her bid for what would have been her sixth U.S. Open Singles title. It was the second straight year that Williams lost in the finals. But, with 23 Grand Slam tournament titles...

 

National Congress of Black Women to Honor Shirley Chisholm at Annual Brunch

On Sunday, September 15, the National Congress of Black Women will celebrate its 35th annual brunch in the Thurgood Marshall Room of the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington D.C. The non-profit...

 

400 Years in Virginia. 500 Years in Slavery.

The National Newspaper Publishers Association began a series on the transatlantic slave trade. The series started in conjunction with the annual United Nations International Day of Remembrance. With...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    June 27, 2019

Bank of America Launches $5 Billion Home Loan Assistance Program

Bank of America officials have spent the past few months asking their customers and clients a simple question – what would you like to have the power to do? "For many, the goal is to own a home and...

 

NNPA Observes Black Music Month, National Homeownership and Juneteenth

In June, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) joins with millions of other Americans in celebration of Black Music Month and National Homeownership Month. As the trade association...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    May 23, 2019

Memorial Day: NNPA Celebrates Profiles in Courage 365 Days Each Year

Unlike Veterans Day, when we honor all who have served, Memorial Day is when Americans honor persons who have died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. The National Newspaper Publishers...

 

Environmental Racism is Real, Destructive and Deadly

For many, Earth Day stands as a reminder of everyone’s role as stewards of the planet. It’s a time to reflect and to plan ahead for a cleaner and healthier environment. Still, for many others, it’s also a stark reminder about how African...

 

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