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Stopping the Exploitation of Prisoners and Their Families Requires More Comprehensive Solutions
December 9, 2020
2020 brought renewed global focus to issues of social justice in America.  From the racial disparities and inequities highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic to the killings of George Floyd and so many other Black and Brown Americans at the hands of police officers have all contributed to the evolving social justice “reckoning” across the nation. ... read more »
Black News Channel In ‘The Red Zone’ Ready for Launch
December 12, 2019
The channel is the endeavor of the network's visionaries and co-founders, chairman J.C. Watts, Jr. and CEO Bob Brillante. ... read more »
Flying While Black: Stop the U.S. Congress from Raising Air Travel Taxes
September 12, 2019
“The tax, known as the passenger facility charge, is a locally enforced but federally authorized fee that every passenger must pay at U.S. commercial airports. Nearly every airport in America charges it. The fee is currently set at $4.50 per person per leg of a trip. Legislation has been introduced that would remove that cap, allowing airports to charge any amount they want.” ... read more »
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NNPA Hosts National Black Parents Town Hall
June 22, 2017
In an on-going effort to increase awareness about the “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA) in the Black community, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) hosted a national town hall for Black parents at the National Harbor in Prince George’s County, Md. ... read more »
“Taste of Soul” Family Festival in Los Angeles Is a Model for the Nation
October 28, 2015
Black America needs more good news and positive news. Too often headlines in American media have the proclivity to focus only on the negative when it comes to the life-experience of Black Americans and other people of color communities. ... read more »
Misty Copeland Danced Her Way to the Top By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr.
September 9, 2015
Fighting for freedom and equality comes in numerous different forms, vessels and vocations, particularly in a society with a history of stereotypical distortions about human capacity and ability based on race and ethnicity. Therefore, it is important to note whenever there is an irrefutable exposure of some of those false myths and caricatures. ... read more »
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