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Amid the Chaotic Speakership Debate in the House, A Star is Born

t's possible that after the bitter campaign for House Speaker ended on January 7th, Americans – especially Black Americans – felt a strong sense of déjà vu. New York Democratic Rep. Hakeem...

 

Biden-Harris Tout Record Small Business Growth; President Says 'Best Days Ahead'

Recent Census numbers show that the Biden-Harris administration set a new high for the number of new small businesses created. The U.S. SBA administrator, Isabella Guzman, stated that the rate of new...

 

How Some are Finding Success While Living on Less

It was supposed to be a part-time job. But the workload, travel requirements and responsibilities made Keturah Lee's IT program management position as stressful as any full-time job. The Northeast...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    January 5, 2023

House, Senate Pass Legislation to Lower Cost of Inmate Telephone Calls

In 2017, Reesy Floyd-Thompson, who calls herself a "digital wonder woman," said she had to deal with the shame of the incarceration of a significant other. Her husband's incarceration also meant that...

 

A Look 'Black' On 2022 and how Black Excellence Still Prevails

The Black Press of America entered its 195th year in 2022, highly engaged in the continued fight for freedom, justice, equity, and equality. Just one year after the Jan. 6 insurrection not only...

 

Big U.S. Cities Fail to Provide Data for New FBI Hate Crimes Report

Critics immediately threw cold water on a new FBI 2021 Hate Crime Statistics Act Report released by U.S. Department of Justice officials on Monday, Dec. 12. Margaret Huang, the president, and CEO of t...

 

Capitol Hill Lawmakers Push Bill That Hurts Local and Black-owned Newspapers

On the surface, the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act sounds like a win for news organizations that remain committed to providing vital information for their communities. It also sounds...

 

Brittney Griner Freed

After 294 days in Russian custody, including the past several weeks in a dreaded and dangerous penal colony, WNBA star Brittney Griner is free. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris...

 

Raphael Warnock Wards Off Herschel Walker, Wins Georgia Senate Runoff

For the second time in as many years, voters in Georgia have delivered a Senate runoff victory for Democrats. Incumbent Raphael Warnock, who won a runoff in January 2021 against Republican Kelly...

 

Homeland Security Extends REAL ID Enforcement Deadline for Two more Years

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on Monday, Dec. 5, it would extend for two years the REAL ID full enforcement, from May 3, 2023, to May 7, 2025. Officials deemed it important to...

 

Smithsonian African American Museum Honors Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther Costume in New Exhibit

A new exhibition debuting next spring at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) will celebrate Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther hero costume....

 

Areva Martin Continues to Advocate for Those with Special Needs and Those Facing Discrimination and Injustice

Areva Martin grew up in North St. Louis, Missouri, and she said she intuitively knew that something was different about her neighborhood. "St. Louis is one of the most segregated cities in the...

 

Attorney Ben Crump Files Lawsuit on Behalf of User of Chemical Hair Straightening Products

Researchers have discovered that hair products used predominately by Black women are likely to contain hazardous chemicals with endocrine-disrupting and carcinogenic properties. Armed with that...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    October 6, 2022

Vice President Harris Announces Slate of Actions to Help Black and Minority-owned Small Businesses

Vice President Kamala Harris used her time at Freedman's Bank Forum to announce new public and private-sector efforts to advance racial equity. Harris said the administration recognizes the continued...

 

Barack and Michelle Obama Revel in 'Family Reunion' in Return to White House for Official Portrait Reveal

Former President Barack Obama declared a family reunion at the White House on Wednesday, Sept. 7, as official portraits of him and former First Lady Michelle Obama were unveiled during a ceremony in...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    August 18, 2022

Biden Administration Declares Public Health Emergency Over Monkeypox Outbreak

The Biden-Harris administration has declared monkeypox a public health emergency, a move they said would free emergency funding and improve the distribution of vaccines and treatments. "We are...

 

Serena Williams Announces Retirement from Tennis

Serena Williams is giving tennis one last hurrah before hanging up her racket for good. With 23 Grand Slam titles and 192 career wins, Williams announced that she's retiring following next month's U.S...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    August 4, 2022

Rocket Mortgage 'Changing the Course' for Black Detroit Residents During PGA TOUR Event

Even as Tony Finau, Taylor Pendrit, Cameron Champ, and others stormed atop the leaderboard, officials were again making sure that the PGA TOUR's Rocket Mortgage Classic continued its four-year-old...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    July 21, 2022

Vice President Harris Addresses NAACP Convention; Urges Black Voter Participation

Vice President Kamala Harris appeared at the NAACP convention in Atlantic City on Monday, July 18, declaring that freedom, liberty, and democracy are on the ballot in the upcoming midterm elections....

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    July 14, 2022

Biden Celebrates Historic Gun Legislation Bill at White House Ceremony

President Joe Biden on Monday touted "historic progress" on actions to reduce gun violence. He said his administration has taken more executive action to reduce gun violence than any other president...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    June 30, 2022

NNPA and Transformative Justice Coalition Announce National GOTV Campaign Targeting 10 Million More Black Voters

Ahead of the all-important 2022 midterm elections, reports show that more than 55 million Americans remain unregistered to vote – and about 10 million are African Americans who are eligible to vote...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    June 23, 2022

Vice President Kamala Harris Talks Voting Rights, Racism With Black Press Publishers

Vice President Kamala Harris held an exclusive discussion with publishers from the National Newspaper Publishers Association, which represents the Black Press of America, to discuss various issues fro...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    May 5, 2022

Neighborhoods of Color are Breathing Unhealthier Air Than in the Previous Two Decades Combined

According to a report published this week by the American Lung Association, almost half of Americans – 137 million people – are experiencing more days of "very unhealthy" and "hazardous" air...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    April 21, 2022

Advocates Say FBI Missing Children Data Misleading; Does Disservice to Black Juveniles

Missing white children receive far more media coverage than missing Black and Brown children. A fact advocates often point to when explaining the disparity in attention provided to individuals of...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    April 21, 2022

White House Unveils Steps to Advance Equity in America

The Department of Health and Human Services said its increasing outreach to communities of color to encourage enrollment in free and low-cost health care, and the agency will address the maternal mort...

 

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