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THINK450 Announces Payne Brown as New President
October 18, 2018
Brown will be responsible for providing strategic leadership, revenue management and generation opportunities for the organization. ... read more »
Tina Perry Named General Manager, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network 
October 18, 2018
Oprah Winfrey Network announced today that Tina Perry, executive vice president, business and legal affairs, and board member of OWN, has been named general manager of the network effective January 2019 overseeing all business and creative areas of OWN. ... read more »
Community Policing Conference Discusses Bias in News Media Reporting
October 18, 2018
The day of dialogue brought together elected officials, community members, law enforcement, criminal justice professionals, academics and the media to discuss the future of policing in Los Angeles County. ... read more »
DNC on Eric Dreiband’s Appointment to head the Civil Rights Division
October 15, 2018
DNC Chair and former head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division Tom Perez released the following statement on the Trump administration's appointment of Eric Dreiband to lead the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division ... read more »
Tournament of Roses 2019 Royal Court Selected
October 12, 2018
The Tournament of Roses® announced the seven members of the 2019 Royal Court.  Applicants from 24 Pasadena area schools participated in the interview process. Volunteer members of the Tournament of Roses’ Queen and Court Committee made its selections based on a number of criteria including public speaking ability, academic achievement, youth leadership, and community and school involvement. ... read more »
Harris, Thompson, Nadler, Lofgren, Beatty Lead Lawmakers in Letter to Urge Administration to Halt Deportation of Black Mauritanians
October 12, 2018
There are approximately 3,000 Black Mauritanians in the United States, most of whom arrived in the 1990s after their government forcibly expelled them and stripped them of their citizenship on the basis of their race and ethnicity. So far in fiscal year 2018, the Trump administration has deported 79 Mauritanians, up from eight in FY 2017. ... read more »
Cosby Lawyers Take First Step in Appeal Process
October 11, 2018
Citing doctored evidence, including an exclusive NNPA Newswire report last month that revealed tapes used to convict Bill Cosby were doctored,  attorneys for the comedian have formally begun the process they hope will win his release from a Pennsylvania prison where he has spent the past more than two weeks. ... read more »
Officers In Freddie Gray Case Appeal Claim To Supreme Court
October 11, 2018
Freddie Gray died at 25 years old in 2015, a week after he suffered a spinal injury in a police van. ... read more »
Senator Kamala Harris Statement on Confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh
October 11, 2018
The Judge Kavanaugh the American people saw before the Judiciary Committee does not have the character, the temperament, or the judgment to sit on the highest court in our land. ... read more »
In the Race for Governor of Florida, Andrew Gillum Leads DeSantis in Early Polls
October 11, 2018
In what is expected to be a wave year for Democrats, Gillum may be a beneficiary of high turnout, which typically favors Democrats. ... read more »
King, Abdul-Jabbar Honored for Tackling Homophobia
October 11, 2018
Jean King and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are being honored for lending their names to the fight against homophobia in sports. ... read more »
Investigation into Accusations by Rep. Ellison’s Ex-Girlfriend Finds Charges “Unsubstantiated”
October 11, 2018
A draft report investigating the claims of Karen Monahan, who dated Ellison for three years, was obtained by The Associated Press. ... read more »
Chicago Verdict Raises Hope of Greater Police Accountability
October 11, 2018
A rare scene in the American justice system unfolded Friday in a Chicago courthouse: A White officer stood before a mostly White jury and was convicted of killing a Black teenager. ... read more »
NAACP Partners with We Tv In Multi-Platform Effort to Underscore the Importance of Voting in the Mid-Term Election
October 11, 2018
NAACP, the nation’s foremost civil rights organization, today announced a partnership with WE tv, the #1 cable network for African-American viewers on Thursday nights, that encourages the channel’s viewers to make their voices heard by voting on November 6. The non-partisan effort features WE tv talent delivering the “get out the vote” message that underscores the importance of participating in the democratic process and emphasizes that together with the NAACP, WE make a difference. ... read more »

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