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Redistricting Commissioners Seek Input from African American Community
August 19, 2021
Redistricting will bring changes to South Los Angeles, an area where many African Americans reside, and the adjustment could affect the collective power of the Black community. ... read more »
New Partnership Brings Black History to Life Through Google Assistant
August 5, 2021
“The beautiful thing about Dr. Mack's calendar is it looks at the parts of the story that like most people aren't aware of, it tells us about important moments in Black culture and Black history,” added Beth Tsai, Policy Director for Google Search and Assistant. “It tells us about contributors who are not your big names. [It] helps people understand that bigger picture. And for us, that was the compelling moment here. Here's a chance for your average Google user who doesn't know anything about these things to really jump in, learn more and learn in depth.” ... read more »
Alarming CDC Memo Reveals Vaccinated Individuals Spread Delta Variant as Much as the Unvaccinated
August 5, 2021
The virus is once again surging across the US — especially in areas where fewer people are “The number of cases we have now is higher than any number we had on any given day last summer,” Walensky told CNN. ... read more »
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COVID – Delta Variant On Rise Throughout Black Community
July 15, 2021
Los Angeles County, has issued a recent warning that COVID-19 cases, and in particular the Delta variant, throughout the county are on the rise.   African Americans in particular are suffering the effects of the virus more than other communities at an alarming rate and are encouraged to get vaccinated. Dr. Elaine Batchlor, president and CEO of MLKCH said, “If you’ve been waiting to get your COVID vaccine, now is the time to stop waiting and do it." ... read more »
A Set Back Can Be a Good Position For a Come Back
July 1, 2021
One of our own was thrown in the deep end a few years ago but he refused to drown, and like a phoenix he is rising.  His name is Tavis Smiley.  Tavis was born in Mississippi, raised in Indiana, but calls Los Angeles his home.  ... read more »
Migraine is a Health Disparity for People of Color Act Now to Support a Congressional Resolution on Health Equity
June 10, 2021
Research confirms inequities and an ongoing lack of quality research on BIPOC with migraine means there is still much that is unknown or poorly understood. ... read more »
George Floyd Family Meets with President Biden at the White House, Lawmakers on Capitol Hill
June 3, 2021
The U.S. House passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act in March, but the bill has stalled in the even-divided Senate. The measure would prohibit federal, state, and local law enforcement from racial, religious, and discriminatory profiling. ... read more »
Black Press of America Making Impact and Progress
June 3, 2021
While about 37,000 workers were laid off or furloughed at media companies like the Los Angeles Times, Condé Nast, The Dallas Morning News, Gannett, McClatchy, National Public Radio, and VOX, the NNPA added staff and expanded services to NNPA member publishers across the nation. ... read more »
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Experts Say It’s Rare that a ‘Jury of your Peers’ Applies to African Americans
June 3, 2021
“When a juror is unable to relate to a person accused of a crime, the defendant is more likely to face stiffer penalties, up to and including life in prison,” said Charlotte, N.C.-based Attorney Darlene Harris, who after trying a recent murder trial, spoke to a White male juror who shared that a lot of the jurors could not understand the African American defendant. ... read more »
  Labor Secretary Tells Black Press America Must Be Intentional About Employment Equity
May 28, 2021
The administration wants to level the playing field, which would allow those in communities of color to obtain good-paying jobs, ascend to the middle class, and be rewarded when it comes time for promotions and other opportunities to advance. “I think we are seeing 500,000 jobs per month added to the economy on average over the last three months, and we saw some positive signs in the hospitality industry this month,” explained U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh. ... read more »
Dr. Kevin Williams Issues Caution to African Americans About Rare Heart Disease
May 27, 2021
With the most recent collaboration between Pfizer Rare Disease and the Black Press, the organizations embarked on a mission to educate and raise awareness to transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy – or ATTR-CM. “ATTR-CM is a rare, life-threatening, underrecognized, and underdiagnosed type of amyloidosis that affects the heart and it is associated with heart failure,” Dr. Kevin Williams, Pfizer’s chief medical officer, told the NNPA in a live interview. ... read more »
Where Do We Go From Here?
April 29, 2021
Dr. Martin Luther King’s book titled, “Where Do We Go From Here” shares, “Whites, it must frankly be said, are not putting in a similar mass effort to reeducate themselves out of their racial ignorance. ... read more »
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, CDC Director — Interview with the Black Press of America
April 29, 2021
Dr. Walensky highlighted several new efforts the CDC is leading to accelerating the work in addressing racism as a fundamental driver of racial and ethnic health inequities in the United States. ... read more »
Black Leaders: Spending Must Include Minorities as State Prepares for Billions in Fed Cash
April 8, 2021
The leaders say California has not lived up to its commitment to equitably include African American contractors and businesses in the state’s ongoing infrastructure investments. ... read more »
Congress Members Urge Vaccination During Black Press Week 
March 26, 2021
“Protect your children and your grandchildren, protect those who you come in contact with,” Congressman Clyburn stated during the annual National Newspaper Publishers Association Fund’s (NNPAF) Black Press Week. “Take the shot. It’s safe to do,” the congressman declared during an interview with Real Times Media President and CEO Hiram Jackson.  ... read more »
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