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Rep. Moore Reveals Cancer Diagnosis and How the ACA Saved Her Life
February 7, 2019
In a televised interview, Moore revealed her cancer diagnosis and where she believes she’d be if it weren’t for former President Barack Obama’s signature piece of legislation which allows her to afford the treatments and necessary medication to fight the deadly disease. ... read more »
Sen. Cory Booker Announces 2020 Run for the White House 
February 7, 2019
“I believe that we can build a country where no one is forgotten, no one is left behind, where parents can put food on the table. Where there are good paying jobs with good benefits in every neighborhood. Where our criminal justice system keeps us safe, instead of shuffling more children into cages and coffins. Where we see the faces of our leaders on television and feel pride, not shame,” said Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, during a video announcing his bid for President of the United States. ... read more »
#ImWithKap Social Media Protest Ignites Super Bowl LIII Boycott  
February 7, 2019
A contingent of celebrities, athletes, fans, and activists boycotted Super Bowl on Sunday, February 3, in support of former NFL quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, who has been blackballed by the league according to multiple reports.   ... read more »
Transatlantic Slave Trade, A Five Hundred-Year-Old Shared History
February 7, 2019
The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) has launched a global news feature series on the history, contemporary realities and implications of the transatlantic slave trade.  This is Part 3 in a Series on Slavery in America.   ... read more »
NNPA celebrates a successful year at Mid-Winter Training Conference 
February 7, 2019
The Black Press remains resilient and powerful with NNPA members providing excellent reporting from a Black perspective for more than 75 years while celebrating 192 years of the Black Press in America.  ... read more »
The Catholic Church Played Major Role in Slavery   
February 7, 2019
The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) has launched a global news feature series on the history, contemporary realities and implications of the transatlantic slave trade.  (Read the entire series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11)  ... read more »
Karolyne Ashley: Fashion Designer, Kidney Donor and American Success Story
February 7, 2019
For clothing designer and entrepreneur, Karolyne Ashley, it all begins and ends with love. ... read more »
Tennessee Tribune’s Rosetta Perry Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
February 1, 2019
With one of pop music’s most profound voices performing during a ceremony that included a video tribute featuring tributes from a mayor, a congressman, a school superintendent and a university president, Tennessee Tribune Publisher Rosetta Miller Perry clearly was the star of the night. ... read more »
NAACP Challenge to 2020 Census Preparations Moves Forward
February 1, 2019
“[T]he census must be conducted in a way that will not thwart the goal of equal representation,” wrote U.S. District Judge Paul Grimm, in an opinion granting in part and denying a motion to dismiss brought by the Census Bureau. The ruling allows the case to proceed to discovery and potentially to trial. ... read more »
Birmingham Seeks to Restore Previously Rescinded Honor to Angela Davis
February 1, 2019
“Today [January 26] is Angela Davis’ birthday and we salute our freedom-fighting sister leader for her genius, wisdom and courage in America and throughout the world,” said National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, himself a well-known and lifelong civil rights activist. ... read more »
NNPA Mid-Winter Training Conference Highlights Global Expansion of the Black Press
February 1, 2019
The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) wrapped its Mid-Winter Training Conference on Saturday, Jan. 26, in Orlando, Florida, where publishers, corporate partners and sponsors gathered to help move the publishing industry forward with increased sustainability for the Black Press of America. ... read more »
Sen. Kamala Harris Officially Enters the 2020 Presidential Race with Bold Morality
February 1, 2019
A graduate of Howard University and a member of the AKA sorority, Harris’ rollout has been the most methodically of anyone who has entered the 2020 sweepstakes. Right down to the typography and campaign slogans, which are in the style of the historic 1970s campaign of the first Black woman ever elected to Congress, Shirley Chisholm, Sen. Harris’ rollout has reached for clarity. ... read more »
Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement at House-Senate Conference Committee on Homeland Security
February 1, 2019
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the Chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks at a recent meeting of the House-Senate Conference Committee on Homeland Security: ... read more »
Los Angeles County officials Host Immigrant News Briefing
January 31, 2019
Panelists were joined by Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Director, Department of Public Health, who outlined a handful of underutilized services and debunked false narratives around services. ... read more »
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