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Senator Kamala Harris at National Action Network: ‘We Must Speak Truth’
April 24, 2018
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, delivered remarks at the National Action Network’s 2018 Convention. She reflected on the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement and outlined the fights our country faces today. ... read more »
Long Beach State University Ranked No. 53 in Forbes’ ‘America’s Best Value Colleges 2018’ list
April 23, 2018
“This recognition by Forbes serves to further highlight the excellence of our faculty, the accomplishments of our alumni and the ongoing efforts to provide access for students across all income levels,” university President Jane Close Conoley said. “This survey of the higher education landscape underscores the importance that everyone – particularly students and parents – places on affordability and the ‘return on investment.’ Our placement in the rankings shows that while there is more work to be done, we are on the right track.” ... read more »
Starbucks to Close 8,000 Stores Nationwide for Racial-Bias Education on May 29
April 19, 2018
Curriculum to be designed by nationally recognized experts and will be available for other companies to use. ... read more »
NAACP Statement on Starbucks and Growing Climate of Racism and Intolerance
April 19, 2018
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s premier civil rights organization, issued the following statement following the disgraceful arrest of two African American men in a Philadelphia Starbucks. ... read more »
NNPA Chairman Celebrates 50 Years as Crusader Publisher
April 19, 2018
Dorothy R. Leavell Celebrates 50 Years as Publisher of the Crusader Newspapers ... read more »
Pioneering Black choreographer, director Donald McKayle dies
April 19, 2018
Donald McKayle, a modern dancer and choreographer who brought the black experience in America to the Broadway stage in musicals such as ``Raisin'' and ``Sophisticated Ladies,'' has died. He was 87. ... read more »
NNPA SPECIAL REPORT: Former Model Janice Dickinson Testifies at Cosby Trial
April 19, 2018
Former Model Janice Dickinson Testifies at Cosby Trial ... read more »
Panel Talks Dr. Ronald Walters’ Legacy, Black Power and the Black Press
April 19, 2018
Black Scholar and Activist Ron Walters Was a Genius, Donna Brazile Says ... read more »
U.S. Strike Against Syria is One More Step Toward a Lawless Presidency
April 19, 2018
“Mission accomplished,” announced President Donald Trump after the United States, France and England unleashed more than 100 missiles on Syria in reaction to the regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons against its own people. ... read more »
For HBCU marching bands, it’s all ‘about the showmanship’  
April 19, 2018
Five drum majors approach midfield and snap into high-stepping formation, capes swirling as they spin and drop into splits before hopping up and bending backward until their hats scrape the ground.  ... read more »
When Children are Forced to Protect Themselves 2018 Vote for Your Lives
April 19, 2018
The assaults on the 16 students and one school staff member represent the fifth school shooting in 2018. It also marks the 187th school shooting since April 20, 1999; 18 years ago, at 11:19 a.m. when 13 people were killed and 20 were injured in a similar attack. While the latest shootings garnered outrage across the globe, young people in African American communities were reminded of the everyday gun violence that riddles homes and doorsteps in poor communities on a daily basis with little or no fanfare. ... read more »
NNPA National Black Voter Registration Drive Begins in N.C.
April 19, 2018
Ten-member newspapers of the North Carolina Black Publishers Association (NCBPA) and Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jr. the president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), have agreed to mount a statewide campaign to maximize the African American vote for the 2018 midterm elections. ... read more »
The Legacy of Dr. King and the “Bank In” Movement
April 19, 2018
After 50 years, the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lives on through the legacy of Unity Bank and Trust, the current work of OneUnited Bank and all Black banks. We are honored to carry the torch…and recognize the importance of passing the baton from “bank in” to #BankBlack. ... read more »
Black Women Speak Out Against the Tobacco Industry Targeting Women  
April 19, 2018
As National Minority Health Month continues, we highlight a health topic that is impacting women at alarming rates, lung cancer. ... read more »
Zuckerberg, Facebook Taking Precautions for the Future In Wake of Cambridge Analytica Scandal
April 12, 2018
Facebook officials released a Data Abused Bounty on April 10, rewarding now anyone who reports data abuse. The monetary awards will go to those with first-hand knowledge and proof of cases where a Facebook platform app collects and transfers people’s data to another party to be sold, stolen or used for scams or political influence, they said. ... read more »
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