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Gucci to Step Up Diversity Hiring After ‘Blackface’ Uproar 
February 21, 2019
Italian fashion house Gucci announced a major push Friday to step up diversity hiring as part of a long-term plan to build cultural awareness at the luxury fashion company following an uproar over an $890 sweater that resembled blackface.  ... read more »
NAACP Celebrates 110th Anniversary of Freedom Fighting
February 21, 2019
“Had there been no May 17, 1954 (the day the Supreme Court ruled in Brown V. Board of Education), I’m not sure there would have been a Little Rock. I’m not sure there would have been a Martin Luther King Jr., or Rosa Parks, had it not been for May 17, 1954. It created an environment for us to push, for us to pull,” Lewis said. ... read more »
NNPA President Talks Black History, Diversity During Fireside Chat with Volkswagen
February 21, 2019
“Our history didn’t begin in slavery,” said National Newspaper Publishers Association President Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. “We were kings and queens. We had dynasties long before the slave trade,” Chavis said during Volkswagen Group of America’s Black History Month fireside chat. ... read more »
Black History Month: Two Centuries of Black History and the Black Press 
February 21, 2019
“The Black Press is an aspect of the fabric of the Black existence in America that is not getting enough attention or support from the community,” Kisha A. Brown, the founder and CEO of Justis Connection, told NNPA Newswire.   ... read more »
Most and Least Ethnically Diverse U.S. Cities Identified
February 21, 2019
“A growing body of social psychological research suggests that information about increasing ethnic diversity can lead white Americans to express greater concerns about their ethnic group’s status and, further, these concerns can have implications for interethnic attitudes as well as political attitudes,” said Dr. Maureen Craig, a WalletHub expert and assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at New York University. ... read more »
Sentencing Set In Race-Based Shooting Amid Katrina Chaos 
February 21, 2019
A White man who fired a shotgun at three Black men in a race-based attack amid the devastation of Hurricane Katrina was set for sentencing Thursday in a federal courtroom in New Orleans.  ... read more »
NFL Settles Collusion Case with Kaepernick 
February 21, 2019
The settlement comes just one day after it was revealed that the former San Francisco 49er, who led the team to a Super Bowl in 2013, turned down a contract offer to play in a new developmental league  ... read more »
New Executive Takes Top Post as State Newspapers Tackle Minority Concerns on Statewide Issues Like the 2020 U.S. Census 
February 21, 2019
Riverside-based publisher of the Black Voice News, Dr. Paulette Brown-Hinds, was recently sworn in as the first African-American president of the California News Publishers Association (CNPA) ... read more »
Report Sheds Light on Georgia’s Voting System Failures  
February 21, 2019
The Coalition for Good Governance released a report this month highlighting a significant number of drop off votes for lieutenant governor in the state of Georgia, the highest number from largely black neighborhoods, they said. ... read more »
NAACP Compton Branch Installs New Board  
February 21, 2019
Community members, elected officials and several young people came out on Feb. 16, to applaud the new board of directors for the NAACP Compton Branch.  ... read more »
Prada Announces Diversity Council After Blackface Outrage 
February 21, 2019
Italian brand Prada said it is forming a diversity council to ``elevate voices of color within the company and fashion industry at large,'' a move that follows accusations of racism in the luxury fashion world.  ... read more »
State Sen. Holly J. Mitchell Joins the Race for 2nd District Supervisor Seat 
February 21, 2019
Last Thursday, February 14, 2019, State Sen. Holly J. Mitchell announced that she is entering the race for the 2nd District seat on the Board of Supervisors.  ... read more »
Black Caucus Applauds Appointments of Two Members to House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis
February 15, 2019
The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) released the following statement applauding the appointment of two members to the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. Representatives Donald McEachin (D-VA) and Joe Neguse (D-CO) were selected to serve on the committee, which will spearhead efforts to prevent and reverse the climate crisis. ... read more »
WATCH: Authors of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics Land NAACP Image Award Nomination, Checkout their Conversation with Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper
February 15, 2019
WATCH: Authors of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics Land NAACP Image Award Nomination, Checkout their Conversation with Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper ... read more / watch video »
Black Press, UAW Moves to Strengthen Already Solid Relationship
February 15, 2019
The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) has enjoyed a long history of supporting organized labor, particularly during the Civil Rights Movement when many unions and civil rights-focused organizations worked together to secure legislation that benefitted African Americans. ... read more »
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