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‘Mightier Than the Sword –The History of the Black Press’
October 1, 2020
From the Freedom’s Journal to the Chicago Defender, and of course, the Los Angeles Sentinel, Black publications and journalists have been on the frontlines fighting for social justice, equality, and basic human rights for Black communities. With the recent killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, Black America is reminded of the power the Black press holds. The rage, the protests, the tears, and the chants screaming, “Black Lives Matter,” inspire Black newspapers and digital media outlets to keep advocating for change. ... read more »
Joe Biden Wins Big in Mini Super Tuesday
March 12, 2020
The win was a big boost for Biden, who had already grabbed wins in 10 of the 14 states that voted on Super Tuesday on March 3. ... read more »
Garth C. Reeves Sr., Retired Miami Times Publisher and Black Press Pioneer, Dies
December 5, 2019
Garth C. Reeves, Sr., The Miami Times’ retired publisher who became the enduring patriarch of a family newspaper dynasty after decades of fighting the political establishment and while guiding the black community through the city’s racial problems, died on Monday, November 25. He was 100. ... read more »
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Congresswoman Lucy McBath Introduces Election Official Integrity Act
March 6, 2019
Washington, DC —Rep. Lucy McBath (GA-06) introduced the Election Official Integrity Act of 2019, a bill to prevent chief state election officials from participating in federal campaigns and prohibit the use of official authorities to affect elections. ... read more »
The NNPA Celebrates the Living Legacy of Dick Gregory
September 14, 2017
The National Newspaper Publishers Association pauses to express our heartfelt condolences to the family of Dick Gregory, and to express forthrightly on the public record our profound and enduring love, respect, and salute to the living legacy of Dick Gregory. ... read more »
Malcolm Ali speaks on Bill Jones historic photographer
July 13, 2017
Malcolm Ali talks about the impact of BET being owned by Viacom ... read more / watch video »
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Malcolm Ali speaks on having a Black Grammy Night
July 11, 2017
Malcolm Ali talks about photography companies possibly cutting deals which ultimately shut out black press companies. ... read more / watch video »
The Black Press Shows Resilience of the Black Community
April 19, 2017
The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) has been the repository of Black history for generations, capturing that spirit and resilience through compelling journalism and stirring images. ... read more »
Enhancing Black Owned Print and Digital Press in the Age of Social Media
August 17, 2016
NNPA salutes the career development success of the Discover the Unexpected (DTU) NNPA Journalism Fellowship program that has just completed its first term ... read more »
NNPA Foundation Elects New Board of Directors
August 28, 2015
The National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation (NNPAF), the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that manages charitable, educational and literary activities that promote high standards in ethnic media, recently elected four new officers to its board of directors Executive Committee. ... read more »
Farrakhan: “Justice or Else” March Just the Beginning
August 27, 2015
Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., president and CEO of the NNPA and the national director of the 1995 Million Man March, moderated the call, fielding pooled questions from dozens of publishers and editors from Black newspapers across the country. ... read more »
United Methodist Men honor Lindo as ‘Man of the Year’
June 17, 2015
Author and theologian Dr. Osmond A. Lindo Sr., will be honored as ‘Man of the Year’ during the Fathers’ Day Dinner and Concert on Sunday, June 21, ... read more »
The Voice of Our Fathers!
June 17, 2015
Proverbs 4:1 – “Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding.”  When I was a child, I was a bonified ‘Daddy’s Girl.’ Even though I did not grow up with my father in the home, ... read more »
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