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 By Stacy M. Brown    News    November 7, 2019 

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...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    April 4, 2019

Bias and non-attention given to Black Girls who "disappear"

Have you heard of Andreen Nicole McDonald of Texas? She's young, just 29 years old, pretty, married to a military husband and missing. Like thousands of other black females who've gone missing, there...

 

NAACP Celebrates 110th Anniversary of Freedom Fighting

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People – NAACP – was founded 110 years ago after a deadly race riot rocked the city of Springfield, Illinois. "Because of the riots in...

 

Our Black Women and Girls Have Gone Missing but Few Seem to Care

Victoria Shaw, a Black girl approximately 15 years old, went missing Monday, Feb. 11, in West Hartford, Connecticut. Teandah Slater, Black and also only 15 years old, was reported missing on...

 

Hattie McDaniel First African American Oscar Winner

Long before Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and the Internet, Hattie McDaniel knew what it meant to "clap back" against her haters. Upon hearing backlash for film roles where she portrayed a servant ...

 

Andrew Gillum Addresses Future, Importance of Black Press

Former Tallahassee Mayor and Florida Gubernatorial Candidate, Andrew Gillum, didn't break the kind of news that many publishers, editors and journalists may have wanted at the National Newspaper...

 

Birmingham Seeks to Restore Previously Rescinded Honor to Angela Davis

Human and Civil Rights Activist Angela Davis turned 75 on Saturday, Jan. 26, and family, fans, and supporters took to social media and other platforms to salute the freedom fighter and Birmingham,...

 

Mississippi Campaign Heats Up After 'Lynching' Remark

It's a campaign that flew quietly under the radar – though the outcome could not only make history but change the dynamics in the United States Senate. Down in the Delta – where the public...

 

Experts Say, 'Throw out Cosby Conviction

Doctored or lost tapes and an apparent and open conspiracy has led multiple legal experts to conclude that Bill Cosby's upcoming sentencing on assault charges should be postponed – if not thrown...

 

Newseum Honors First African American Woman to Cover White House

On Friday, Sept. 21, a new sculpture of Alice Allison Dunnigan, the first African American woman to receive press credentials to cover the White House and Congress, is scheduled to go on display at...

 

Jay Z, Beyoncé Awarding $1M in Scholarships to 'Exceptional' High School Students

Popular music's most powerful couple continue to make power moves. Hip-hop superstar Jay Z and his wife, Beyoncé, have announced a new scholarship program that will award 10 scholarships worth...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    August 23, 2018

South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn Says that Democrats that Want to Win in November Must Advertise in the Black Press

While there's at least a perceived growing number of Democrats who say they want to replace California Rep. Nancy Pelosi as the Democratic leader in the House of Representatives, South Carolina Rep....

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    August 16, 2018

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin Is Gravely ill

Aretha Franklin, arguably the greatest voice in music history, reportedly is gravely ill. Family members and her closest companions have gathered at her bedside for a final round of goodbyes, with...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    April 5, 2018

Civil Rights Leaders Remember Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4

On April 3, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his prophetic but inspirational "I've Been to the Mountaintop," speech at the historic Masonic Temple in Memphis, Tennessee. One day later, the...

 

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