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Minneapolis cop who knelt on man’s neck charged with murder
May 29, 2020
The police officer who was seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday and charged with murder in a case that sparked protests across the United States and violence in Minneapolis. ... read more »
Students No Longer Need SAT and ACT Scores for Admissions to UC Schools 
May 28, 2020
Last Thursday, the University of California’s (UC) Board of Regents voted 23-0 to end the use of the SAT and ACT tests in admissions for all California freshman applicants through 2024. ... read more »
Legendary Rapper Ice Cube Discusses the Importance of Black Media
May 28, 2020
Hip-Hop legend talks new movie ‘The High Note’ and Black life in exclusive interview. Black Press USA is the harmonious sound of media publication in America for the Black community; ... read more »
Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden Clarifies Message to Black America
May 28, 2020
As the Breakfast Club interview wrapped and a Biden aide said he was running short on time, Charlamagne asked the former vice president to stop by the studio when Biden returns to New York.  “It’s a long way until November,” Charlamagne told Biden. “We’ve got more questions.”  Biden replied, “You’ve got more questions?” “Well, I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for Trump or me, then you ain’t black.”   ... read more »
Swift firings for Minneapolis officers in death of black man
May 27, 2020
Four officers were fired a day after George Floyd’s death, a stunning and swift move by the Minneapolis chief with the mayor’s full backing. But despite their dismissal, whether the incident will be considered criminal, or even excessive force, is a more complicated question that will likely take months to investigate.  The officers were dismissed soon after a bystander’s video taken outside a south Minneapolis grocery store Monday night showed an officer kneeling on the handcuffed man’s neck, even after he pleaded that he could not breathe and stopped moving. Floyd’s death prompted protests Tuesday, with thousands taking to the streets at the intersection where he died.  ... read more »
WATCH: #SaveLocalJournalism #5: #BLACKPRESSMATTERS — THE VOICE OF BLACK AMERICA
May 22, 2020
Join us as the NNPA’s Sr. Correspondent Stacy Brown interviews 4 iconic publishers: Calvin Anderson, Memphis New Tri-State Defender; Cheryl Smith, Texas Metro News; Toni Draper, the Afro; & Brandon Brooks, Los Angeles Sentinel. They will discuss business, culture, and the future and respond to your questions and comments. ... read more / watch video »
Early Data Shows “Encouraging” Census Response Rates in Hard-to-Count Cities 
May 21, 2020
Early data is showing cities in California with some of the hardest-to-count census tracts are among places with above-average U.S. Census response rates so far. Many of them are areas where African Americans live.    ... read more »
R&B Icon, Betty Wright, Passes at 66
May 14, 2020
Betty Wright paved the way for R&B female vocalists today. ... read more »
‘Good Golly, Miss Molly!’ Rock ’n’ Roll Icon, Little Richard, Passes at 87
May 14, 2020
He will always be one of the pillars on which Rock ’n’ Roll stands. ... read more »
Los Angeles Native Nathan Thornton Teaches SmarterKorean
May 14, 2020
Nathan Thorton started and runs SmarterKorean, a successful Korean language company that started in Los Angeles. What’s unusual about this fact is that Mr. Thorton isn’t Korean; he is in fact, African American and was born and raised in Los Angeles.  ... read more »
Clarence Waldron Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
May 14, 2020
Clarence Waldron, known as “the dean of arts and entertainment journalists” has been named the recipient of a 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chicago Headline Club’s Peter Lisagor Awards. ... read more »
California Black Caucus Introduces Reparations Bill
May 14, 2020
On May 11, the California Assembly Judiciary Committee voted yes on a bill that would mandate the state to set up an eight-member commission to examine how California engaged in — and benefited from — the enslavement of Black men, women and children. ... read more »
Soul Singer “No Pain No Gain” Betty Wright Has Passed Away at 66
May 10, 2020
Soul singer, Betty Wright has died at age 66, according to her family. The “No Pain (No Gain)” and “Tonight Is the Night” hitmaker passed away on Sunday morning, ... read more »
Andre Harrell, Who Discovered P. Diddy and Founded Uptown Label, is Dead at 59
May 9, 2020
Andre Harrell, the longtime music executive who founded the hip-hop label Uptown Records and mentored Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, died Friday at age 59, DJ D-Nice announced on his Instagram Live. ... read more »
Father, son charged with killing black man Ahmaud Arbery
May 7, 2020
Georgia authorities arrested a white father and son Thursday and charged them with murder in the February shooting death of a black man they had pursued in a truck after spotting him running in their neighborhood. ... read more »
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