Black America

Congresswoman Cori Bush Lauds Black Press Ahead of Receiving Prestigious Award

The Congresswoman sits as vice-chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security, and the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. Additionally, Congresswoman Bush is a member of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy and the House Oversight Subcommittee on the Environment.

Senator Cory Booker (D-NY), Environmental Justice Advocate, Proud to Receive NNPA Leadership Award

Sen. Booker, who served two terms as Newark mayor before his election to the Senate, will receive the 2021 National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) National Leadership Award for excellence and innovative leadership in Black America. Drs. James Hildreth and Ebony Hilton, Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), Congresswoman Cori Bush (D-Missouri), and Olympic record-setter Allyson Felix also will receive National Leadership Awards from the NNPA, the trade association of more than 230 African American-owned newspapers and media companies.

Black America Needs a ‘New Normal’: Equitable Credit Access to Build Wealth

Although many officials have called for a ‘return to normal’, millions of small businesses and communities need something new instead. In Black America especially, the ‘old normal’ never delivered equitable access to wealth-building opportunities as those that well-served served much of White America. Instead, a lengthy history of public policies designed to create and sustain a burgeoning middle class systemically excluded Blacks and other people of color.

‘Black America’s attorney General’ Seems to be Everywhere

Ben Crump, the Rev. Al Sharpton says, is “Black America’s attorney general.”

In less than a decade, the Florida-based attorney has become the voice for the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd — Black people whose deaths at the hands of police and vigilantes sparked a movement.

A Question for Black Americans: Vaccine or Body Bag?

Today there is a crisis in Black America that is greater than the Tuskegee experiment itself. That experiment for more than 30 years deliberately used Black men as lab rats to test the effects of syphilis on men infected with venereal disease.

Wealth gap costs over last two decades: $2.7 trillion in Black income, $16 trillion to U.S. economy

“Yet even today, with all those credentials and as one of the leading executives on Wall Street,” wrote Raymond J. McGuire, Citi’s Vice Chairman and Chair of its Global Banking and Capital Markets, “I am still seen first as a six-foot-four, two-hundred-pound Black man wherever I go — even in my own neighborhood. I could have been George Floyd. And my wife and I are constantly aware that our children could have their innocence snatched away from them at any given moment, simply for the perceived threat of their skin color.”

Attorneys: Dijon Kizzee Fatally Shot by Deputies While Lying on Ground

Again blasting the sheriff’s department’s contention that a 29-year-old man was fatally shot while pointing a gun at deputies in Westmont, attorneys for the man’s family said today an independent autopsy shows he was shot repeatedly while “writhing on the ground in pain.”

OP-ED: Black Americans and COVID-19 Clinical Trials

Black Americans have to be involved at all levels of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. We cannot afford to be silent, detached, denied, or prevented from being at the decision-making tables in terms of COVID-19 public health policies, research, clinical trials, remedies, and vaccine development. Our lives and future are at stake.

Legendary Rapper Ice Cube Discusses the Importance of Black Media

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; publishers, editors, and journalist of color seek the truth and highlight what is under-reported in mainstream media. Standing behind the Voice of The Black Community; President and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis joined movie mogul and legendary rapper, Ice Cube to discuss the importance of Black media for the collective, and to highlight  Ice Cube’s creative projects, such as the Big 3 Basketball