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Jackson Celebrates 74th, Focuses on Economic Justice
October 8, 2015
The significance of the Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr.’s birthday celebration this year has to do with the Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s ongoing work toward economic justice, he said. ... read more »
Obama Lauds Black Women at CBC Dinner
October 7, 2015
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – During his speech at the 45th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) Phoenix Awards Dinner, President Barack Obama celebrated the critical role that Black women have played in “every great movement in American history” and pledged to address challenges they face in the workplace and in the criminal justice system. ... read more »
NNPA Black Press Honors Black Leaders
October 7, 2015
  WASHINGTON (NNPA) – At a reception during the 45th Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference, the National Newspaper Publishers Association honored five Black luminaries with its Leadership Awards. ... read more »
WLAC One of 19 Named “Leader College”
October 7, 2015
Achieving the Dream has announced that West Los Angeles College earned Leader College distinction—a national designation awarded to community colleges that commit to improving student success and closing achievement gaps. West has shown how data can inform policy and practice to help community college students achieve their goals, resulting in improved skills, better employability, and economic growth for families, communities, and the nation as a whole. ... read more »
James Bell appointed as first African American to serve on Apple’s Board of Directors
October 7, 2015
At Apple's shareholder meeting in March, Rev. Jesse Jackson appealed to Tim Cook and his team to re-double their commitment to diversity and inclusion by bringing qualified women and people of color on to their Board of Directors. ... read more »
Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act a Significant Step Forward
October 7, 2015
On Thursday October 1, a bipartisan group of Senators unveiled The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act. The bill would lower costs in the federal prison system and reform sentencing for non-violent offenders. ... read more »
The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. Highlights Empowerment and Excellence At 38th Annual Symposium
October 3, 2015
The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. (BWA) presented its 38th Annual Symposium: Workshop & Awards Luncheon in the nation’s capital recently, hosting a blue-ribbon workshop on the financial impact of caregiving and honoring the service and accomplishments of five African-American women. ... read more »
Nielsen: African-Americans Upending Stereotypes in Education, Income, Media and More
October 1, 2015
Nielsen recently released Increasingly Affluent, Educated and Diverse: African-American Consumers – the Untold Story, the fifth installment in its Diverse Intelligence Series. This new report is inclusive of insights about affluent Black consumers with annual household incomes of $75,000 and higher and upends outdated stereotypes about African-Americans, ... read more »
Hyundai Hope on Wheels Honors National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
September 30, 2015
Dave Zuchowski, President & CEO of the Hyundai Corporation shares a moment with NNPA National Sales Representative Steven Larkin, during the Congressional Black Caucus, at Hyundai’s kick off event for their foundation’s fight to eradicate childhood cancer, ... read more »
NNPA Black Press Honors Black Leaders
September 23, 2015
At a reception during the 45th Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference, the National Newspaper Publishers Association honored five Black luminaries with its Leadership Awards. ... read more »
Fund Helps Low-Income Customers Pay Electric Bills
September 23, 2015
Since 1982, SCE’s Energy Assistance Fund has provided financial help to those in need. This year, Edison International, its employees and customers donated $1.5 million. ... read more »
National Conference Celebrating 50th Anniversary of the Nguzo Saba, The African American Cultural Center and the organization Us
September 17, 2015
A wide range of Black scholars, activists, teachers, students and community members from around the country will gather together in Los Angeles, September 24 – 27, ... read more »
Grand jury indicts mother in death of child found in swing
September 17, 2015
A Maryland woman who was found pushing her dead son in a playground swing earlier this year has been indicted and charged with manslaughter and child abuse, ... read more »
Original Tuskegee Airman Spann Remembered in Texas and New Jersey
September 17, 2015
Original Tuskegee airman and fighter pilot, Lieutenant Calvin Spann, passed away on Sunday, September 6 at his home surrounded by his family. He was 90-years old. ... read more »
Helping Babies By Lifting Up Mothers
September 16, 2015
  WASHINGTON – In a small red wooden house across from a wooded area in northeast Washington neighborhood, virtually unnoticed by their neighbors, are people who save and transform lives. ... read more »
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