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Reparations for Descendants of the Slave Trade Emerges as Democrats’ Campaign Platform 
April 11, 2019
“In this context, new organizations such as ADOS (American Descendants of Slavery) also emerged and certainly contributed to the visibility of the debate on reparations,” Dr. Araujo said. “Unlike previous movements, ADOS gained more visibility through the presence of its founders on social media that helped disseminating the #ADOS hashtag,” said Dr. Ana Lucia Araujo, who authored the groundbreaking 2017 book, “Reparations for Slavery and the Slave Trade: A Transnational and Comparative History.”  ... read more »
Stop Invisible Lynchings in America
April 4, 2019
Disproportionately, young African male college students and others are being summarily expelled from college based solely on mere allegations of sexual misconduct violations of Title IX rules without any due process of law or findings of fact. College administrators are arbitrarily determining that these targeted students are guilty and expendable until their innocence is proven. ... read more »
Women’s History Month: Juanita Jackson Mitchell
March 29, 2019
“It was fitting that she received recognition because [Juanita Jackson Mitchell] was always one of those unsung champions of the cause and one who needs to be celebrated during both Black History and Women’s History month,” said Shane Carter, a self-described “Black history buff.” ... read more »
Alfred Liggins is the Other Half of Urban One’s Success Story 
March 21, 2019
“Look, my mother has an amazing story from where she came, and she’s always been more of a forefront person. A lot of people tend to think this woman built this company and she made her son the CEO, but they don’t realize how long I’ve been at the company and that it was really a joint effort. They tend to think it’s a traditional family business. But my mother is very good at giving me credit. She did it when we were in Omaha.”  ... read more »
Comcast Formally Launches Afro and Cleo, Two New Black-Centric Networks 
March 21, 2019
“I’m excited that this is by us, for us and there’s going to be a lot of great content that reflects our lifestyle,” said Michelle Rice, the general manager at Cleo TV, who joined cast members from various Cleo TV shows, executives from Comcast Afro and others to celebrate the launch of the new channels at the Newseum on Thursday, March 14.  ... read more »
Congressman Bobby Scott Refused to be Distracted as He Spearheads Two Important Bills
March 14, 2019
The congressman’s comments and the advancement of the Rebuild America’s School Act comes as a new report revealed that White school districts receive $23 billion more in funding than non-white districts despite serving the same number of students. ... read more »
LIVING OUR TRUTH!
March 7, 2019
Prolific, award-winning director/producer, anthony hemingway among the honorees at the fifth annual truth awards. ... read more »
NNPA President Moderates Inspirational CBCF Avoice Heritage Celebration
March 1, 2019
In moderating the panel of awardees, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. began with the ultra-popular Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the first Black woman to chair the House Committee on Financial Services. He asked Waters what could be expected from her committee in terms of improving the quality of life in Black communities. ... read more »
Moderate or Severe Sleep Apnea Doubles Risk Of Hard-to-Treat Hypertension in African Americans
January 3, 2019
The results suggest that African Americans with more severe forms of sleep apnea are at higher risk of having hard-to-treat hypertension ... read more »
Study: Culturally Tailored Education is Key in Mitigating Alzheimer’s Disparities
December 13, 2018
There is no cure for AD, but experts agree that earlier diagnosis provides greater treatment and planning options ... read more »
Digital Boom and Tech Access Fuel Black Entrepreneurship
November 22, 2018
Nielsen report underscores growing competitive marketplace with new content creators, product developers and business owners ... read more »
Let’s Talk About Depression in the Black Community
September 20, 2018
African Americans experience high levels of stress and may be especially likely to experience serious depression ... read more »
Nat’l Black Church Initiative Launches Wells Fargo Boycott
August 31, 2018
According to the Rev. Anthony Evans, NBCI president, the call to boycott stems from the institution’s targeting of the African American community and suppressing economic growth in Black neighborhoods. ... read more »
L.A. County Pushes Back Against Hate Crimes
July 19, 2018
Hate crimes statewide increased by more than 17 percent from 2016 to 2017, from 982 to 1,013, according to the California Department of Justice. ... read more »
LAHSA Commission Holds First Meeting of Ad Hoc Committee on Black People Experiencing Homelessness
April 19, 2018
According to the 2017 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, 40 percent of people experiencing homelessness across Los Angeles County are Black... ... read more »
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