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Chicago Crusader Publisher Dorothy Leavell Elected New Chairman of the NNPA 
June 29, 2017
Shortly, before the National Newspaper Publishers Association's (NNPA) annual Legacy Awards Gala, NNPA members elected veteran Chicago Crusader publisher Dorothy Leavell to serve as chairman of the group for the next two years (2017-2019). ... read more »
Home of firebombed NAACP officer added to historic register
June 29, 2017
The Natchez home of Wharlest Jackson Sr. and his late wife, Exerlena, was added to the register June 6. ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus turns down Trump invitation
June 29, 2017
A White House spokeswoman said the development was “pretty disappointing” and pledged to arrange for individual members to meet one-on-one with Trump. ... read more »
L.A. Sentinel wins 4 NNPA Awards
June 29, 2017
The Los Angeles Sentinel reaped four honors in the 2017 National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Merit Awards. ... read more »
Ferguson attorney: Brown family settlement $1.5 million
June 29, 2017
The insurance company for the city of Ferguson, Missouri, paid $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Brown's parents, the city attorney said Friday. ... read more »
North Carolina NAACP leader says he’ll stay for rest of term
June 29, 2017
The Rev. William Barber said Sunday he will remain president until his replacement is elected at the NAACP's convention. ... read more »
World Food Prize goes to African Development Bank president
June 29, 2017
Adesina said it's vitally important to show young people in rural regions of Africa that farming can be profitable and can improve their lives as a way to stem terrorist recruitment efforts. He said high unemployment among young people, high or extreme poverty, and climate and environmental degradation all contribute to conditions in which terrorists thrive. He said these factors make up "the disaster triangle." ... read more »
Tennessee weighs commission to examine Jim Crow brutality
June 29, 2017
Tennessee is taking a tentative step toward acknowledging its legacy of lynching and other civil rights crimes. State lawmakers are weighing whether Tennessee should establish a commission that can investigate cold cases ignored during Jim Crow and decide whether to prosecute perpetrators if they're still alive. ... read more »
NNPA Hosts National Black Parents Town Hall
June 22, 2017
In an on-going effort to increase awareness about the “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA) in the Black community, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) hosted a national town hall for Black parents at the National Harbor in Prince George’s County, Md. ... read more »
Milwaukee mayor urges peaceful protest after ex-cop cleared
June 22, 2017
A Milwaukee jury on Wednesday June 21, acquitted a former police officer in the on-duty shooting of a black man last year that ignited riots on the city’s north side. ... read more »
Auto Review: 2018 Chevrolet Equinox
June 22, 2017
Chevrolet has continued to develop advanced vehicles to meet the needs of a diverse group of drivers and their different lifestyles. ... read more »
Richmond to unveil Maggie Walker monument next month
June 22, 2017
The city of Richmond will unveil its new monument honoring pioneering African-American entrepreneur Maggie Walker next month. ... read more »
Mississippi town elects woman as 1st African-American mayor
June 22, 2017
Outgoing Mayor Knox Ross says it's no big surprise to him that Beechem won because it was a three-candidate race in a nonpartisan general election without a runoff. ... read more »
Nooses on National Mall Echo Domestic Terrorism
June 22, 2017
Nooses on the National Mall Stoke Memories of “America’s Dark History” ... read more »
Bodycam shows shooting of black man by Milwaukee officer
June 22, 2017
Heaggan-Brown, 25, faces up to 60 years in prison if convicted of killing Smith but he's already lost his job. He was fired in October after being charged with sexual assault in an unrelated case. ... read more »
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